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President's Message APRIL 2015
As I was writing my letter of the month, I saw that my Governor wrote everything that I had written, but better. So, here is our 5450 District Governor monthly letter.
Rotary eClub One President
Read Your Rotarian!
Each month, Rotary Publishes the Rotarian Magazine, which connects the more than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world by showing how we are addressing the issues captured by the six areas of focus; maternal and child health, disease prevention and treatment, literacy and basic education, community and economic development, water, sanitation and hygiene and peace and conflict resolution. But there is so much more to this story. Beginning in 1915, four years after the original magazines launch, the first regional magazine debuted in the British Isles. Now, 30 regional magazines are published in 24 different languages in over 130 countries reaching over 870 thousand Rotarians. The original Rotarian continues strong.
Eighteen Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize winners have appeared in our pages, including Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, Pearl S. Buck, Scott Turow, Carol Guzy, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. In 2012, The Rotarian swept the Media Industry Newsletter awards with 10 editorial and design honors – more than twice the number of any other publication.
Why should all Rotarians spend some time each month reading this magazine? Let’s just take a look at the three feature articles in the April issue; an article on Alzheimer’s disease revealing a Rotary connection to promoting research into the causes and potential treatments for this disease. Another article looking at a radical new approach to fundraising by non-profits. Or a third article about a new concept Rotary club in Crawley Australia with such descriptive words as Unique, Diverse, Innovative, Fresh, Fun, Modern, Young, Breath Taking. Isn’t that what we are striving to achieve in our district with the Satellite movement and our proposals to the Council on Legislation. In the words of Past District Governor Dan, our mantra is “OBSERVE, STEAL, MODIFY and IMPLEMENT”.
There is so much in the Rotarian to which we might apply this mantra! Finally, what better and easier way to promote Rotary than to have your Rotarian displayed in your place of business for anyone to pick up and read and learn a bit about Rotary.
Enjoy your Rotarian Magazine every month and PASS IT ON!!
5450 District Governor 2014-2015
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