President’s Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Friend:

Welcome to the website for Rotary Club of Wilmington, but more importantly, welcome to the world of Rotary where your ideas, enthusiasm and energy are welcome!


Welcome to the website for Rotary Club of Wilmington, but more importantly, welcome to the world of Rotary where your ideas, enthusiasm and energy are welcome!


Rotary International is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change-across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. Rotary Club of Wilmington is one of over 46,000 clubs globally who promote peace; fight disease; provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education; grow local economies; and protect the environment.


During the 2022-2023 Rotary year, our international theme is: Imagine. Rotary International President Jennifer Jones wants us to Imagine the possibilities in the change that Rotarians can make to transform the world! Collectively, when unleashed, the power of Rotary is potentially awesome!


You can learn more about Rotary International at www.rotary.org.


Our club has been a leading advocate for Early Childhood Education in Delaware though our leadership and connections within the community. Our Scholarship Fund helps both college-bound and vocational-technical students achieve their educational goals. We are an active participant in many Community Service projects, and also sponsor programming in Wilmington that meets our guiding principles such as the MLK Voice 4 Youth. Together with the Rotary Foundation and several other Rotary Clubs worldwide, we recently served as an International Partner with a Rotary District in India to fund a Cancer Bus in their community. Lives are being saved and changed for the better as a result. We helped strengthen public schools in a rural region near Hyderabad through facility enhancements. And since 1978, we have contributed steadily and faithfully to the global fight to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. In a nutshell, Rotarians operate with a mindset of “Service Above Self”.


I have built many lasting friendships from my connection to Rotary, and should you choose to join our club, I know that you will too. I’ve also found that the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder and learn from some of the top leaders in our community is an amazing professional opportunity. When you are surrounded by great leaders, you learn how to become a better leader!


So…. I hope you will Imagine what it would be like if you were a Rotarian! Imagine the impact of your ideas when acted upon by a collective body that dreams about, then takes action stirring positive change in our world. Imagine the possibilities!

We are hopeful that you will consider joining Rotary Club of Wilmington to help make a difference in our Wilmington community. We will warmly welcome your new ideas, your energy and your enthusiasm! And your Imagination too!  Our club meets regularly every Thursday for lunch at the Hotel DuPont at 12 noon, and always features an interesting guest speaker. If you are interested in joining our club, please contact me at office@rotarywilmington.org and we will provide you more information and answer any questions you might have about the Rotary experience.


Thank you once again for your interest in the Rotary Club of Wilmington. Come Imagine with us!


Sincerely,

President Jon

Jonathan Hickey

President 2022-2023

Rotary Club of Wilmington

PO Box 685, Wilmington, DE 19899

Phone: 302.438.0767|jonathanhickey@emoryhill.com