Presidential Message

Mark Morgan
President
Serving July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Mark Morgan

Welcome to the Danville Rotary Club web page.

My name is Mark Morgan and I am the 2020-2021 President for our club.  I am looking forward to my term as president.  Although I have some pretty big shoes to fill with all those that have served before me.  I have been a Rotarian since 2010.  When I joined Rotary, I was serving as the Fire Chief for Danville.  I had been asked to speak at Rotary lunches on a couple of occasions.  While attending those lunches and looking out over the audience, I realized that I truly didn’t know most of the people.  Even though I had lived in this Town my entire life.  I decided that if I wanted to be able to know the faces of the owners of the buildings I protected, Rotary was the place to be.  It wasn’t long after that, that I realized that Rotary was so much more to me.  I have made some wonderful connections and valued friendships.  As with anything in life, I found the more I put into it…the more I got out of it. So, here I am today….President.  I am no longer the Fire Chief.  I left the Fire Service about a year ago and became the Town Manager.  That’s a story for another day.  But I do believe that both journeys go hand in hand.

My first goal as President is to bring our club back together after enduring this COVID-19 Pandemic.  Like all clubs, we managed with virtual meetings.  However, I want to make sure that our members don’t lose interest and come back in person.  Our fellowship is one of our strengths and networking one of our main draws.

My second goal is to continue with the same commitment as those who have served before me.  Making sure we stay relevant to our community.  This will be accomplished with our participation in community events along with specific projects to enhance the beauty of our Town and more specifically our parks.  I want to ensure that we continue our financial support of Rotary and all of its important projects.

My third goal is to continue our International support of Rotary.  Our club will be a part of providing wells for clean drinking water to small villages in El Salvador.  We will be hosting workshops and fundraising along with applying for grants to make this a reality.

It is my final goal to pass the torch on to President-Elect Jessica Scott and not leave her wondering what she has gotten herself into.  I have an amazing board and we are a great team.  I am so proud to be associated with all of them.  I hope that at the end of my term we can all look back and be proud of what we have accomplished.  At the same time, I know we will all be looking forward to the future of Danville Rotary and the projects on the horizon.

Have a wonderful day and “Thanks” for visiting our page.