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Dave Mangs 2017-
“ROTARY MAKING A DIFFERENCE”
The Rotary theme for 2017-
Second, the Mission: Rotarians provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Rotary Clubs are uniquely positioned to “Make a Difference” in our communities because we are not-
We have the privilege and honor of being Rotarians; however, we must also accept the responsibility, duties and obligations that are essential to our being Rotarians. Yes, we must also remember that “making a difference” is fun, and that being a Rotarian is an adventure. We must continually renew our commitment to our Rotary values, integrity, and our fellowship. Remember: “ if you are coasting, you are going downhill”.
Rotarians lead by example in their personal, professional, and community lives. Sometimes it is in interpersonal communications where we can “make a difference”. When confronted by “Hate Speech” or “Bullying”, Rotarians stand up for the victims and the truth because we know that indifferent silence will only make matters worse.
Rotary Clubs are in a unique position to honor those in our communities who have made a positive difference in the lives of others. We can hold up for our citizens the light of example by recognizing those who best reflect a sincere commitment to “Service Above Self”. Whether it is a community service award or a Paul Harris recognition, the publicity helps to fill a void in our public and social media so overcrowded with negative news.
Rotary Clubs and Rotarians have a wonderful opportunity to bring the gift of Rotary to our next generation. Our youth programs are uniquely positioned to identify and empower our youth to “make a difference” throughout their lives. Every Rotary Club should sponsor an Interact(12-
Finally, please remember “The Power of One”! It is one Rotarian and one Rotary Club with passion and vision that will “Make A Difference”.
– Dave Mangs DG
End Game For Polio
With every baseball ticket sold, District 7890 will donate $4.00 towards the End Polio Now campaign! With the Gates Foundation 2 to 1 match, that's $12.
If you have already purchased tickets, you are good to go. If you haven't, use the link below.
District 7890 End Polio Now Night at the
New Britain Bees!
New Britain Stadium
Picnic and Game Start: 6:35 PM
Deadline: August 18, Register on line!
We also have End Polio Now Tee shirts for only $10, that can also be purchased on line. It will be great to march in the parade wearing our Rotary End Polio Now shirts! Don't forget to bring your club banners. We will have a Rotary table in front of the stadium to pick up tickets on the night of the game. The deadline for purchasing tickets and tee shirts is August 18.
You will have the option to purchase a reserved game ticket and a picnic ticket for $22 or just a game ticket for $12. The $22 ticket is an all you can eat meal and by far the best value.
A game flyer is below:
Yours in Rotary Service,
End Polio Now Night at the New Britain Bees
Water Sanitation and Major Water Projects
These funds will build complete gravity fed water system with gray water filters, vented pit latrines and improved vented stoves for the 90 families who live in the rural communities of Cojulya and Pachaj, Guatemala. The village of Xesajbin will utilize funds to supplement previous donations. These are projects that continue the goal of Rotary International to have every Rotary Club support an international water and sanitation project every year. By pooling resources and obtaining a Global Grant with matching funds from the Rotary Foundation, these Rotarians have been successful in adding size and strength to their chosen projects.
District 7890 Water Committee Chair and Manchester Rotarian Rick Lawrence again spearheaded the drive to raise the necessary funds by making presentations to clubs throughout northern CT, western MA and central RI as well as several clubs in Florida and one in Canada. In March he and his wife traveled to Guatemala to visit the three villages that were funded the previous year.
District Foundation Giving:
A Great Year for Our District
Thank you one and all for your support of The Rotary Foundation. We celebrated the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation by going all out to contribute to the Annual Fund and Polio Plus. Giving to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund was $215,642 or $102.83 per capita. We met our Annual Fund goal of at least $100 per member. 55 out of 59 clubs contributed to the Fund. Let’s make it 100% this year.
Donations to Polio Plus totaled $50,546. We reached an average of $24.10 per member slightly below our $26.50 per member goal. With the Bill and Melinda Gates 2:1 match, our donations will grow to $151,638. Many thanks go to Polio Pus Chair PDG Prasad Menon for his campaign efforts.
Thirteen District clubs achieved the Centennial Torch Award. The criteria for this award were: $100 per capita giving to the Annual Fund, $26.50 per capita giving to Polio Plus and the participation in one or more of the following: a Global Grant, a District Grant or a local club service project.
Six clubs received the award with distinction-
Please, continue to support our Rotary Foundation. Each dollar you give will help to change lives locally and internationally. By Doing Good in the World, we make a difference whether it’s for one person who needs a warm coat for the winter or a village that is lacking clean water. In Rotary, we change the world one person at a time.
This year at the Zone Institute in Hartford, CT, we are offering ALL Rotarians the opportunity to join their Zones 24 & 32 Leadership Team and the Hartford Rotary Club for a very special luncheon in the ballroom of the Connecticut Convention Center on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:30 am.
Guests at this luncheon will have the exciting opportunity to hear an address from RI President Ian Riseley as well as from Sylvia Whitlock, the very first woman President of a Rotary Club in the world. PDG Whitlock was a member of the Duarte, CA Rotary Club when it took the case to allow women in Rotary all the way to the Supreme Court. They will also have the chance to learn from a panel of Senior Rotarians including President Riseley and our Zones 24/32 Director Dean Rohrs.
The luncheon costs only $45/person, with a choice of cod or roasted chicken. Attendees can also stay for the afternoon breakout sessions and the afternoon plenary session featuring RI General Secretary John Hewko for an additional fee of only $10/person. Those wishing to attend must register in advance at http://bit.ly/2017ZoneLunch
Here is the Preliminary Agenda for the afternoon.
12:00 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Break-
3:15 pm Plenary session with RI Executive Secretary John Hewko
The Rotary Club of Hartford President Sandy Duffy and Do-
Our condolences and sympathy
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