Programme for week commencing 21st June, 2012
President Tim says ‘For much of my Rotary life it has been emphasised over and over again that Rotary is not a Fund Raising or money giving organisation, but a Service organisation’. Should we be concerned that Fund Raising is becoming to some Clubs more important than anything else? So how can we as an eClub ensure Service above Self is the key to all we do?
The Object of Rotary states:
To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
a) The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
b) High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
c) The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community life.
d) The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men and women united in the idea of service.
Much is said in these Objects about SERVICE, without saying anything about the need to Fund Raise, perhaps in the coming months we need to consider what activities as an eClub we can achieve to encourage our 2012/13 Theme – Peace Through Service. The encouragement of people in our local communities, in the wider country and internationally to understand that giving Service to others can bring real satisfaction into ones own life and a joy of making a small difference.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWLseXlzin4&w=420&h=315]
How do we ensure that the activities our eClub undertakes make ‘Peace through Service’ the central theme of all we do next year? Please comment below your ideas and thoughts about our Objects and Theme for 2012/13.