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October is Vocational Service Month! This is the month when Rotary “returns to its roots” and recognizes the strength of our organization because of all the diverse vocations in which our members are leaders. In 1905, Paul Harris invited three Chicago businessmen to a meeting: Silvester Schiele, a coal dealer; Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer; and Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailor. Harry Ruggles, a printer, joined the next day. (Yes, he was the one who decided singing would add to the fun of a meeting!) Ruggles brought in Will Jensen, a real estate dealer. See, new members bring in new members! The idea was that these men would form a group of businessmen who would incorporate the friendliness and cooperative spirit of a small town into life in the city of Chicago. And by having different businesses represented, they would all benefit and help each other prosper. So, if you look at it that way, Vocational Service was actually the First Avenue of Service!
Friendship (Fellowship) and Vocation – what an incredible combination! Check out our newsletter, where we’re going to introduce you to some of the Rotary Fellowships with groups in Hawaii. You can find over 60 of them listed on the RI website – a Rotary Fellowship to match almost every interest – or check out instructions on how to start your own! https://www.rotary.org/en/.../form-rotary-fellowship https://www.rotary.org/en/document/884
Congratulations to the 50th Club in the 50th State!
The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset was officially chartered by
Rotary International on September 15, 2014!
Let’s welcome them all to Rotary! OUR LIGHT SHINES EVEN BRIGHTER NOW!
Aloha, DG Laura