Greetings from the Rotary International President 2017/2018 – Ian H.S. Riseley

Dear organizers, participants, and guests of the Rotary Children’s Musical Competition:

It is my pleasure to send greetings to you on the occasion of your International Russian Children’s Music event.

There are as many ways to get involved with Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. And each of us can find something different in Rotary that adds something to our own lives. Rotary’s programs for young leaders challenge us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives. And when our unique talents are united by our common principles and insistence on ethics as one Rotary family we realize our true ability to make a difference. It is my hope, and my wish for all of you, that the satisfaction that you have found in Rotary will inspire you to continue on to a lifetime of service, in Rotary and beyond. And I know that we can do more together than we could ever hope to do alone. So let’s work together and find new opportunities to make a sustainable impact for our world, in our communities, and in the lives of others as one family of Rotary: Making a Difference.

I wish you all the best for many more years of creative, engaging, and productive service to come.

Ian Riseley
President, Rotary International 2017-18


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