It is just amazing how time is flying by, especially at this special time of the year. With Thanksgiving now behind us and looking towards all the upcoming holidays in December I am sure the days and weeks will speed by even faster.
 
For our family, Christmas time is always a magical time of the year as we celebrate with our son Mike, his wife Kelly and our grandchildren Lily and Brendan.  I am even hoping we will be able to visit my brother and his family in Florida between the holidays.  There is a special connection with both of us being members of the Jefferson Township Rotary Club, both having served as club Presidents.  He is now enjoying the Rotary life as a member of the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club, and he still calls me his little sisterJ. 
 
I am sure our district Rotarians will be celebrating the season in one form or another, including those special parties for the children in our community.  Congratulations to all clubs who have delivered the dictionaries to the third graders in their community. What a wonderful project! Thank you PDG Bob Pityo for introducing it to us, and what a perfect way to pass the Rotary name to not only the children but their families.
 
As we near the end of the 2016 year, please be generous with your giving to The Rotary Foundation, giving us the opportunity to continue our good work not only around the world but also in our District.
 
Wishing you and your Families,
 
Merry Christmas (Kellemes Karácsony),
Happy Hanukkah (Boldog Hanukkah)