In lieu of an invocation at the July 27, 2017 Rotary Club of Mesa Meeting, President Allan read a poem written by Samantha Pierce of Vacorville High School Interact Club honoring Sam Owori, who had been elected President-Elect of Rotary International, and unfortunately died as a result of complications from surgery on July 13, 2017.
As simple as can be
his end goal was to make life completely free
Joy he brought to all
And devastated we were to see him fall
The light he brought
to us
Will never turn to dust
Because the fire within is bright
Providing the drive to fight
Bettering today tomorrow and forever
To never stray on our
To make the world united
Is continuously sighted
So together we stand tall
Our ideas never small
Our time together was brief
And death is
truly a thief
For the world that's now dim
Will completely miss him
For the little influencer I am
The greatest impact.... Sam
President-Elect, Sam was buried with state honors on July 27, 2017, as announced by President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.  To learn more about this great Rotary leader, CLICK HERE.