My name is Jeff Slaton and I am honored to have been elected President of the Rotary Club of Saco Bay.  There are some awesome events going on this Rotary year, July 1, 2016 until June 30th, 2017, as we celebrate the 100 year Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation in Atlanta, GA June 10th – 14th 2017.  This year’s theme is Serving Humanity.
In the words of the Rotary International President John Germ, “Rotary has been many things, to many people, in the last 111 years. Through Rotary, our members have found friends, community, and a sense of purpose; we’ve forged connections, advanced our careers, and had incredible, experiences we couldn’t have had anywhere else. Every week, in more than 34,000 clubs around the world, Rotarians come together to talk, laugh, and share ideas. But above all, we come together for one, overriding goal: service.
Service to humanity has been the cornerstone of Rotary since its earliest days, and has been its main purpose ever since. I believe that there is no better path to meaningful service today than Rotary membership; and no organization better placed to make a real and positive difference in our world. No other organization so effectively brings together committed, capable professionals in a wide variety of fields, and enables them to achieve ambitious goals. Through Rotary, we have the capacity, the network, and the knowledge to change the world: the only limits are the ones we place on ourselves.”   J.G.
I look forward to this year and to reflect next July at what I am sure will be an awesome year for our club and community.  May each of you have a healthy and prosperous year!!!
Jeffrey R. Slaton
Rotary Club of Saco Bay
President 2016 / 2017