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Robert "Bob" Stewart

Rotary Club of Rohnert Park - Cotati
Rotary Satellite Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati Twilight

Fellow Rotarians, Friends and Community Members
It is with pride that I serve this year as the president of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati. We have endured so many challenges during the past year because of the covid-19 pandemic. It has isolated us in our homes, distanced us from our workplaces, friends and families, closed schools and certainly impacted our ability to socialize as we once did. The stress both personally and financially has been overwhelming for so many of us.
As Rotarians, we met these unprecedented challenges with the ability to adapt and overcome. For most of us, we likely never heard of “Zoom” and now it is ingrained in most everything we do. This platform of communication has allowed us to conduct business, be together with family and friends and support our human needs of fellowship when physical barriers caused by covid -19 restrictions were present. Now, as we begin a new chapter in life and emerge from the covid-19 pandemic, we will utilize these new platforms of communication to strengthen our ability to spread the word of Rotary and engage the community more effectively in all that we do.  
This year as we begin our journey, the following are my focus areas:
  1. Solicit each member’s ideas to make the club stronger.
  2. Diversity and inclusion are a cornerstone to success.
  3. Build on creating a community presence… Rotary and our work in the community should be understood by those we serve.
  4. Encourage community members to participate in our projects.
  5. Create more opportunities for partnerships.
  6. Increase our public awareness opportunities.
  7. Incorporate hybrid opportunities in our meetings and activities.
  8. Continue with our long tradition of feeding the needy
  9. Create new ways to support our school aged children.
  10. Continue to support the needs of the international community.
  11. Grow our membership and be more inclusive.
With your support there is so much that we as a club can accomplish. Go out and make your mark in life by serving our community in the name of Rotary and in doing so, have fun!
Bob Stewart
President 2021-22
Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati