RCD Board Meeting
Buzz Law OfficeFeb 09, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Cindy Harrington; Club Valentine's Day Celebration
Feb 12, 2016
Senior Falls Prevention Program -- Carolyn Matting
Feb 19, 2016
Dunwoody State of the city
Feb 25, 2016
Deadline for Grant Application
Feb 26, 2016
Dekalb Rotary Council Club Joint Breakfast
WestinFeb 26, 2016
WestinFeb 27, 2016
Future President's Meeting
Buzz Law OfficeMar 08, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
RCD Board Meeting
Mar 15, 2016
Stop Hunger Now Club Project
Mar 18, 2016
|2017 ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP|
We are excited to announce that the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship is now available online! We encourage you to promote the fellowship and have your district endorse qualified applicants who are dedicated to promoting peace.
Please go to our website to review the fellowship details, application process, animation video, and find additional resources for applicants and Rotarians.
Important reminders about the peace fellowship:
a. Applicants must submit their application to the district by 31 May to seek endorsement.
b. Districts must interview and submit their endorsement forms to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2016.
c. Applicants can choose to apply online or with the PDF application. Both can be located on the website.
Linked to this email are extra resources to help recruit applicants, better understand the application process, and conduct interviews for applicants you are interested in endorsing.
Additional resources include:
We thank you for your dedication and support to the Rotary Peace Centers and the Rotary Peace Fellowship. By working together to recruit and select highly qualified candidates for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship, we continue to build peace and work towards conflict prevention and resolution in our world.
Rotary Peace Centers
|Total Contributions||$259.6 million||$3.5 billion|
|Annual Fund||$116.6 million||$2.1 billion|
|Permanent Fund||$23.7 million||$255 million|
|PolioPlus Fund||$100.3 million||$1.1 billion|
|Other||$19.0 million||$69.6 million|
|Arch Klumph Society||79||521|
|Paul Harris Fellows||54,409||1,460,787|
Paul Harris Society
One thing I could not forget to mention was how interesting it was to be in touch with different cultures, not only American but from all the countries represented by the other students in the program. Since I was the only Brazilian this year, I did not even have a choice not to get to know the other countries and costumes. With simple conversations, I could find out a lot of fascinating differences, but also many similarities. Seeing that we are more alike that we imagine made me realize that Peace really is possible, if only we are willing to make it happen. And sharing about my beloved country was also really nice, either by telling stories or cooking and authentic Brazilian meal to my host families.
Many people told me before I left Brazil: “Enjoy! It is going to be the best year of your life!.” I knew it was going to be more than good, but I have to confess I was a little skeptical about that back the. How could a year away from home, without family and friends, all the people and things I know and I love so much, possibly be so great? Well, now I have the answer. First, being away from family and friends was indeed hard, but it made me realize how blessed I am to have all them supporting me in this adventure and in every single moment of my life. Technology made it easier and I did not spend a single day without hearing from them, but another factor also helped a lot. The song “Home”, by Jack Johnson, can express the second answer. In one of the verses, he sings “Home is wherever we are, if there’s love there too”. I have to agree with him and thank Rotary and all the fantastic Host Families I had for making me feel at home, making me feel truly loved and appreciated every single time I’ve been to the meetings, parties, activities or just on my regular weekend visits to their houses.
I am fortunate enough to have Rotary in my life, officially, for almost eight years now. Once I heard a speech from a Rotaractor in which he said that when we live good things in Rotary and have great experiences because of them, it is like as if we were creating a certain debt. After we do that, he reminds us, we force ourselves to get up early in some occasions, serve the community and try to make our best efforts to Rotary in order to pay our debts. The “problem” is that when we do it, we always have a great time and a new and larger debt is created, and I totally agree with him. Before this year, my debt was already not the smaller one. Now, I’ll have to spend my whole life continuing to serve Rotary and trying to pay this incredibly huge debt GRSP made me create with this astonishing year of my life.
Luma Moreschi, Brazil, Class of 2013-14
- Align with the Rotary Club of Dunwoody service focus – Public Health, Public Safety, and Education, both locally and globally.
- Build, expand, and leverage relationships with community partners aligning financial support with Rotarian volunteer support/opportunities where possible.
- Extent to which project will have sustainable impact in the community served, locally or globally.
We look forward to working with you over the next two years as you experiment with some different alternatives. Your club should begin working over the next 30 days to start implementing changes on 1 July 2015.
Over the next few weeks you will receive more information regarding when and how your club will be evaluated and measured regarding the impact your innovation has on:
· membership types
· club operations
· member activities and engagement
· sustained membership growth and retention
· improved member diversity
· increased community and international service
· increased support of The Rotary Foundation
· overall club effectiveness
Good luck in your efforts over these next two years and thank you for agreeing to be a part of this exciting opportunity.
Anja Van Ostrand
Perhaps the best known four points in Rotary are those of The Four Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do
1.Is it the TRUTH?
2.Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3.Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4.Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?