Meet our President
"This year, our District theme is “Making a difference through education.” We as Rotarians have been serving humanity and making a difference in people’s lives, especially through education, for quite some time; and our Club is already well poised to accomplish key district goals with our well established and far reaching projects.
For the year ahead I have asked our Committee Chairmen to find creative ways to link the work of the various committees for greater connectedness and synergy both within the club and among the Rotary family of Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors.
The vibrancy and effectiveness of our project work afford us the opportunity to pay special attention to our most vital resource: our membership, which I have identified for care and attention in the coming year. We will concentrate on strengthening our relationships to make us more bonded, more productive and better prepared to weather the natural cycles of life and relationship both within and outside of Rotary.
We will nourish our membership. And how will this be accomplished? By 3 guiding words: Acceptance, Inclusion and Fun. Our 2017/18 RCCPOS theme is: Rotary membership, a source of nourishment."
Meet Rotary International's President
"There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians make through their service will always be their own decision. As an organization, we are guided by the three strategic priorities our Board has set in our strategic plan: to support and strengthen our clubs, to focus and increase our humanitarian service, and to enhance Rotary's public image and awareness.
In the year ahead, our clubs will have the support of a greatly augmented array of online tools, including a refreshed Rotary.org, a simplified Rotary Foundation grant application process, an improved My Rotary experience, and a rebuilt Rotary Club Central. As we look to strengthen our clubs, two specific challenges stand out in our membership: our gender balance and our average age. To keep our clubs strong, we need to build a membership that reflects the communities we serve and that will continue to develop knowledgeable leaders for generations to come.
For many years, one idea has stood at the heart of all our service: sustainability. Sustainable service means our work continues to have a positive impact long after Rotary's direct involvement has ended. We don't dig wells and walk away; we make sure communities can maintain and repair those wells. If we build a clinic, we make sure that clinic has a way to keep running without ongoing support from us. And when it comes to polio, we aren't working to contain it; we're working to end it.
Eradicating polio is the ultimate in sustainable service. It is an investment that will yield not just a long-lasting but a permanent benefit, on a global scale. It is and must remain our No. 1 priority until the job is done.
For 112 years, Rotary has made a difference to more lives, in more ways, than we can ever count or will ever know. Today, each of us bears a torch, its flame lit by Paul Harris, that has been passed forward from generation to generation, in Rotary: Making a Difference."
Meet our District Governor
Dear fellow Rotarians,
At the beginning of a new year we like to look back at what the past year has brought us; being it lessons learned and our accomplishments. But also we like to look ahead: make new plans to reach new goals.
The theme for 2017-18 is 'Rotary: Making a Difference'
In the words of RI President Ian Riseley 17-18 we will answer the question “What is Rotary” with the theme Rotary: Making a Difference. However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives- in ways large and small- for the better. The best way we in District 7030 can give meaning to the theme of President Ian is by achieving the Presidential Citation and to focus on the District Goals. We have set District goals that are aligned with the Presidential Citation Goals.Our first priority is to build stronger clubs, with more members, that are engage and with more Rotary knowledge. Clubs which are vibrant and were we have fun; clubs which attract members but above all, retain members; Clubs which through their service show what Rotary is and that indeed Rotary is making a difference. Stronger clubs will lead to more humanitarian service, the second goal of the district. Not only more, but more high impact projects for the community, in cooperation with the community and sustained by the community. The 3rd goal is for the clubs to show the world our Rotary, our service to the community of which we believe will finally lead to peace. But by doing all this we must not forget the heart of our funding system: our one-hundred-year-old Rotary Foundation. I encourage you to contribute more than ever to the Rotary Foundation. You should know, we and I mean the clubs in District 7030, received 3 times more from TRF through grants than the amount we have contributed.
In 2017-18 the focus of the District is EDUCATION
Through education we can build a world where everyone is given equal opportunities. Education is an indispensable condition if we want to do away with the existing differences between social classes and genders. It opens a whole world of opportunities for the less fortunate so that they may have an equal shot at well-paying jobs. Through education we can help others realizing their dreams and build peace! Like the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius stated: “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
So for District 7030 we twisted the International Theme a little bit to reflect our focus: ROTARY: Making A Difference through EDUCATION. Today as District Governor I pledge to all the clubs in D7030 being it Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact, my dedication and commitment to work with you. I strongly believe that only together, as a team, we can and will make a more impactful and sustainable difference in the lives of those we serve.
My fellow Rotarians a happy and fruitful rotary year, let’s go to work and do what we do best Service above Self."
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