Leadership - a Rotary Value
The definition of leadership is to influence, inspire and help others become their best selves, building their skills, and achieving goals along the way.  You don't have to be a CEO, manager or even a team lead to be a leader. Leadership is a set of skills – and a certain psychology – that anyone can master.
We are all aware of the wonderful service to others that Rotary provides in our communities and in the world. We are also drawn to our own club because of the fellowship and friendship other Rotarians offer.  The beauty of Rotary is that there are so many additional fringe benefits.
One of Rotary’s many additional benefits is the opportunity to improve our leadership skills.  This past weekend your Presidents-Elect, along with PEs from seven Districts, attended Far West PETS (President-Elect Training Seminars) in San Jose. Throughout the weekend, PEs enhanced their skills in visioning, communication, collaboration, and responsibility. They were inspired by world class speakers, trainers, and Rotary International President-Elect Gordon McInally. They planned and set goals for our clubs for Rotary year 23/24. I can assure you that your club will experience amazing continuity between your current President and PE.
In February, nearly a dozen Rotarians gathered for our Districts leadership training entitled PRLS (Practical Relevant Leadership Skills).  Past District Governor Desiree Wilson and her team have created a three-day leadership seminar for our members.  Many of us do not work for large corporations and thus do not have the opportunity to participate in personal development in the workplace. Rotary District 5180 makes leadership training available to all our members. By doing so we strengthen ourselves, our clubs, and our organization. Our next PRLS session will take place in July. I hope that you can attend. By participating, you will improve your leadership skills both in Rotary and professionally.