With the return of Spring comes the promise of renewal and the opportunity to put away our dark woolen winter wear and pull out our Rotarians At Work shirts.  I am sure we will all pitch in as we gather, in the warmer weather, to lend a hand in our local projects.
April is Maternal and Child Health month for Rotary.  We celebrate the fact that RCK has been able to provide help, through Rotarian Pauline Mukozo, to the Matizha Clinic a nonprofit maternity health center near Harare in Zimbabwe.
Rotary focuses on saving mothers and children.  Most of us are fortunate because we have quality health care available to us.  According to Rotary International, an estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die every year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation.  
Focusing on prevention, Rotary helps through education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics.  Rotary clubs around the world have provided lifesaving hospital equipment, telemedicine, clean births, sustainable programs, healing scars of war, and keeping children alive during their first year.  We continue to find ways for our members to engage and help others.
Rotarians are optimists, and an optimist is the personification of Spring.