President's Message APRIL 2015
As I was writing my letter of the month, I saw that
my Governor wrote everything that I had written, but better. So, here is our 5450 District Governor monthly
Rotary eClub One President
month, Rotary Publishes the Rotarian Magazine, which connects the more
than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world by showing how we are addressing
the issues captured by the six areas of focus; maternal and child health,
disease prevention and treatment, literacy and basic education, community and
economic development, water, sanitation and hygiene and peace and conflict
resolution. But there is so much more to this story. Beginning in 1915, four
years after the original magazines launch, the first regional magazine debuted
in the British Isles. Now, 30 regional magazines are published in 24 different
languages in over 130 countries reaching over 870 thousand Rotarians. The
original Rotarian continues strong.
Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize winners have appeared in our pages,
including Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, Pearl S. Buck, Scott Turow, Carol Guzy,
and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. In 2012, The Rotarian swept the Media
Industry Newsletter awards with 10 editorial and design honors – more than
twice the number of any other publication.
should all Rotarians spend some time each month reading this magazine? Let’s
just take a look at the three feature articles in the April issue; an article
on Alzheimer’s disease revealing a Rotary connection to promoting research into
the causes and potential treatments for this disease. Another article looking
at a radical new approach to fundraising by non-profits. Or a third article
about a new concept Rotary club in Crawley Australia with such descriptive
words as Unique, Diverse, Innovative, Fresh, Fun, Modern, Young, Breath
Taking. Isn’t that what we are striving to achieve in our district with the
Satellite movement and our proposals to the Council on Legislation. In the
words of Past District Governor Dan, our mantra is “OBSERVE, STEAL, MODIFY and
so much in the Rotarian to which we might apply this mantra!
Finally, what better and easier way to promote Rotary than to have your
Rotarian displayed in your place of business for anyone to pick up and read and
learn a bit about Rotary.
your Rotarian Magazine every month and PASS IT ON!!