Well…maybe not. (Don’t you hate it when the Four Way Test gets in the way?) But we are proud to report that we just landed one of the toughest interviews in Rotary, if not the world. That’s right. Ready, Fire, Aim readers have been wondering what happened to District Governor, Peter Kyle. Last seen at the Rotary International Conference, Kyle had disappeared from the District 7620 radar screen for what seemed like an eternity causing huge consternation among 7620 members that the final stages of planning for his district conference may have caused some kind of permanent damage.
Not to fear. We caught up with the slightly jet-lagged soon-to-be Immediate Past District Governor after a recent Council of Governors meeting. While Kyle’s staff tried to negotiate the kind of softball questions he usually gets from the press, your intrepid Ready, Fire, Aim reporter did what he always does, which is get the important story. We’ve been told that the following clip of the interview may be one of the most monumental moments in the history of journalism, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to regular Ready, Fire, Aim readers. You come here for hard hitting journalism that gives a different insight into District 7620 from what we usually get from the major media. This is the place to be if you want the real scoop. Get ready, dear reader, because this video delivers.
As it turns out, Peter didn’t know the questions I was going to ask him prior to the interview, and I realized afterwards that he did a better job of answering the question about his last five days in office than I thought at the time while the video was rolling. He says he is going to double our Polio giving “tomorrow,” but I was so horrified that he was actually answering the question seriously that I interrupted him. I suppose my fear that Peter actually had major plans for his last five days in office says it all. OK, perhaps the Pulitzer is out of the question, but we can all acknowledge that under the leadership of DG Kyle we REALLY HAVE had a very successful year. And yes, dear RFA readers, it WASN’T due to his accent…or his hair. In fact, the list of accomplishments in our Rotary District this year is long and the positive changes that were made are important and hopefully long-lasting.
This is my thank you to DG Peter Kyle for everything he has done for District 7620 this year. And especially for putting up with my nonsense. Oh, and if you want to know the level of respect that Peter gets around here, the videographer for this piece of fun is our own DGE, and soon to be DG, Mr. Bill Fine. We are VERY lucky to have these guys working in our behalf.
If you recall the evening with our RI Rep, Bill Boyd, at our District Conference, you might remember that he urged us to be humble in our Rotary life. A DG who can laugh at himself like Peter and be part of the fun is someone who has taken that lesson to heart. Let’s all try to do the same. More fun, everyone! More fun!!
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