Go forward with strength and strong spirit!! This was our rallying cry this Rotary year and we have ended this year as strong as ever. Let us acknowledge Past President Patti Look’s legacy of calm steady leadership, navigating mask confusion and lockdowns that were too much too long. She kept the canoe and our team in good shape. When we were launched from our moorings and started paddling out we had a slow start, yes, truth be told, a rocky start. But, we worked through differences of opinion and temperament, knowing each paddler must necessarily occupy a different position ideally allocated for the team to achieve its maximum potential. Rotary is truly an exercise in leadership. I sincerely appreciate this club’s understanding of my efforts. I believe we held to what was true, what was fair and beneficial as we built goodwill and better friendships to accomplish more than what we may have thought possible. Let us continue to paddle as one team as Nathan assumes his position leading the canoe into the next year!