District Governor's Message
By:  Marion Cheney, Dover RC
Never Doubt That A Small Group
Of Thoughtful Committed Citizens
Can Change The World.
Indeed It’s The Only Thing
That Ever Has.
-Margaret Mead-
I am humbled to serve as your 2023-2024 District Governor.
As I weave through New Hampshire and Maine making District Governor visits, I am reminded that a club doesn’t need to have a large membership or big bank account to create hope in the world.  All they need is a vision and a passion for service.
From challenges comes creativity and a strong desire to make the world a better place.
I leave club visits inspired by the enthusiasm and selflessness of our members.  This is why I joined Rotary 33 years ago.
During my visits I discuss the “Rotary Action Group Mental Health Initiative” (RAGMHI) and the importance of taking care of our own mental health.  This is so important during the holiday season.  This is not a Hallmark time of year for those who live with depression and anxiety.
Everyone needs a safe place, and your club can be that place.  I ask each and every one of you to take a moment and move beyond “How are you” to “How are you really doing”?  You may be very surprised, as I have been, at some of the responses.
Performing acts of kindness can be the most effective step anyone can take to protect our sense of wellbeing and make us more resilient to the challenges life throws our way. 
Let’s work together to erase the stigma and raise awareness of mental health so we can support one another, our clubs and our communities -- so we can help to create hope in the world.
Thank You, all, for your service.