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December is Family month in Rotary – a season when we gather with friends and family in Rotary to celebrate the special feeling of Ohana that is unique to Hawaii. Rotarians throughout our islands have already been collecting and sharing food, clothes, household goods, books, toys and love with those less fortunate – it started with Rotary Gives Thanks and will continue to build as we remember this month WHY we are Rotarians.
December is also the end of the tax year so is a good time to make those tax-deductible donations to The Rotary Foundation. Our Foundation is still one of the best places to put your contributions and still have them remain largely under your control. And get a multiplier effect second to none. And know that your money is truly being spent on what you think it’s getting spent on. You save children and improve water and help to foster world peace – and Uncle Sam helps you do it! What’s not to like?
December is Family month in Rotary. If you remember, one of RI President Gary Huang’s goals is to involve our families in Rotary - our husbands, wives, partners, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, sons, daughters, grandchildren – all of them should be invited to join us. Think what that would mean for membership in District 5000! And think what a wonderful Holiday present that would make under or on the tree – you’ll give them the chance to truly make a difference in the world.
I hope each of you has a glorious holiday season – that each day is filled with wonder and hope – and that you use your position as Rotarians to share that wonder and hope with someone else in our community – someone who may just need to know that someone cares.
Light your own candle this month. Change someone’s life. Remember, the life you will change the most will be your own. My candle is still burning…………...together, let’s
Light Up Rotary!