January marks the half-way point in the Rotary year and there is a lot planned in the next 6 months! First, I hope you save the date and plan to attend the District Celebration. The event will be hosted in Boise, ID, in and around the Riverside Hotel on April 21-22, 2023. The Celebration this year will include indoor and outdoor activities, some very fun service opportunities, fellowship, will be family friendly, and fun for all! Look for more information in February.  
 
Much of the activity in the coming months includes training events available to all Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary, about leadership, and connecting with other to serve in their community. I’d like to introduce you to Lorrie Apel from the Boise Centennial Club. Lorrie has a heart of service, a welcoming smile, and in her role as District 5400 Trainer, she generously shares encouragement, resources, and time to make learning opportunities fun and engaging. 
 
I hope your 2023 goals and plans include attending the District Celebration in April, joining a learning event hosted by Lorrie, and continuing to engage deeply in your club’s service activities locally and globally. 
 
Peace, Janice ~
22-'23 District 5400 Governor