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FRIDAY, OCT 28, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baptist Children's Home, OKC
16301 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Help is needed for set-up (5:30-6:00) and clean-up (8:00 - 8:30)
Please contact Jamie Crowe if you have any questions.
Posted by Todd Feehan on Oct 04, 2016
SOUTH OKC ROTARY IS SCHEDULED AT THE OKC FOOD BANK FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES AND TIMES:
WED, DEC 28, 2016; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
WED, JAN 25, 2017; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thank you for your continued support!!!
ARTICLE 6 - FEES AND DUES
Section 1. The admission fee shall be $25.00 to be paid before the applicant can qualify as a member.
Section 2. The membership dues shall be $140 per year, and shall be payable quarterly at $35 per quarter, billed on the first day of July, October, January, and April, with the understanding that a portion of each quarterly payment shall be applied to each member’s subscription to the RI official magazine. Dues are payable within thirty (30) days of the billing date. The Treasurer shall be responsible for notification to members whose dues are not timely remitted. Any member who becomes more than 60 days past due shall be notified that they will be dropped from membership if the amount owed is not brought current within thirty (30) days. Any member whose dues are not remitted after such notification shall be dropped from membership at the next regularly scheduled board meeting, unless that member has a payment plan approved by the board of directors.
It is absolutely no one's intent to arbitrarily remove Rotarians and diminish the potential of South OKC Rotary. In order to carry out the mission and goals of Rotary International, we utterly depend on each member paying their dues and meal costs in a timely manner. Also, each Rotarian paying on time eliminates the additional administrative cost and burden of having to initiate collection process.
Thank you for your continued support.
CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL
In 2016/17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the world. Join us in making sure that every Rotary member and people in every community know about the vital work of Rotary and its Foundation.
We are marking the centennial with a year of festivities beginning with the 2016 Rotary Convention in Korea. Make a note of these celebration opportunities:
At the Korea convention
Visit the Centennial booth in the House of Friendship
Attend the breakout session The Rotary Foundation: 100 Years of Doing Good in the World
Have your copy of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years” signed by its author, David C. Forward (you can purchase the book at the Rotary Resource Center)
At the Atlanta convention:
Register for the Atlanta convention, 10/14 June 2017, so you can take part in the Foundation’s 100th birthday party
Join past and current Rotary leaders and author David Forward for book signing
Visit The Rotary Foundation centennial exhibit in the House of Friendship
Ways to celebrate
- Here are just a few ways you can join in and commemorate this historic milestone:
- Plan a special Rotary Day and invite everyone in your community to participate. It can be anything from a concert to a race to a birthday party with a giant cake in the shape of the Rotary wheel.
- Hold a fundraiser in your community to support a Foundation grant project, the Rotary Peace Centers, or PolioPlus.
- Organize or participate in a global grant or district grant project.
- Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation.
- Dedicate some club meetings to Rotary Foundation topics.
These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.
OBJECT OF ROTARY
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
THE FOUR-WAY TEST
The Four/Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
AVENUES OF SERVICE
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
- Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
- Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
- Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
- International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects and seeking partners abroad.
- Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
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