FREEDOM all about? Alternatives? Choices? Decisions? Options? Opportunities?
for our ability to consider what our new Rotary Year will become and accomplish
when we reflect at the end of next June about what we actually achieved in our
Clubs, District, and Internationally in the name of Rotary.
If we think
about ROTARY acrostically, we all must begin with: Relationships. As we know, when the first Rotary Club was organized in 1905 in
Chicago, Paul Harris wanted to foster and emulate the familiar,
friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth in his new home,
Chi-Town. So, he made the decision to initiate a weekly meeting of good
folk who shared his benevolent, ethical, professional, and social
interests. Rotary continues to this day to be simply 'good folk' making
the choice to connect, unite, take action, and make a difference. "Connecting'" begins with "relating." This Rotary Year, be intentional...be
approachable, be friendly, be aggressive in connecting and recruiting other
good folk to join our Clubs because...
"Together we see a world where
people unite and take action to create lasting change -
across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."