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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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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Brewsters Cafe Bistro Pub
Aug 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Brewsters Cafe Bistro Pub
Aug 29, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
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Sep 05, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
TBA
Sep 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Brewsters Cafe Bistro Pub
Sep 12, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
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Sep 19, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
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Sep 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Brewsters Cafe Bistro Pub
Oct 03, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
TBA
Oct 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Brewsters Cafe Bistro Pub
Oct 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
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Rotary Weekly  | Rotaract club in a refugee settlement
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District 6630 Newsletter -  August 2018
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Enhance your membership experience | August 2018 Rotary Service newsletterr
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Young Leaders in Action | Connecting the Rotary family

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Giving and Grants: Supporting refugees
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Membership Minute: Membership and new club development month
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August 2018 issue of The Rotarian
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Training Talk - Coming soon - Rotary's new Learning Center
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Rotary Leader - July 2018
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Youth Exchange News | Connecting leaders from around the world
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End Polio Now Newsletter
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Rotary Reconnect May 2018
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April 2018 End Polio Now Newsletter
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Exchange ideas at the Toronto Convention | April 2018 Vocational Service newsletter
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August is Membership and Extension Month

This month is Rotary’s Membership and Extension Month, and while we are reaching the end of the month, I felt that we should all think about what this means. Membership and Extension is an ongoing part of being a Rotarian so we do not confine ourselves to making an effort on membership during August only. But was does having more members really mean?

     • Is it to make the President look good?
     • Is it to beat other clubs by having the most members?
     • Is it to “Enrich your life by meeting people from different backgrounds”

The first two are probably the end result of having a strong membership, but not the reason. The third one is a quote from Rotarian Andro Bottse from the Rotary club of Amsterdam-Arena. This is a very poignant message about the opportunities that exist within our organization; this is not just about the international opportunities but also about what exists within our own community.  Twinsburg is a richly diverse city with people from many cultures and walks of life who could make great Rotarians.

Rotary International has a statement on diversity; Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion and ethnicity is a club with the key to the future.

Remember - "Make A Difference" - when you share with your acquaintances and invite them to serve with you in Rotary!

Special Days:
12 International Youth Day (NewGens)
19 World Humanitarian Day (PCPR)

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Rotary Foundation Thought

 


 

This week’s Rotary Foundation Thought is about Clean Water and Sanitation.

An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities that hygienically separate human excreta from human contact. Rotarian Alfredo Pérez knows the schools in Guatemala and neighboring countries can use all the help available in this area.
 
The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Target Challenge focuses on providing clean water and sanitation systems, and equipping teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices.
 
So, when Carlos Flores, then governor of District 4250 (Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras), asked Pérez in 2016 to get involved with the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Target Challenge, he quickly accepted. As the name suggests, the pilot program focuses on providing clean water and sanitation systems, and equipping teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices.
 
“The objective of the project is to develop good hygiene habits in children,” Pérez says. “By reducing absenteeism due to diseases that are acquired due to lack of water, sanitation, and hygiene in schools, we can increase their academic development. Training teachers to help children develop good hygiene habits is key.”
Indeed, more than a year after the effort began, the Rotary Club of Valle de Guatemala, where Pérez is a member, has improved conditions for as many as 1,793 children from 10 schools in the town of Escuintla, about 40 miles south of Guatemala City, the capital.
 
Corporación Energías de Guatemala, an energy company, backed the project with a $62,000 grant. Pérez’s club and the Rotary Club of Escuintla worked with local public health officials and urban and rural planners. The project provided toilets, washing stations, and water tanks, and also supported training for teachers so that the facilities would be put to good use.
This year, members of Pérez’s club have a budget of $30,000 for work at five more schools.
 
Pérez is giving talks around his country in hopes of recruiting more clubs to take up the challenge in their communities, and he’s seeking international partners to help expand the program.
 
Educators tell Rotarians that fewer students now miss school because of gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, which sometimes spread by poor hand washing or lack of safe water.

 

Membership Minute

 

 

 

What's More Valuable to your Club's Existence - Membership Recruitment or Retention?

 Recruitment is the most important activity for club membership development and to secure its existence, right? Not necessarily.
 
Member recruitment is definitely a key factor, but if you want your club to thrive, membership retention is the most important piece of the puzzle.
 
Although many club officers may think that if new members are not joining, the livelihood of the club will not survive. However, in order for new members to join, it’s necessary to have a solid foundation of members which will always stimulate membership growth. Here are three reasons why retention is more important than recruitment:
 
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The ABC's of Rotary
 
 

 

 

Rotary Fellowships

From stamp collecting to ballroom dancing, the interests of Rotarians are as diverse as the membership itself. Yet, among the more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, an amateur radio enthusiast or a chess player is bound to find others who share the same passions. But Rotary Fellowship members share more than just their common interest in sport diving, golf, fishing, or scouting; they share an interest in fellowship and service and in promoting world understanding. As such, it’s no wonder that the International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians donates the profits from ski events to The Rotary Foundation or that the Flying Rotarians help ferry medical personnel and supplies. Rotary Fellowships also unite Rotarians who have shared professional interest in such fields as arts and communication and finance/banking. Members exchange technical information and seek opportunities to employ their expertise in service not just to their own communities and countries, but to their professions as well.
 
 - Cliff Dochterman 1992-93 President Rotary International
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Be The Inspiration!

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.”

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Opportunities to give service

 

 

 

The club has fundraisers and service events coming up!

Give our Club all the support you can to make it successful.  We need all cylinders firing!!!  Please do what you can to serve our club.  If you not being asked to serve the club, ask where you can help!

Participate in Every Rotarian Every Year.  Any amount you can contribute will help the success of Rotary International in your community and around the world.  Let's try to become a 100% EREY club, where every member contributes something to the Rotary Foundation, either directly or through the club.

Think of another way in which you could serve our club, or help a committee chair with some of their responsibilities.  Abby and Kathy are assembling the team for this Rotary year.  Help them in any way that you can, even if you have not been asked.

Participation is the key to an effective club!!!!

Serve Early, Serve Often!

Promote Rotary
 
 
 
 
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.
 
Share your passion for Rotary! REFER A MEMBER!
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