FOLLOW YOUR ROTARY DREAM
R.I. Theme 1998-99
PRES. JAMES L. LACYS CHALLENGE
Make our Rotary dreams real and practical
3 MAJOR GOALS IN 1998-99
1) "dream new dreams"
2) prepare for Rotarys Centennial in 2005 by strengthening Rotary knowledge and information in our Clubs
3) prepare for the next millennium by encouraging Clubs to participate fully with the "Dream for the future" Committee and its objectives
The primary challenge of R.I. President-Elect JAMES LACYs Special Program Emphasis on Community Concerns is for each Rotary Club to take stock of its program of service to ensure that the projects being undertaken have real relevance to their communities. In short, Clubs should be catalysts for positive sustainable change. Because it is the children in each community who are most affected by unmet needs, Clubs are asked to take action to address the four fundamental concerns, creating a brighter future for the children of the world.
"FOLLOW YOUR ROTARY
The most effective community development efforts are focused on the importance of insuring that those who benefit from any program be directly engaged in identifying needs and in setting priorities. By working with the community instead of for the community, real change has better chance of taking hold.
4 MAJOR FOCAL POINTS IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERNS APPROACH:
THE MORE INVOLVED THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE IN SUPPORTING THE PROJECTS THAT ROTARIANS ARE CARRYING OUT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, THE MORE LIKELY THAT THE PROJECT WILL EFFECT REAL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.
YOUR ROTARY DREAM"
DISTRICTS ROTARY DREAM
Strengthening Rotary in our District through the development and retention of at least sixty (60) Clubs and one thousand eight hundred (1,800) Rotarians and attain the membership ratio of 25 per Club.
Educate our Rotarians on basic Rotary information through the establishment of a Rotary Academy and more fellowship activities in order to improve membership retention.
Enlighten the public on the various programs of Rotary International and Rotary Foundation, with special emphasis on the community concerns for children, through joint service projects to be undertaken by our Clubs in the major cities and areas of our District.
Develop a Rotaract Club, an Interact Club and/or a Rotary Village Corps by each Rotary Club in our District.
Share at least U.S. Dollars Twenty Five Thousand (U.S. $25,000) for the Rotary Foundation.
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