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"This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. 

The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again."
Paul Harris 80 years ago.

From John Hewko's speech to Convention

 

 Part of the beauty of Rotary service is that every club and every Rotarian can choose where and how they wish to serve. And I think all of us here have had the experience of feeling a project resonate especially deeply — of standing for a moment in the shoes of the people that Rotary has helped, and knowing just how much their lives have been changed.

Because Rotary’s strength is in its members. When our membership is growing — both in size and strength — our clubs are more vibrant, we have more to show the world, and we have more resources with which to help Rotary flourish. All of Rotary spirals in a positive direction. Look at what we have achieved over the past decade with 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs. Now think what we could do with 40, 50, 60 thousand clubs — with 2 or 3 million top-quality members. We’d be able to attract more partners, take on even more ambitious projects, leverage our abilities and our resources to have an even greater impact in our communities and in the world. 

But the truth is that we aren’t growing in many parts of the world, and our global membership number has been flat for the last dozen years. And our average member is older than ever before.It’s time to try something different. Because, to put it bluntly, Rotary’s long-term survival depends on our willingness to let in some fresh air.
This is an extract from his speech the full version can be found by clicking here.

A true commitment to Rotary as DG.

Can you believe this is my penultimate District Newsletter, when I started writing these nearly a year ago I wondered what I would find to say every two weeks, but there has always been something to tell you.
Thankfully I am pleased to be able to tell you that my son’s health is improving daily, he still has to go for some more tests but we are hoping this is just to ensure that all is now well again. Thank you all for your concern.
In  Worcester on Thursday evening for the RC of Worcester Severn’s President’s night.  We were in the Graeme Hick Suite at Worcester County Cricket Ground. The speaker was Jon Peters who was shot down in Kuwait 23 years ago and held prisoner, tortured for 47 days. An amazing speaker, another great rotary evening. Thank you President Jonathan Sington for inviting us to join you.
Today I have been standing in the Market Square in Evesham sell strips for £1 for the RC of Evesham’s Bridge the Gap event next Saturday where with the help of the local schools we hope to stretch out strips along the footpath all the way between the new Abbey Bridge and Workman Bridge to raise money to support local youth projects.
Thank  you all for everything you do.

The picture is of DG Jan at the Bristol Dragon Boat Event. For the flu script please go to this link.
 

Wish them luck:but they don't need it!

Bristol Rotary Club’s immediate past President Ron Stagg volunteered to be a Young Enterprise Business Advisor after hearing a presentation at a District Council.
The school chosen was Fairfield High School which is on the edge of inner city Bristol with students from over 70 nationalities.
The students from Year 10 devised two unique sauces based on a traditional Somalian shidnu recipe. 
The teenager’s efforts were then rewarded by winning three of the nine titles at the West of England Final – best Bristol school – best Business Advisor and overall top Company Programme.
Ron Stagg said ‘The Amaliso Team over came many difficulties that would have defeated other young people.  I am looking forward to them being at the South West Final when they will come up against winners from Cornwall, Devon.Dorset.Somerset. Gloucester and Wiltshire’.
The final is tomorrow so we wish them good luck


 

 Special Recognition Award

At a celebration lunch last Thursday at the Dorchester Hotel Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland was honoured with a Special Recognition award from the Stroke Association for their work with Know Your Own Blood Pressure.
Your editor was privileged to be asked to introduce the work of Rotary on a video for the Stroke Association.
Mukesh Malhotra RIBI Community chair received the award on behalf of RIBI
Also a local club Cheltenham Sunrise were featured. Ruth Dunkin of the Stroke Association was fulsome in her praise for what Rotary does. A perfect example of a "We're for Communities" project.

One Club has been busy

The Rotary Club of Hereford City has inducted 4 new members as follows:
Peter Bolton, Lizzie Hill, Phil Gorringe & Tracy Morriss
We welcome them all to the family of Rotary and wish them well with their service and fellowship.
If your club had inducted new members then we would like to hear about it. New members are the lifeblood of a strong and continuing organisation.

 

Junior youth Speaks in Worcester

The picture is of Sheila Sonley President of Worcester Club presenting the prize to the winner of Junior youth Speaks at St Banabas School Worcester.

The Future is Green

Your Green Future took place in Worcester on the 5th and 6th June.  This was the third YGF in our District this year which enables young people to learn about the green industry and the careers they might enjoy in the future. Thank you so much to Rtn John Pooley who has been on the organising committee for two years now and helped to make it so successful each year, thank you also to all the Rotarians from the various Area 8 clubs who turned up both days to facilitate the event and all the clubs that kindly sponsored the initiative. These would not happen without Rotary.
 
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