District 7020 Links
We have just completed our first month of the year and what a month it has been! The pace has been hectic to say the least!
Kay and I started off with a series of Club Installations in the first two weeks - all interesting, and reflecting a level of enthusiasm and expectancy from the Clubs. It was capped off by my own Installation Ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on July 12, 2014. From all reports, it was a successful event and was well supported, mainly by local Rotarians and their partners and spouses. We also had good support from the Leadership in the District. Our Keynote speaker, RID Robert Hall was well received.
There is the concern however that the membership issue affecting our District was evidenced by the recognition of two small clubs [<15 members]. The spirit in these Clubs was good, and they were both doing great projects in their communities. However, the load on individual Rotarians was telling and has brought home the need for us to refresh our clubs - especially so during the month of August when the theme of the month would centre around Membership Development and Extension. If these clubs needs are not addressed, they will, over time, become unsustainable.
It is true that Membership Retention and Engagement are elements that need to be focused on, but as our theme suggests, Inspire Youth…Build Rotary, I am encouraging all clubs to look at how we can grow our numbers in our clubs. I would like to encourage clubs to examine their needs, and see where they can improve on the diversity of their clubs, always mindful of selecting quality
dedicated and energetic persons respectful of our core values and attitudes. We must also bring our Youth Arms closer to us and seek to assist them in transitioning to Rotary. We must look to be creative, innovative and flexible. These are our future Rotarians and we must nurture and prepare them. Several clubs have been doing so successfully, and are happy for the transitions. Let us make this a part of our program for this year in all our clubs.
Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Family of Rotary, let us use the month of August to begin to address our membership goals as stated in our District Plans, [Net growth of at least three or more]; let us “Light up Rotary Membership” and as we do so, let us “Light up Rotary” in our Communities, both locally and internationally.
Let’s Light up Rotary in 2014-15!
Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Family of Rotary
Welcome to the first message from the Governor’s desk for the Rotary year, 2014 -15
As we begin the new year, let me congratulate and thank IPDG and his fantastic Team along with you, our special Clubs, for the exceptional work done over the past year. We certainly endeavor to “Engage Rotary...Change Lives” during the last year, and I would say, that we as a District, accomplished this goal.
Now we enter the new year with a different but equally exciting theme, “Light up Rotary”. This theme is so all encompassing, it allows us to extend our imagination to think of the different ways we can “Light up Rotary” in the areas of strengthening our Clubs, giving Humanitarian Service, and enhancing our Public Image.
I look forward to an exciting year of service and wait, with eager anticipation, to witness the flow of ideas coming from all our Clubs.
I know there are challenges with communication across the District but we are addressing that problem with District and Club website development, use of social media in all our clubs, and other tools such as Skype and Webinars.
Rotary International is making the effort to address that problem too and I do hope we all embrace Rotary Club Central as a tool to make communication between our members even more transparent and effective.
Our Installation Ceremony will be held in Kingston, Jamaica on July 12, 2014, and almost immediately after, Kay and I will start our round of Official Visits commencing with visits to Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands by the end of July. We look forward to sharing fellowship, expanding our friendship with the Rotarians from these areas. At the same time, we wish to hear your plans and in what ways we can be of assistance to you so that you can achieve your goals effectively.
So let us go forward and “Light up Rotary” in 2014 -15!
District Governor 7020
It gives me great pleasure to attach a letter confirming Past Assistant Governor Haresh as District Governor for 2016/17.
Please also ensure you advise your members accordingly and join me in congratulating District Governor Nominee Designate Haresh (firstname.lastname@example.org) as he takes on this important role.
Yours in Rotary Service,
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