Pres Bettye and PDG D5000, Linda Coble with  Rev. Dr. William H. Knight       President Bettye with PPDG's D5000, Charlene Meyers and Linda Coble          Bettye S. Williams, President, 2015-16
"Our RI President will ask us to "BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD" in 2015-16.  We really don't know what kind of gift we have, until we unwrap it.  Our individual gifts, or lack thereof, can evolve with time and experiences.  And by the time the gift is can surprise us."
      That is how PDG Linda Coble began her remarks to the installation crowd, and she shared stories from throughout her television news career and volunteer time with the Rotary Club of Honolulu...unwrapping gifts at every turn.  She said the greatest gift of Rotary has been the gift of Ohana.  She has Rotarian friends around the world, and never takes for granted the joy they have brought and the valuable lessons she has learned from them. She noted UCLA Basketball Coach, John Wooden told his players; "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."  She said those words helped her throughout her career.  Linda urged us to unwrap the gifts we have been given, gifts that have defined us...and share the mana and the Aloha Spirit of Service Above Self.