Posted by Ansel Dooley on Jul 09, 2018
We welcome in our new Canton Rotary Club board for Installation today and we are led by our new District Governor Paul Sincock and are also joined by our Area 5 AG Russ Jones.
President John Kowalski rang us in with a heavy gavel this day at the end two years of support for the Canton Rotary Club.  He was present for all events and on time as always, however today was his last day as our Club President.  His service to the Club is greatly appreciated, but we are also pleased to have Sue Kowalski (Past President) back as our Club President for 2018-2019. 
John had a few final remarks that included a year wrap up for 2018 that included:
  • The final numbers for the Beer tent fund raising at the Heritage Park Liberty Fest.  Help from the Optimist Club was appreciated.  The Interact Club at the local high school may be in a position to help next year in 2019 too, as the event has grown.
  • The "Red Pop" visit to Canada went well and no one was permanently detained at either border.
  • The road trips were well attended and the club enjoyed the experience and will have an easy go of it this coming year.
  • John also wanted to extend a personal 2017-2018 thank you to Bill Tesen, for all his hard and unheralded work on our club planning as Secretary, Sue's continued dedication as Treasurer, Ken's special support for the beer tent and Foundation, and Ansel's articles for the club.
Our new President , Sue Kowalski, and her board was then sworn in to office by DG Paul Sincock that included:
  •   President: Susan Kowalski
  •   President Elect:  Lisa Kennedy
  •   Secretary:  Bill Tesen
  •   Treasurer:  Susan Kowalski
  •   Past President: John Kowalski
  •   Director: Kevin Davis
  •   Director: Ansel Dooley
  •   Director: Bill Simmerer
President Sue Kowalski then addressed the club and talked about the vast array of different people in the world and how they are depicted by "The Golden Rule" mosaic created by Norman Rockwell at the United Nations.  This mosaic depicts different cultures and races of our world, with the words "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You".  As we start the new Rotary year and work to serve the people of the world we are reminded of our theme for this Rotary year of "Be The Inspiration".  May each of us be an inspiration to each other, to our community, and to the world around us as we serve our fellow human beings and go forward to "Pursue The Dream" of Rotary following our mottoes of "Service Above Self" and "One Profits Most Who Serves Best".
Note that we will be planning next for the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Aug. 20th at 6:00pm (Heritage Park N. in Pavilion by Fire Station) and bring School Supplies for the Salvation Army donation.  Also, Oct. 1st is proposed for the Golf Outing and Past President's Dinner (more on this later).  
Beef ravioli today in tomato sauce, it was excellent.