In Rotary we recognize March as literacy Month. This is when we focus on the importance of literacy and education in our humanitarian service. In our club’s locality most children follow a basic education and will learn how to read and to write. “Being literate does not just mean the ability to read a book or a news paper. Being literate means being able to comprehend the instructions on a medicine bottle, a set of directions, or a job posting”. Literacy means being part of the larger society. It means inclusion, and it means empowerment”. (Excerpt from G.E. Estess Sr., Foundation trustee chair, March 2010 message on literacy.) On the Rotary Web site you can read Guide to Literacy Service Projects and Awards for Clubs […]
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February is World understanding month on the Rotary calendar, and on the 23rd of February the world celebrates ‘World understanding and Peace day’. RI President John Kenny states in his February message that “In this, World Understanding Month, we do well to remember — that in all of our service, we reach for the larger goal of fellowship, understanding, and peace.'” (See the full message.) In February Rotary Clubs all over the world reach across borders and cultures in the name of service and fellowship. The 23rd of February is also when Rotary celebrates its 105th anniversary, marking a special achievement toward the building of peace and goodwill around the world. […]
DG Thomas Aquinas visited the Rotary Club of Bali Lovina for the second time in his term as District Governor; this time at their new club house. The theme for this Rotary year; The Future of Rotary is in your hands-serve with Love. After being collected from the airport in Denpasar DG Thomas visited a library for local children, called; “Pondok Baca” (reading corner) in Lovina that has been receiving Rotary funding for books for the past five years. At our regular weekly meeting the DG Thomas took the opportunity to induct the clubs latest member Hans Joerg Schaeffer and presented an award to our Immediate Past President Conchita de Jong. […]
Reading is essential in the development of a child, and access to information empowers people. Rotary Clubs all over the world work on literacy projects.The Rotary Club Bandung Kembang and Rotary Club of Hilversum West (NL) organized the â€œ100 Pondok Baca Projectâ€. The project commenced in 2006; 100 small libraries for children were set up all over Indonesia. […]
Bill Boyd is the incoming president for 2006-2007, and he has chosen “Lead the Way” as the theme for the year. Here, from the July 2006 issue of The Rotarian, is his first message as President: Dear Fellow Rotarians, As we embark on a new Rotary year, we look ahead to new responsibilities, new challenges, and new opportunities. Rotary has flourished for so long because it offers constant values to its members: fellowship, friendship, and doing good work in the world. And Rotary has been welcomed into new communities and new countries because it is not afraid to adapt and respond, to embrace different cultures, and to hold firm to its core principles of honesty, tolerance, and unselfishness. […]