Incoming governors talk about 2011-12 RI theme
R I News spoke with several district governors-elect after the opening plenary session of the 2011 International Assembly, when RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee announced the 2011-12 theme, Reach Within to Embrace Humanity . Here’s what they had to say.
Fred ne Tiabu Tatukila
District 9150 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
"The theme is very good. It all begins with the heart. It is the heart that communicates to the head and tells us to start doing things and taking action."
District 3000 (India)
"It is an excellent theme and, being from India myself, this was a wonderful experience. We are eagerly waiting to start reaching within."
Marco Antonio Colenci
District 4310 (Brazil)
"It’s the best possible theme we could have asked for. We believe in what he said, especially about the importance of family, during his speech. We agree with his values."
Paula J. Matthews
District 7770 (South Carolina, USA)
"We’ve been talking about the family of Rotary and building on our fellowship. Continuity of our work is a huge thing we’ve also been working on. We’re also branding Rotary using Facebook and Twitter. This theme gives me more impetus to work with clubs and get these done."
District 9220 (Mauritius)
"It is a very deep theme. We’ll announce it this year at our presidents-elect training seminar, where we’ll be talking about our goals: consolidating clubs, ensuring that we’re up to date with the RI Strategic Plan, and promoting fellowship and friendship in our district."