PEOPLE OF ACTION

'SERVICE ABOVE SELF'

Rotary is known by the results that are achieved. Rotary International provides services to others, promotes integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Welcome to Rotary in District 5020. We represent Rotarians on Vancouver Island, B.C. and Western Washington from Pierce County south to Woodland including the Olympic Peninsula. Rotary unites over a million people worldwide to take action locally and globally. Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

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UPCOMING KEY EVENTS

DISTRICT 5020 TRAINING AND CONFERENCE is just around the corner!

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UNITE DISTRICT 5020 (PEOPLE OF ACTION MAGAZINE)

DISTRICT ONLINE NEWS SOURCE

After two incredible years, UD5020 will be changing its format to address ease of use and social media sharing.

As the magazine merges into the new format, please continue to share your stories, club successes, and exciting news. Your continued enthusiasm will continue to build the new excitement for the format.

DISTRICT 5020 GOVERNORS MESSAGE

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It is traditional at this time of year for people to review their lives and make resolutions to be a better person.

Perhaps we could also review our Rotary lives and make a resolution to be better Rotarians?

That, of course, brings up the question of what makes or who is a good Rotarian.

Rotary says that a Rotarian is expected: to participate in club activities, to introduce new people to become members and to support the Rotary Foundation.  That seems fairly basic.  I think we could all do that, don’t you?

If you aren’t doing those things, perhaps you could make a resolution to:

  1. Increase your attendance at club meetings and projects
  2. Invite one person to become a Rotarian
  3. Sign up for a monthly donation to the Rotary Foundation

That would be good, don’t you think?  If all 4,200 Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 5020 did those three things, we would have the most outstanding Rotary clubs in the world.

Are those really all that it takes to be a good Rotarian?  Maybe.  However, they may not be it takes to be a GREAT Rotarian.

What else does it take to be a great Rotarian?

I have some suggestions.  You might have some more or different ones.  Still, I think that anything worth doing is worth doing well, so why not aim to be a great Rotarian this year?

Here is my list, in addition to the basic three:

  1. Have fun. If it isn’t fun, make it your responsibility to find a way to make it fun.
  2. Be welcoming. Learn the names of all your club members and use them.  Go out of your way to say hello to every person who attends your meetings and learn about them.  Sit at a new spot and get to know those Rotarians too.
  3. Take a leadership role. You don’t need to be your club president (although why wouldn’t you) but your club needs people to oversee fundraisers, projects, and committees also.  Rotary is a great training ground for leadership both in and out of Rotary.
  4. Get involved. You always get more back than what you put in.  Contribute your ideas.    Raise your hand.  Involve your family.  Help with your Interact, Youth Exchange or other initiatives.
  5. Get involved with Rotary beyond your club. It’s a big world out there.
  • District 5020 exists to help clubs succeed. We always need more trainers, committee members, area governors and more.
  • Rotary Action Groups give you the opportunity to learn from and work with Rotarians who share your passion. Environmental sustainability?  Eliminating malaria?  Hearing loss?  Economic development?  There are action groups for all of those and more than 20 others.  Here’s a link: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/empower-leaders/rotary-action-groups.
  • Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotarians who share an interest or a vocation. Wine?  Engineering?  Scouting?  Music?  Old books?  There are over 100 fellowships. To see the full list, use this link: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships
  1. Promote Rotary. Wear a Rotary pin.  Slap a Rotary decal on your vehicle.  Put up a Rotary poster (maybe the 4-way test) at work.  Talk about being a Rotarian.
  2. Be proud. You are part of the greatest service organization in the world.

New Year’s resolutions don’t always succeed but you can’t achieve anything if you don’t try.  Let’s make this the year that we all make an effort to go from good to great.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It is traditional at this time of year for people to review their lives and make resolutions to be a better person. Perhaps we could also review our Rotary lives and make a resolution to be better Rotarians? That, of course, brings up the question of what makes or who...

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ALOHA | DECEMBER 2022

It’s an interesting word.  It is used for both hello and goodbye in Hawaiian, but it means so much more.  Aloha is an attitude.  You can interpret it to mean peace, love, or respect.  It is a very Rotarian word. As Rotarians, we practice Aloha. It is in our guiding...

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DON’T FOLLOW TRADITION | NOVEMBER 2022

I was going to write a message this month about not always following tradition.  It was about how to consider new alternatives, rather than “we’ve always done it that way.” I’m sure the message would have been wonderful, but instead I decided to not do what I have...

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WHO WE ARE

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Learn more about our structure and our foundation and our strategic vision.

What we do

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protect the environment

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Our mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Vision statement

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

OUR CAUSES

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever..

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.

We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.

Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.

We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.

In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.

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