The four-way test of the things we think, say, or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Firstsly - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
Secondly - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Thirdly - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
Fourthly - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Royce Abbey Award
And he has some very good news that demonstrates the high regard in which Rotary is held. Mir says:
"Greetings from District 3272 Pakistan.
This commemorative Postage Stamp was issued by the Pakistan Postal Services as a tribute to celebrate and recognize the services rendered by The Rotary Foundation to humanity at large for the last 100 years.
This indeed is a milestone and an unprecedented honour for the Rotary Foundation which ... has received "SOVEREIGN RECOGNITION" from a country no less than the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
This Commemorative Stamp has the huge potential for Building the Public Image of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation as it travels across the world showcasing ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY."
The stamp design is by a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Lahore Model Town. And the designer is Rtn Mahru Arif Ali, who also happens to be Mir's wife!
Our best wishes go to our brothers and sisters in Pakistan
RAWCS National has established an Appeal [Project number 32-2016/17] and funds donated will be forwarded to the New Zealand equivalent - Rotary New Zealand World Community Service - for funding support projects where they are most needed. Please consider assisting the communities in need by donating to the RAWCS Project at https://disasters.rawcs.com.au
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Safe trip home everyone.
We have just learnt that Elvis Ukato, from Kanga in the mountains of PNG (see story below), has made a full recovery from his bowel surgery in Port Moresby and will be on his way home this Thursday (8 December 2016) morning. The operation has been successful to provide him with a working anus and his life expectancy is now as high as any other child.
The Story as reported on 22 October 2016:
This story, told on our recent Governor's Club Visit, is as much about a little boy as it is about a Rotarian not only serving humanity, but also providing service above self. I wanted to share it with you ...
What happens next? Is there any help available? ...
Recently the Rotary Service Newsletter, that because the funding just wasn’t there, Suzette Ramdanie-Linton was almost ready to give up on a local clean water project that her Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise had initiated in St James, Jamaica. Then, her district governor, Paul Brown, encouraged her to promote the project on Rotary Ideas.
Two weeks after she put a project description and photos on Rotary’s crowdsourcing platform, she received an email from Naude Dreyer, a member of the Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands. Dreyer was looking specifically for water projects in Jamaica. “It was a perfect find for us,” he says. “Rotary Ideas is a really cool site and a great way to fundraise.”
Rotary Ideas helps clubs seeking volunteers, partnerships, in-kind donations, funding, and connections with one another. More than 1,220 projects have been posted on the platform since it launched in August 2013. Rotary Ideas emphasizes partnerships over dollars. The two Caribbean clubs are now collaborating on another project, to provide dictionaries to third graders in St James.
Through a competitive selection process 15 candidates were selected.
This essay, by Georgia Nonnenmacher who wrote it for the ABC ‘Heywire’ competition [http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/], tells her amazing story …
RAGES is one of 26 Rotary Action Groups. DGN John Glassford has been a member of the Rotarian on the Internet (ROTI) Fellowship for many years and used this as a forum to develop the Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species (RAGES). John says:
Rotarian Action Groups help Rotary clubs and districts plan and carry out community development and humanitarian service projects in their area of expertise. The groups are organized by Rotarians and Rotaractors who are proficient, and have a passion for service, in a particular field
Read more about Rotary Action Groups on My Rotary
Did you know that the Foundation has spent over $3 billion on health, disease prevention, peace, child and maternal health, sanitation and much more. You can watch the video online