June 30, 2023
To All My Dear Fellow Rotarians:
It is difficult for me not to feel an overwhelming emotion when I think of how special this Rotary Club family is to me. When my dear late wife and I spoke about the opportunity to serve as president of this club, she said, "You love those people and what they do and you should do it!" Many things have changed since that decision was made, but the heartfelt love that I still have for this club has not.
During President Lee’s administration, we experienced some exceptional growth and accomplishments. While most clubs struggled to keep their numbers, we grew. While most clubs struggled to keep projects moving, we grew and added. While most clubs struggled to diversify, we did it. All of our projects and their outreach have been incredible. The respect and recognition that we receive from our district and clubs far and wide shows we are such a vibrant group and people of action.
This is the time that our club needs to put the pedal to the metal. We have never been a group to just sit back, rest, and coast, and we certainly aren't going to start doing that now. The Board of this Club this year is a rocking powerhouse. Their energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and work ethic will mold this group into a Club that will be talked about around the globe in the next 3-to-5 years, seriously.
This Club is not about coasting; it’s about moving forward and creating hope. You joined this club to make a difference; now is your time to make that difference. Let's volunteer more, let's give more, let's be leaders and let's show San Miguel how we work together hand in hand creating that hope. I am excited and proud to become the president of this vibrant club for 2023-2024 I love you all, thank you!
This Rotary Worldwide Peace Project is headed by a 92-year-old Hiroshima survivor from a Rotary Club in Japan. Featured at the same time will be San Miguel’s ginko biloba Peace Tree, a progeny of the one which sprouted at Ground Zero in Hiroshima after the world’s worst act of war almost 80 years ago.
On Sunday. April 16, at 10 a.m. the Spanish-speaking Rotary Club will receive the Paloma de Paz (Dove of Peace) sculpture from the Rotary Club of Dolores Hidalgo at Instituto Sanmilguelense (ITSES) at Escuadron 201, Carretera San Miguel de Allende - Dr. Mora No.10-Km. 0.5, Palmita de Landeta, where their exchange students attend classes. Attendees are encouraged to wear white, the color of peace.
Club Rotario President Paulina Gallardo said an ultrasound was donated so that the hospital can better serve society
Club Rotario delivered ultrasound equipment to the General Hospital of San Miguel de Allende, so that several patients are treated.
The president of the Rotary Club, Paulina Gallardo, commented that an ultrasound was donated so that the hospital can give a better service to society.
She also thanked the Rotary Club of Nuevo Laredo for helping to make this a reality and through a video call they witnessed the delivery.
She also said that the club continues with the conviction that our society deserves health and here is the Rotary club to work hand in hand.
Dr. Martín Milán López, director of the hospital, thanked the support received from the Club Rotario of San Miguel de Allende to the hospital, this team will strengthen the infrastructure of the hospital, since it allows us to develop studies more accurately and above all more quickly, also favoring the correct treatment.
It makes us very happy to receive this equipment because it will help us solve the problems of many people and very important the people who will benefit from this type of equipment and the attention to the population.
This type of support is aimed at the most vulnerable people who have the least and is the one we can help, a study of these is very expensive outside the hospital and the fact that here we can help them in this way with this equipment will benefit the sanmiguelenses also in their economy.