District Governor's Message

Meet your District Governor for 2015-2016: Rick Jansing.

Hello…. my name is Rick Jansing and I am looking forward to being your district governor for 2015-2016. I first want to take this time to give you some of information about myself and my background….

My wife Carole and I have two children in their 40’s and one granddaughter. I am retired after spending my career with the US Navy, IBM, Wang, and banks in Illinois as the SVP for human resources and training. Carole is also retired from a successful Relocation Management career.

Being a member of the Stevens Point club since 2004, I have had the chance to lead our major fund raising effort, Sweetest Day Roses, for five years. I am past president of my club and past assistant governor for three years. The past two years I have been the District Fundraising Chair, DGN, and DGE. I also wanted to announce that our club will celebrate its centennial in 2017 – these are exciting times.

I am looking forward to being your district governor for 2015 – 2016. My focus for the district will be Youth in Rotary and increasing our contributions to the Rotary Foundation. We can then use the money in the years to come for more local community projects and international grants. In future newsletters I would like to highlight what each club is doing in each of these areas.

With regards to our clubs, I am asking each one to try something new this year. It can be a community event, a club social event, going in with another club in our district or another district on an international grant. Try anything you have not done before. The district and RI staff are there to help. All you have to do is ask.
Our President, Ravi (K.R. Ravindran) has chosen as this theme for the year “Be a Gift to the World”. I extend his challenge to each one of you to think about those six words and come up with ways you and your clubs can be gifts to the world. It all starts with each one of us.

I am looking forward to meeting each one of you on my club visits. At that time we can discuss your ideas on making Rotary and our district more effective and exciting.
Let’s Have Fun Being A Gift To The World!!!

District Governor
Rick Jansing