Ah, autumn. Cider and spice. Boots and sweaters. Oranges and golds in the trees. Such a nice time of the year! It's also a time of drawing in and preparation. Kids are back to school, summer events like reunions wind down, and we start to prepare ourselves and our homes for the holidays and snow. In Baldwinsville Rotary, we are doing the same! We're coming back together with a full meeting schedule after a bit of a summer break, and we are buckling down on Rotary business so we can do amazing things in the coming months. Are you ready to join us?
It's a great time to come on board with our annual visit from the Rotary Leadership Institute coming up at the end of the month. Our club pays for members to attend this educational event that will teach a lot about Rotary and a bit about leadership. No need to have big plans for a presidency in your future. It's great for any member, new or veteran, who wants to learn a whole lot about our organization!
Another learning opportunity will be at this year's District Conference, held at the Lake Ontario Conference Center in Oswego on October 19th. Rotarians from the 42 clubs in our area can network with each other, meet new friends, tour a nearby city with lots of hidden gems and enjoy the beautiful venue on the water. Another great place for a new Rotarian to get immersed in the volunteer vibes!
Plus, autumn brings out the absolute best traditions. In the next few months we will be pressing fresh apple cider, wearing Halloween costumes, sharing what we're thankful for, raising money to End Polio Now with fall brews and pumpkin carving, and so much more! So throw on a scarf and come visit us at an upcoming meeting. And feel free to bring your pumpkin spiced latte!