Barry Rassin,

RI President 2018‐19

Message Oct 2018

Every Thursday morning, I receive an email from the World Health Organization with an update » Read More

Ron D. Burton,

Trustee Chair 2018-19

Message Oct 2018

Since its inception in 1905, Rotary has been a champion for peace. The 1914 Rotary » Read More

Gretta Saab,

Rotary Economic and Community Development Month

Globally, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty today. About one in five» Read More

District Governor Michel P. Jazzar

Message October 2018

البحرين: وكيل وزارة العمل والتنمية الاجتماعية السيد صباح سالم الدوسري يلتقي محافظ أندية الروتاري بالمنطقة ميشال جزار، ويبحث معه سبل تعزيز التعاون في المجال التنموي.

Bahrain: The secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, Mr. Sabah Salem Al-Dosari meets the Governor of the Rotary Clubs, Michel Jazzar, and discusses with him ways to enhance cooperation in the development field.

Meet the District Team:

District Governor 2452

Michel P. Jazzar

Vice Governor

Farid E. Gebran

District Trainer

Ignace Moawad

District Secretary

David Zein

District Treasurer

Naim Bassil

District Conference OT

Jawad Mouawad

OCTOBER 2018: “Economic and Community Development Month”
Rotary Clubs celebrate October as “Economic and Community Development Month.”

October will strengthen discussions on economic and community development. Moreover, the Global Grant system, which support large international activities in the Rotary's areas of focus, will help respond to real community needs.

According to the United Nations, global unemployment increased from 170 million people in 2007 to nearly 200 million in 2017, about 75 million of whom were young women and young men. October, Rotary Economic and Community Development Month, is a great opportunity to leverage your vocational skills to help meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 8: promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all.

Unfortunately, half of the world’s population still lives on around US$2 a day. Having a job, in too many places, doesn’t mean that you are able to escape from poverty. The continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress.
In fact, job creation must be at the core of economic, policy-making and development plans, in order to generate decent work opportunities, more robust, inclusive and poverty-reducing growth. It is a virtuous circle that is as good for the economy as it is for people and one that drives sustainable development.

Let us inspire and empower others during Rotary Economic and Community Development Month.

24 October, worldwide Polio day:
During the month of October 2018, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Polio GPEI (1988-2018), who joined Rotary International within his worldwide health program, the PolioPlus, to eradicate polio starting from 1979 within a 3H project in The Philippines and then becoming our organization flag since 1985. We will also grab the chance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of WHO, UNICEF, CDC and BMGF which joined the Rotary in parallel with Polio GREI.

We can continue to support the PolioPlus program and contribute to eradicating this disease which, since three decades ago, was one of the main causes of infant mortality and paralysis. It should be noted that the District 2452 target for RY 2018-2019 is US$100.000.

A District event for social mobilization will be organized by RC of Aley, Lebanon on the 21st of October 2018. 2000 participants will join the Rotary to run for Polio (Walk-A-Thon starts at 7:00am, Lunch-Kermesse at 1:00pm), to support vaccination against polio virus, to encourage runners, to taste the succulent various dishes served in booth spaces at lunch (1:00pm) and for fun with friends. Another event will be held on 23rd and 24th October (more information will be announced later). It will be sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur (RI International Partner for Polio) and organized by the RC of Beirut Metropolitan. Equally important, all events will be launched under the patronage of Ministry of Public Health_ (MOPH) and the RI District 2452. Our partnership in Polio vaccination will go deeply with the MOPH for RY 2018-2019.

With warmest regards,

Michel P. Jazzar
Governor 2018-2019
Rotary International District 2452

Meet the DG Michel Jazzar

DG Remarks

DG Interview

Theme of the month:

October 2018

Useful Links:

RY Goals

RFC RY 2018-19

Rotary International Committees

Rotary Citation

Save the Dates:

District 2452 Seminars

Polio Worldwide Day:

Aley 21 October 2018

Beirut 23 - 24 October 2018

Youth Day Pre-District Conference

1st of May 2019

6th District Conference:

1-4 May 2019, Beirut Lebanon

Zone Institute:

Dead Sea - Jordan

D2451 Egypt Project Fair

International Conference:

1-5 June 2019, Hamburg – Germany

Trustee decisions

The 2018-19 Rotary Foundation Trustees held their first meeting of the year on 13-15 August 2018 in Evanston, IL, USA. At this meeting the Trustees reviewed reports from three committees and recorded 28 decisions. The following are highlights »read more

Board of Trustees

Joint Distribution of School bags

In the theme of "Children is our Future", all of the Rotary clubs in Bahrain and the Rotaract club of Bahrain participated in a joint distribution of school bags to the many charities societies in Bahrain »read more

PP Faissal Jumaa RCs of Bahrain