Wednesday, 01 January 2020 14:09 Written by

District Governor's Message - January 2020

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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

January is the Vocational Month. Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interests. January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month, a great time to leverage vocational service in your club projects and activities.

Here are five ways you can incorporate vocational service in your club activities:

  1. Host a club meeting at your work place and share about your profession; take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
  2. Use your skills and expertise to serve a community.
  3. Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions.
  4. Work with local businesses to create mentor-ship, internship, or practicum opportunities to help young people achieve their career goals.
  5. Guide and encourage others in their professional development.

The other role of Vocational Service is Vocational Training Teams. Vocational training teams are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own. Teams can be funded by district grants and global grants. This service comes in Global Grants mostly.

January is the month which we look forward to because it will give us hope to do more to change the world and to connect it.

Let’s change the situation in Lebanon. Let’s put hand in hand to give support to the country that is in need in our district. Your contribution will be going to your brothers and sisters in Lebanon. Make it Happen!

Let’s make some more noise!! Since my email about the noise, I received few information about action is being done BUT very limited! We still have few members in the Distract Team, Country Teams and Clubs Chairs are inactive. Let’s get up and do some Rotary.

I can see few clubs in the district that has not given any added value to Rotary or to their community even not abiding with Rotary bylaws. This will immediately reflect on their record in Rotary International and will be soon be in scrutiny.

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Over time, Rotary's reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Let’s plan a fund raising event all over the district within each club or each country to celebrate the 115th anniversary of ROTARY together even if we are miles apart. Let’s use this funds to upgrade our Annual Giving so it will come back to you in project money to serve your community.

Have lovely and Prosperous 2020


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