To my Rotarian Friends -

First, I want to thank you for electing me as your Club President.  The theme for the 2020-2021 year is Rotary Open Opportunities.  Our International President, Holger Knaack, is asking Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into actions, and improve the lives of those in need.  This theme was developed long before COVID-19 changed our lives in so many ways, and yet, it seems a wonderful goal for us to strive to achieve.  As Mr. Knaack says, "Rotary isn't just a club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities."

The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills provides something different for everyone  For me, I have found an outlet for my desire to help others while also building friendships with my Rotary Family.  Each member of our club brings their own passion with them.  Within our club, we strive to tap into that passion to make a positive impact in our local communities as well around the world.

This means that every member of our Rotary Club is vital to our success.  With all of us working together during the upcoming year, we will be able to continue supporting the many projects we have worked on in the past as well as adding new projects.  The list of projects we work with is extensive.  Some of the projects we will continue to strive to support include:

 *   Providing scholarships to vocational students.
 *   Cooking meals for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
 *   Promoting peace through our Peace Committee and the placement of more Buddy Benches
 *   Providing activities to the young people at Pacific Lodge Youth Serves
 *   Providing ballet lessons for underprivileged children

 *   Providing funds for and participating in our District 5280 Humanitarian Trip to Costa Rica
 *   Delivering meals to first responders
 *   Assembling and delivering face shields to first responders
There are many other projects we plan to support during the year, but you get the idea.  We are a dedicated group of people that do a lot of good, both locally and throughout the world.  Not only that, we have a lot of fun doing it!

Our year will start out very differently from what I envisioned a year and a half ago, when I was asked to lead the Club for the 2020-2021 year.  Having said that, I look forward to serving as your club President.  With all the strong and passionate members we have, I am confident we will all make this a year to remember!!!

Kim Wall
2020-2021 President
Rotary Club of Woodland Hills