District Governor's Message
Since February is World Understanding Month, it provides a time to reflect on the three core items we have discussed throughout 2013-14. Membership, Service and Leadership. Do our Clubs and Rotarians have an understanding of these items and how they can help "Engage Rotary. Change Lives."
The short version of understanding each of these three items
- Membership: What is your Club doing to engage more people in Rotary? Are you sharing Rotary Stories each week at Club meetings and throughout your community? Are you piloting Corporate/Shared memberships and Innovative & Flexible memberships?
- Service: How is your Club helping Rotarians change lives through service? Is your Club applying for District Grants, Global Grants and/or District Project Fund Grants? Is your Club contributing to The Rotary Foundation as this is important to qualify for 14-15 grants? Is your Club supporting Polio Plus?
- Leadership: Are you recognizing the heart and soul inspired leaders in your Club? Are you educating all Rotarians that everyone is capable of being a heart and soul inspired leader?
As a reminder, a heart & soul inspired leader is any individual; regardless of age, role or title that embraces their personal gifts, strengths and passions to positively impact others and change the world. Leadership is the heart of being able to implement Membership and Service to successful "Engage Rotary. Change Lives."
Another core part of understanding is attending District Conference. This is an opportunity to meet Rotarians from other Clubs and learn best practices in the areas of Membership, Service and Leadership to help your Club grow and prosper even more.
You are encouraged to register at 2014 District Conference. Those registering are eligible for a FREE gift as a bonus to the amazing learning and fellowship you will experience. I look forward to seeing you on May 2-3 in Green Bay at Lambeau Field.