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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Twinsburg!

Twinsburg

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Brewster's Cafe Bistro Pub
2681 Creekside Dr
Twinsburg, OH  44087
United States
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Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.

Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”

Read more here.
The month of February is very special in the Rotary calendar since it is designated Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution (formerly World Understanding) Month.
 
Participation Ideas:
  • Offer support to marginalized groups that are at risk of violence or persecution.
  • Identify triggering or accelerating factors in the conflict and work to mitigate them.
  • Provide relief to those who have fled areas of conflict.
  • Help children who have been orphaned, injured, or traumatized by conflict.
  • Incorporate conflict resolution and mediation strategies into service projects involving local schools, orphanages, workplaces, and community centers.
  • Recruit candidates for a Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 100 peace fellowships are offered annually at Rotary Peace Centers at universities around the world.
  • Pursue projects that address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
  • Participate in fellowship and service activities with Rotary clubs in other parts of the world to promote understanding and peace.
 
Special Days:
4 World Cancer Day: (DPT)
23 Rotary’s anniversary  
 
 
 

Membership in Rotary International

If you asked a Rotarian if he or she belonged to Rotary International, the individual probably would look puzzled and answer, “Of course I’m a member of Rotary International:" But in this instance, the confident Rotarian would be echnically wrong. No Rotarian can be a member of Rotary International!
 
The explanation of this apparent contradiction is simple. The constitutional documents of RI state that membership in Rotary International is limited to Rotary clubs. More than 32,000 Rotary clubs belong to the organization we call Rotary International.
 
A Rotary club is composed of persons with the appropriate qualifications of good character and reputation and a business or professional classification and who serve in an executive or managerial capacity. The Rotarian belongs to a club — the club belongs to Rotary International. This technical distinction is not obvious or even known to most Rotarians and seldom does it create any problems or complications. It does explain, however, why the Rotary International Board of Directors places expectations upon and extends privileges to Rotary clubs, rather than to individual Rotarians.
 
If someone asks if you belong to Rotary International, your most accurate answer would be, “No, I belong to a Rotary club?’ But it is doubtful anyone would understand the difference, or, in fact, would really care.
 
 - Cliff Dochterman 1992-93 President Rotary International
©2003 Rotary International

 

 

 

Approaching others about Rotary

Some of our members do not how to approach others about Rotary. Most of our members must be taught how to describe the rewards of belonging to one of the world’s most influential and prestigious organizations. When someone asks, “What is Rotary? Or tell me about your Rotary Club.” All of our members should have a quick response: “Our Rotary Club belongs to Rotary International, which was the world’s first service Club, organized over 100 years ago. We are one of the over 32,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries and territories in the world. We meet every week where we combine a lot of fun with interesting programs, and then we take on a whole variety of service activities for our community and reach out to people in need around the world. We represent a cross section of our community because we promote high ethical standards and good business practices. A lot of our activities involve young people in our area, as well as the poor and aged, and our number one world wide activity is the eradication of polio in the world…. And we always have lots of fun. There are so many more things I could tell you if you are really interested and have a moment.”

When asked “What is Rotary?” each of us should have a prepared response on the tip of our tongue.

 

Past RI President Cliff Dochterman 
 
 
 

 


 

This week’s Rotary Foundation Thought is about Hunger.

Can you imagine 854 million dollars, 854 million candy bars, 854 million diamond rings, 854 million people? We all have difficulty in imagining this number, but for the 854 million people who live with chronic hunger, it is not something they try to imagine, but something they must try to survive. Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to disease; it imposes crushing economic burdens on the developing world. Freedom from hunger and malnutrition is a basic human right, and The Rotary Foundation is working to alleviate hunger and malnutrition. Many of the Matching Grants that the Foundation funds are for projects working toward this end of hunger. Every day, Rotarians take action to end the tragedy of world hunger. Make your annual gift today.
 
 
 
 
 
Things you can do to promote Rotary




1. Wear your Rotary pin daily.
2. Tell someone something about Rotary daily.
3. Invite a friend or co-worker to our next meeting or event.
4. Stay in touch with alumni.
5. Sponsor a new member to the club.
6. Give to the Rotary Foundation.
 
If you know of a speaker on a topic of interest, please forward contact and availability information to Philip Weiss.
If you have any articles for the Club Bulletin or Stories page on the website, please submit them to Philip Weiss.
If you have any photographs or pictures of Rotary events both recent and in the past, please forward them to Philip Weiss for posting on the website.  If you like we can also show you how to post them in the website yourself.
 
 
 

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