I am humbled today to become your District Governor for 2020-2021 under RI President Holger Knaack's leadership. I am looking forward to working with our strong DG Team of PDG Fred Wright, DGE Dan Sutton and DGN Jean-Marc Nadeau together with our Assistant Governors (AGS). 

We are still in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic and we are operating in a "new normal" environment (mostly in the ZOOM zone). But let's look forward, let's be daring and willing to change, and let's continue to meet our challenges and goals in whatever way we can. We are People of Action and we can do it. Let's pursue our District 5550 Number One Goal, to eliminate child poverty. 

RI President Holger Knaack has chosen a timely theme: Rotary Opens Opportunities. Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere - with our local projects to help those in need, with our international projects to provide assistance as needed, with our work for positive peace, for inclusivity, and for environmental concerns - we are opening opportunities to a better world.

Our District Conference, May 13-16, 2021 in Melfort, Sk. will be a hybrid of in-person and online events, speakers, workshops and fun. Under the theme of "Family of Rotary" we will join together to celebrate and share our commitment to the values exemplified by Rotary's Four Way Test. We have a year to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere, ourselves included. Let's make the most of it.

We got this!   

Thank you for everything you do in Rotary,


Yours in Rotary


Gailmarie Anderson, DG 2020-2021

Rotary D5550, Zones 28&32

306 921-9788