District Governor, Becky Smith, was our honored speaker last week.  

The following is an excerpt from prvrotary.com:  "Becky’s rise to the governorship began in 2006 when she joined the Pine River Valley Rotary Club. She rose to the presidency in 2010 and served in that position for two years. Becky helped increase club membership through recruitment and public events. Today, the club has 27 members and is very active in Bayfield and Ignacio.

During the coming year, Becky will manage a budget in excess of a quarter million dollars and guide 2,000 members. She will visit all 57 clubs within the 52,000 mile boundries of District 5470. Becky sees her goals for the coming year as helping clubs re-energize and encouraging members to continue their “service above self.”

Becky also has a goal of raising funds to help educate girls in third world countries. She hopes to raise $25,000 through donations from each club. District 5470 and Rotary International will match those donations, for a total of $70,000. Becky will be working directly with a Rotary club in Kenya to provide infrastructure and supplies to help young female students complete their education.

Becky’s service during the next year will be taxing but no doubt rewarding for someone who has dedicated her life to public service. PRV is proud to have such a leader! Good luck Becky and thanks for your unwavering dedication!!"

As usual, listening to Becky speak was insightful, encouraging and entertaining!!  Using the example of the Rubik Cube, she encouraged us to 'shake things up' in little ways that the community will notice and appreciate.  She also encouraged us to take care of ourselves as a Club by taking care and being mindful of each of our members.

It was the honor of the Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs to receive the Rotary Citation for the Club year 2020-2021!!  Even more special was having the District Governor here to present it to us!
To be eligible for the Rotary Citation, clubs need to begin the year as active clubs in good standing – or having paid each invoice balance in full upon receipt. Rotary club leaders can go into Rotary Club Central and select at least 13 out of 25 goals they wish to apply toward citation achievement. This flexibility allows clubs to choose the goals that are most relevant and achievable and complete and record their progress.
The Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs has once again, obtained this distinction.