Programme for week commencing 4th April 2013
Welcome to President Mel Powell of the Greater San Fernando Valley E-Club, which this week will celebrate becoming an official E-Rotary Club, so congratulations, especially as we see this E-Club as our partners across the pond. Mel has also suggested a great idea as to how we could develop our partnership working, as E-Clubs we could do E-wareness Campaigns together e.g. Autism Awareness for us and they have just done a similar thing with the Bone Marrow Database/Donation campaign. Together through social media we could develop other such campaigns, please let us know if you’d support this idea. Anyway, over to Mel:
Mel in the latest edition of their Newsletter wrote:
I am writing this message during the Jewish holiday of Passover. One of the key elements of the holiday celebration is the recitation of the Four Questions.
You’re expecting a tie-in now to the Four-Way Test, aren’t you? Not today.
Instead, here are four questions for us as Rotarians. You only have to answer them for yourself, but once you’ve found your answer, feel free to put that answer in motion.
One: Have you reached out, explored Rotary, read just a little more, looked for possibilities, made the most of your Rotary, instead of waiting for Rotary to come to you? You could play on the Rotary International website, or visit a local Rotary Club and learn about them, or visit another E-Club online and see how they do things, and find what grabs you the most. Then bring it to our Club and pursue your passion.
Two: Do you donate money to The Rotary Foundation because someone asked you to, or because someone told you to, or because you were offered the chance to win something for yourself in a raffle, or for the “bling” and recognition of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow, or because you have learned the value of The Rotary Foundation and you understand how it helps fund our international and local projects?
Three: While Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self, you still need to take care of your Self, so are you making sure that your Self is getting what you need out of Rotary? Even as you put others first, each of us is busy, each of us has very valuable time and the same amount of it every day. If there is a way to ensure that, while you give your time and effort and compassion to the world through Rotary, you are also getting what you need, find it…or talk to the Club and we’ll find it together.
Four: So…what’s your passion, and how can we work together to use Rotary, and our Club, to take that passion and change the world?
You might like to share your answers in the comments below.