Recently our District 7980 lost a great leader. Dick Benson from Madison, was wonderful resource of Rotary knowledge, as well as a Past District Governor for Southern Ct. In the time I have been going to District leader training, Dick was always there and made himself available to give insight to new leaders within Rotary. He also was very active in support of our own Jerry Lowney's Haitian Health Foundation and visited Haiti himself. His passing will leave a definite void in our District and I know for this Rotarian, I will miss him and talking Rotary with him.