Incoming general secretary talks about his priorities
John Hewko, incoming general secretary, addresses the plenary session. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson
Incoming General Secretary John Hewko outlined his priorities during an address to Rotarians at the fourth plenary of the 2011 RI Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Hewko said his top priorities include “better connecting Rotarians with the Secretariat, increasing awareness as to what the Secretariat can offer, and making sure the Secretariat is an effective, efficient, and useful resource for clubs, so that clubs are able to grow and carry out the mission of Rotary.”
Hewko, who will take office 1 July, said the future of Rotary is bright. Download his convention speech and see the video highlights.
"We will rid the world of the terrible scourge of polio -- we will rid the world of this terrible disease -- and then we will be bold and aggressive and identify and conquer the next big global challenge," he said. "We will redouble our public relations efforts to enhance our brand and image so that the world better appreciates and understands the great works of Rotary and the value of connecting through fellowship."
Follow Hewko on Twitter at @JohnHewko.