50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary

50 Things Every Rotarian Should Know About Rotary
This article by 1994-95 District Governor 5300 South California Steve Garret, is pretty long and we thought to divide it in two or three different programs. We didn't, you can see the entire document by clicking on the picture. It covers many aspect of the Rotary life like the definition of Rotary, the Rotary flag, women in Rotary, Club banners, etc.






"EVERY ROTARIAN IS AN EXAMPLE TO YOUTH"
In much of the official literature of Rotary International relating to service to young people, a special slogan will be found -"Every Rotarian as an Example to Youth." These words were adopted in 1949 by the Rotary International Board of Directors as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community in which Rotary clubs exist. Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program.

Youth service projects take many forms around the world. Rotarians sponsor Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, athletic teams, handicapped children's centers, school safety patrols, summer camps, recreation areas, driving clinics, county fairs, child care centers and children's hospitals. Man clubs provide vocational counseling, establish youth employment program and promote use of The 4 -Way Test. Increasingly, drug and alcohol abuse prevention projects are being supported by Rotarians.

In every instance, Rotarians have an opportunity to be role model for the young men and women of their community. One learns to serve by observing others. As our youth grow to become adult leaders, it is hoped each will achieve that same desire and spirit to serve future generations of children and youth.

The slogan accepted over 40 years ago is just as vital today It is a very thoughtful challenge, "Every Rotarian as an Example to Youth."


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President's Message SEPTEMBER 2015

September is New Generation Month

 

New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Others are service minded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities.

 

Past RI President Luis Vicente Giay coined the term “New Generations” when he shared his belief that the future of Rotary relied on involving young people in the organization’s programs and activities.  At the 1996 RI Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he said:

Our vision for the future, now more than ever, is the difference between success and failure. The New Generations are our investment in the future. Let us begin to build that future today.”

 

New Generations Service became Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service in 2010. It is defined in article 5 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution: “New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.”

 

Rotary clubs should be committed to involving youth and young adults in their vocational, community, and international service projects, and to providing programs and resources that support them.


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