Incoming general secretary talks about his priorities
John Hewko, incoming general secretary, addresses the plenary session. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson
John Hewko, incoming general secretary, said one of his top priorities will be “to better connect Rotarians with the Secretariat, to increase awareness as to what the Secretariat can offer, and to make 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.