Each January offers a new slate
and we must write upon it.
Let us write truth.
Let us write fairness.
Let us write friendship.
Let us write solidarity.
Let us write peace.
Let us write joy.
Let us write thankfulness
for what we accomplish together.
May the new year bring our club
new projects, new members, new success, new friends
and a fervour for Rotary
that doesn’t end!
As the calendar turns
and another new year begins
Let us be thankful for our Rotary friends
and the changes our service can bring.
Let us rise to the challenges given
Let us aim to give more to the cause
Let us continue to make the world better
Even if no one gives us applause.
We are thankful for those who accept
the call to serve as club exec.
We’re thankful that tonight they vow
to give their time for us from now
until next June. May their service
show each one bold with courage
As they steer our club to great heights
offer us strength and fine advice.
Thanks for those who made our meal,
to fuel us ‘neath our Rotary wheel.