JuneThoughts from the DG
Here it is June and in a few short weeks, my term shall end. The journey has been one of the most enjoyable, interesting and rewarding times of my life. I have enjoyed meeting with the clubs, sharing the RI President’s message and hearing about all of the many projects and service that the clubs are undertaking. The diversity of our membership and the fellowship that we have shared is what makes Rotary such a vibrant organization. I cannot express my sincerest thanks to all of you in our District for being my “Inspiration”.

Rotary continues, and this month appropriately celebrates Fellowship. One way to keep your members engaged and your club strong is to engage in fellowship activities outside of Rotary. Some ideas that other clubs do to promote fellowship are family picnics, bowling nights, wine tastings, Dine-A-Rounds in member’s homes, paint nights, etc. Personally, I did not understand or appreciate the concept of fellowship until I joined the Rotary Club of Sayville. These non-rotary activities promote deeper friendships among members and strengthens their commitments to the community and each other.

There are other ways to promote Fellowship in Rotary. On Rotary.org there are approximately 70 organized fellowships, Cycling, Quilting, wine appreciation, beer tasting, to name a few. I believe they just started a Tennis fellowship and last year was the first LBGQT and friends Fellowship. It is a great way to meet people from around the world and most dues are minimal. My Wine fellowship was I believe $10 for lifetime membership. Most fellowships meet at the International Conventions (the next one is in Hawaii); however, they do offer other opportunities to meet or they keep you engaged through newsletters. Rotary.org has a wealth of information on the different fellowships, so I encourage you to use the resources that are included with your dues.

July begins “Rotary connects the world” during Justin Quaranta’s term, and I am confident the district will continue to remain vibrant and grow under his leadership and guidance. Continue to “Be the Inspiration”! Our obligation as Rotarians is to support the Rotary Foundation and change the lives of people that we may never meet!
 
 
DG Shawn
 
 
News From Around the District
That's right.  It should be right here.  But instead, your club's story remains untold.  Have you had a successful event?  Are you looking for help on a project?  Want to tell us all about the new fundraiser you've had all that success with?  Well do we have a forum for you!  Just write up your story, maybe provide a picture or two (saves you a thousand words, after all), and send it all in reply to the next monthly bulletin.  That's it!  Your club's story will go on the district website and will be eligible to be featured in next month's bulletin.  Can we guarantee it will be in next month's bulletin?  Well, no, of course not!  But we can guarantee your club won't be featured if you submit nothing...  As of right now, we are not faced with excess content so odds are, if you write it, it will fit...
 
 
 
 
News from Rotary International
Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes; one of Hamburg’s most multicultural, non-profit gatheringsMore than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countriesRotary commits US$102 million

mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to Rotary

mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to RotaryHAMBURG, Germany (31 May 2019) — To multiply the impact of the 25,000 Rotary members expected to attend the service organization’s international convention 1-5 June, mytaxi will donate all

Value of Rotary volunteering

A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.

 
 
 
Shawn Weis, District Governor
 
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Upcoming District Events
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