Last week I received a call from my friend Vicki asking me to join her and others for a lunch in Mason City to support long-time Rotary District Secretary John Last.
I hesitated a moment because I realized that Mason City is a 3 hour drive from Dubuque and then said okay. 🙂
In 2003 I was the District 5970 Web Master and held that position for five years. I worked very closely with John and built a lasting friendship with him. Vicki (right side of image) was District Governor for one of those years and Richard (left side of image) was also a District Governor. I served under 5 District Governors during my tenure.
We had a two-hour lunch and had a lot of fun reminiscing about the past.
John is being asked to retire from his District Secretary position. I won’t go into the details of the situation but I am disappointed in the way it was handled, which in my view is not the Rotary way.
It was a long day but I was glad to see Dick, Vicki, and John. It and they made the drive worth while.
Enjoy your day and be careful.