I fondly remember Mert--especially when I first joined Rotary in 2013. We will miss him and offer condolences to Janine and family.
Dear President Randy, President-Elect Fayez and club members:
What a lovely photo and remembrance for all of Dr. Bland. He had a wonderful life a great part of which was your
Rotary Club. Moreover, through his many professional and volunteer acts of kindness he made the lives of many
so much better, as well.
Among the several meetings at your club over the last 7-years, I had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Bland.
He was so generous with his welcome. I can appreciate how deeply his loss is felt by your club.
A part of an Irish sympathy saying includes the phrase, “…and let be able to say, the world was better because
he was here.” So, true of Dr. Bland. His spirit will continue to guide all of you and your club has you continue to
“do good in the world.” I’ve copied Dave with this information.
RC of Bailey’s Crossroads
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Rotary friend, Dr. Merton Bland.
AG Area 9