Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.
Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ.
Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.
After a historic year in which transmission of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and all of Africa, Germ said we are closer than ever to ending polio.
“We are at a crossroads in Rotary,” he added. “We are looking ahead at a year that may one day be known as the greatest year in Rotary’s history: the year that sees the world’s last case of polio.”
Last night we celebrated our first Rotaract anniversary! Thank you to everyone that came to celebrate and support us! Special shoutout to the Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Weston for being there and to the amazing Joe Roth for always supporting us.
Congratulations to our outstanding members. We're all so excited to start the new year. #RotaryServingHumanity
Today we got together at the Susan B Anthony center to paint one of the hallways of their residential unit.
They are the only center in South Florida that provides substance addicted mothers a safe place to start again and keep their families together in residential units as both mother and children receive treatment and support. Thank you for having us!
Time flew by and our club is turning 1 so we're celebrating during our meeting on Tuesday, June 21st at 745 PM at the Weston YMCA Family Center! Come join us :D #RotaractWBTurns1 #RotaractFamily#Rotaractors #Rotaract
We have accomplished our biggest yearly goal, we have succeeded in completing our first international service project in The Bahamas!!
Two weeks shy of our first year mark as an established and chartered Rotaract Club, we were able to participate in our first international service project where we joined forces with the Rotaract Club Of Eight Mile Rockand Rotaract Club of Freeport and helped them refurbish the trails at the the Rand Nature Center. We also helped with the construction of compost bins and cleared paths for the creation of new trails. As if that wasn't enough, we were invited by the Rotaract Club Of Eight Mile Rock to deliver books and school supplies to the students of Barlett Hill Primary School. Here we had the opportunity to not only interact with the students and learn from our different cultures, but also teach them about Rotary and the importance of Service Above Self.
We are eternally grateful for the warm hospitality that both Bahamian Rotaract clubs gave us as they were there from the beginning receiving as at the port as we arrived, throughout the weekend taking us to explore the island and teaching us about the their home and culture, until the very end where sadly we had to part ways. We are happy to have had the opportunity to meet such an amazing group of people and we look forward to this ever growing friendship and future opportunities of service together!
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Look at all the other things we have accomplished!