Each year the current District Governor has the privilege of selecting and honoring outstanding achievements. These are usually announced at the Annual District Conference. Rotary years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were anything but usual. Let’s just call them the “Pandemic Years” and everyone will know what you will be referring to.
Although the pandemic tried its hardest to stifle, slow down, stop or even suffocate Rotary, you saw to it to NOT let this happen. On March 13, 2020 you did see things come to a screeching halt, but you soon picked up the pieces and got back to the business of Rotary.
The Aloha Presidents* became the COVID-19 Presidents. Meetings went from being in person to meeting on Zoom or Skype. Projects were assessed and in cases where they could, they became virtual. Everybody had to follow strict guidelines of social distancing, small gatherings, and strict health protocols.
Many club leaders rose to the challenge, pivoted, switched gears and kept going. There were numerous challenges to meet head on.