The governor of Rotary District 5520 will visit the Rotary Club of Tucumcari on Thursday.
Governor Tom Lindsay is sharing Rotary International President D. K. Lee’s theme of “Make Dreams Real” as he visits clubs in District 5520 throughout New Mexico and West Texas.
Lindsay’s areas of emphasis within Rotary include health and hunger, literacy, and water, plus continued efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
He encourages Rotarians to look at addressing needs locally as well as regionally, nationally and internationally.
“Rotarians in Tucumcari are uniquely positioned to identify and act on needs in Tucumcari,” said Lindsay. “Health and hunger, water issues, and literacy impact every community. Where Rotarians see a need they can mobilize and act, working to ‘Make Dreams Real’ in their community.”
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”
Lindsay is visiting all 68 clubs in Rotary District 5520 during his term as governor. He said he is always impressed to see Rotarians’ level of community involvement.
“Rotarians are involved in everything from school projects to senior citizens’ outreach efforts to community-wide events to sponsoring youth sports teams. You name it and there’s probably a Rotarian involved. It’s exciting to see the impact Rotary clubs make in our communities,” Lindsay said.
Lindsay owns a real estate business in Deming and works as a speech-language pathologist with the Deming Public Schools. He and his wife, Linda, are active in the Deming Rotary Club.
Lindsay will make his official gubernatorial visit to the Rotary Club of Tucumcari during the club’s regular weekly meeting at the Pow Wow Inn on Old Route 66.