Kathryn Schubert, Rotary District 5650 Governor, visited Seward Rotary Club in late August, reporting on Rotary activities internationally and in the district.
Kathryn Schubert, a member of Omaha Suburban Rotary Club, is the 2023-2024 District Governor for Rotary District 5650.  She made her official visit to Seward Rotary Club on August 30, 2023.  She was joined by Assistant District Governor Stephen Postier of York.  District 5650, which covers eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, has 38 clubs and 1,800 members.
Governor Schubert is a financial planner with Merrill Lynch and lives with her family in Lincoln.  She opened her presentation with a review of her own path and involvement with Rotary and addressed the impact of the Rotary International Zone Leadership Training program.  Her goal is to have the “Best District in the Universe of Rotary International,” under the theme of “Create Hope in the World!”, which is the theme selected by Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Governor Schubert told Club members her goals for her year as District Governor include prioritizing mental health to create safe spaces in communities, empowering women to become more involved in Rotary and voices in their communities, and building the District up again by strengthening the youth exchange program and leadership institute program.  She noted that District 5650 clubs have added 244 new members so far this year.
She praised the Club for its work with her “Club Collaboration” effort, which saw District 5650 clubs raise and contribute $323,000 to Rotary International programs last year, noting that Seward Rotary provided over $10,000 to Rotary International projects and programs. 
Governor Schubert encouraged Seward Rotarians to continue their work within the community and Rotary International. She encouraged Rotarians to attend the approaching District Conference, which will be held this fall rather than in the spring.
The Club presented Governor Schubert with some local gifts from Seward to commemorate her visit to the Club and “Nebraska’s Fourth of July City."