We launch today our new programme theme for November, the Family. This can mean different things, however this week we intend to explore the fact that if you join Rotary you are joining a world-wide family and what this can mean.
The family of Rotary consists of 1.2 million members world wide in 200 countries, so when you are a Rotarian you can visit any of these countries and instantly find a local contact, a place to meet other like minded people, if you need urgent assistance whilst on business or holiday, Rotary can be contacted and will have someone who can help. But when an international natural disaster occurs e.g. earth quake, flood, etc. Rotary International goes into action around the world, the local Rotary Club and District coordinating things on the ground, while Clubs around the world raise funds to put in the urgent resources to help with the humanitarian relief that’s required, e.g. Shelter or Water Boxes, Food, or helping to rebuild where destruction has taken place. The Rotary family work together to help make a difference to the communities that have been affected.
Over last weekend, thanks to the Rotary Foundation Programme, we were lucky to have Galina Gusarevich from Russia stay with us, who is an Ambassador Scholar studying for a year at the LSE. Emma, one of our eClub members, interviewed Galina about her life and work within the Rotary family, please enjoy the video below:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-1dC0J-Eo&w=853&h=480]
- Following Galina’s interview, what questions would you like to ask about the Rotary family world-wide?
- How can we encourage more young people like Emma and Galina to join and help in the development of our Rotary eClub?
- Others who read or view this article, can you comment on what the world -wide Rotary family has helped you achieve or how you’ve been involved.