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District Governor Haresh L. Ramchandani
and RI President John Germ
2016 - 2017
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DG Message for September 2016 from Rotary District7020 on Vimeo.



Hello my fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the Family of Rotary,
This is Haresh Ramchandani, District Governor for Rotary District 7020. It’s now been 2 months now since the start of the Rotary Year. This August was Membership Month and from all indications it has been a great month for exposing Rotary to the wider community and for membership growth. Several clubs participated in the Bring a friend concept. Rotary International had a webinar focusing on the new change and flexibility options available to Rotary Clubs titled: “Revitalize and Rethink your Club: Crafting the Member experience”. If you missed it you can go to
This month we highlight Basic Education and Literacy, one of the Six areas of Focus. My friends, did you know that Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Rotarians are supporting educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. The goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
And I ask you to channel your energy this month in enabling your community to a better future; a brighter future. As a district we still focus on the New Generations during September. So we ask you to also spend some energy and time on EarlyAct, Interact, Rotaract, and even RYLA. These Rotary programs are so profound and impactful. And to me this goes hand in hand with Literacy. The next generation is our future so it is in our interests for them to be literate, knowledgeable and prepared for a successful life.
This month I will also be sending out invitations for Nomination for the position of District Governor for the year 2019-2020. So please be on the lookout for that invitation and I hope your club will made a worthy and qualified submission.
As a further reminder, by now you should have paid your Rotary International half yearly dues and Annual District Dues. If you haven’t then I urge you to do so poste-haste.
Some great news on the International Convention and District Cruise Conference. We have now 189 registered for the Convention in Atlanta and we have over 150 cabins confirmed for the Cruise Conference. These are 2 events you don’t want to miss.
My friends, we are truly part of a wonderful organization. I have now visited 26 Rotary Clubs as part of my official visit as Governor, and the impact they’ve had in their communities is nothing short of extraordinary. Be proud to be a Rotarian – I certainly am.
DG Haresh L. Ramchandani
Learn about Rotary's Area of Focus Basic Education and Literacy
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Go out there and tell everyone what Rotary is all about!


My Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the family of Rotary: 

It’s been a month since the new Rotary Year. By now most of the club leaders have settled into their new role and plans have started being executed. 

I’m looking forward to seeing how these plans take shape and to see the fruit of all this labour. 

Since the new Rotary Year I’ve have a chance to visit a few clubs and I can tell you that Rotary is indeed alive and well. And the clubs are doing some incredible work in their communities. 

August is Membership and New Club Development Month. This month the focus is on strengthening and growing Rotary – by engagement & attraction. 

What a great time to encourage Rotarians to bring a friend or a guest to a meeting. Go out there and tell everyone what Rotary is all about; why Rotary membership is the most meaningful way to help their communuty & the world globally. Turn to social media and share worthy content. Do a quick video about why you love your club. Ensure that you’re providing value to your Rotarians and your club. Craft a better rotary experience. Do a fireside chat for new or potential members. 

Membership is Rotary’s # 1 internal priority - we need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward. We have clubs that are becoming more flexible, so that Rotary service will be attractive to younger members, recent retirees, and working people. 

So go out there are share Rotary – People are starved for connection. For that feeling of doing something good for others. Rotary is the perhaps the best way to make a meaningful difference. 

Finally my friends, membership is a job of all of us, not just the membership chair or committee. We must be the change in how we share rotary with others – and let them know that indeed we Serve Humanity.


Haresh L. Ramchandani

District Governor, 2016 - 2017