Rotary Club of Beloit was honored to host 6250 District Govenor, Chuck Hanson and his wife, Cheryl on August 9th.

District Gov. / Wife



Hanson is a personal injury and worker’s compensation lawyer in La Crosse and longtime Rotarian. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and former Rotary Youth Exchange Officer. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Wisconsin and United States Air Force veteran.
    Hanson began his presentation with a revealing power point presentation on the demographics of the World population, pointing out how lucky we are to live where we live — lucky by birth.
    Hanson talked about Service Above Self and the importance to “Reach for your passion to serve.” He used the analogy of the grueling Iditarod dogsled race to emphasis the importance of focus on service and Rotarian teamwork.
    Hanson explained this with what he called the three District 6250 “Iditarod’s of Service.”

Chart the Course
Prepare for the Race
Run the race.

    Hanson highlighted some of the facets of Rotary service, which he is most focused on during his year as District Governor, including enhancing our public image and awareness, use of social media, focus on increased humanitarian service, the importance of Rotary International Foundation program fund, eradicating polio, multi-club projects, the group study exchange, leadership development and club visioning.
    Hanson pointed out a major change, which is coming with the Rotary International Foundation for 2013, which will after three years, provide 50 percent back to the districts for local club projects. Hanson pointed out the importance of supporting the Foundation for both its global and district impact.
    Hanson said it’s important for Rotarians to be the change for the future. “Don’t be afraid to fail — Be afraid not to try,” he said.
    He concluded his presentation by reminding members “Rotary allows ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”