Dear fellow Rotarians of D 9400,
                                  
In those most trying moments of humanity, I sincerely hope that all stay healthy and safe regaining slowly normal rhythms of life. As Covid-19 pandemic spread around the globe we found ourselves in a world transformed. Despite the peripeteia our Organization moved very effectively towards the new reality. We invented new ways to stay connected, continue our great social offer to our communities, and join our efforts for a better world.
                          
New approaches to our organizing principles do not threaten us, we consider them as a real challenge. In this transition period we are the pioneers of a new reality and adopt innovations in shaping our future. We are ready to open opportunities, create more paths to leadership, amplify our conversations to diverse voices, and adapt how we operate to the new circumstances.                            
                                   
Now more than ever we must prove that Rotary is an organization inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities.                           
‘’We all have a responsibility—men and women in every club and every district in the Rotary world— to help our organization diversify and grow so that we can remain relevant for future generations.” as  RI President Mark  Maloney states.                               
I address my warmest wishes to DG 2020-21 Annemarie Mostert, to the District officers and to all the members of D 9400 for a productive Rotary year full of success and significant achievements.                           
Working as a solid team we will prove that overpassing difficulties we will open opportunities for broadening Rotary horizons and reaching excellence.                           
Yours in Rotary
About Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou
Katerina Kotsali-Papadimitriou was born in Pafos Cyprus. She earned her architecture degree from the School of Architecture No. 1, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and holds a diploma of profound studies in history and geography of populations and a doctorate in human geography.
Since 1980, she has worked as an independent architect in Athens, planning houses, offices, and public buildings. She also served as a consultant during the historic preservation of 18th and 19th century architecture in Mithymna on the island of Lesbos. She has been member of the board and shareholder of the company Metal Constructions of Volos S.A.
She is married to George Papadimitriou, economist and they have one daughter Eleanna, economist.
Kotsali-Papadimitriou grew up surrounded by Rotary because her father was a district governor. At age 19, she joined Rotaract. In 1993, she was inducted into the Rotary Club of Pendeli, making it the first mixed gender club in Greece. 
Her service to RI includes being a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, Rotary Public Image Coordinator, and RI president’s representative. She also went door-to-door, administering polio vaccine to children in Moradabad, India, in 2009, as leader of Greece’s first Rotary national immunization day team.
Her Rotary recognitions include the R.I. Avenues of Service Citation, The Rotary Foundation Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World, and the Rotary Foundation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, George, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation.