The newly appointed District 5495 Strategic Planning Committee has begun its plan development efforts. The process is in its early stages; the committee has begun conversations with District 5495 committee leaders and the District's Governor line to identify what a successful District 5495 looks like in future years. Today, this plan is in its infancy and it has five major headings, or strategies: Leadership Development, Membership, Service, Youth Services and Public Image. The committee plans to present an initial draft of the District Strategic Plan to all of our clubs by the end of December, at which time, the clubs will be asked to comment on the committee's progress and offer suggestions for changes and improvements to the draft plan (see cartoon). The committee's goal is to have the first iteration of a Strategic Plan launched in time for our District Conference in May 2019. Look for our next update in mid-November.