The New London Rotary Foundation Inc hosts this fundraiser twice a year and proceeds go to support Camp Rotary and New London, CT youth. Once again Brewfest at the Beach was a huge success and loads of fun.
Brewfest at the Beach is back and we want to create new memories with all of you for a fantastic cause! Sponsored by the New London Rotary Foundation, Inc. Proceeds benefit Camp Rotary, a summer camp for middle school youngsters as well as other New London Rotary Charitable projects both locally and worldwide. Enjoy some beer, food, music and lots of laughs. You can follow us on Instagram , Facebook and YouTube. We would love for you to follow us on all three social platforms and tag us in your Brewfest at the Beach photo moments. All this fun will be taking place on May 20th, 2016! See you there! ~ Gerry
The following is a message to all Rotarians from PDG Mukund Nori
D-7980 RLI Chair in regards to an exciting opportunity available to members of Rotary. I am playing a role in this leadership opportunity as well, which you can learn more about below. Best, Gerry
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to develop new leaders for your club through the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). In this program, attendees will:
- Be introduced to the World of Rotary
- Learn concepts of leadership at the Club level and beyond
- Learn how to collaborate within and between clubs
- Develop partnerships with other clubs
- Generate ideas for future projects and programs
This program is open to all Rotarians and is especially useful for new Rotarians.
Date: March 26, 2016
Location: University of New Haven, West Haven
Register at: www.rlinea.org
Deadline: March 12, 2016
District Governor, Geraldine Tom, has generously offered to support training for 1 (one) future leader of your club (one leader per club) at no cost to your club or to the member.
Complete the attached certificate and give it to a deserving member of your club.
We look forward to seeing every club represented and hopefully more than one person per club.
Yours in Rotary Service
PDG Mukund Nori
D-7980 RLI Chair
Rotarians create positive change and bring solutions to their communities and worldwide. Today I wanted to share with you the passing of former District Governor David Mylchreest.
Mr.Mylchreest was a member of Rotary for fifty years, past president of the Middletown Rotary Club, and in 1965 a Past District Governor of Rotary International. He was honored twice by his club as a Paul Harris fellow. He was also a veteran who served with honor.
Read more about this remarkable man and light a candle in his honor. DAVID BURCH MYLCHREEST Sr. Obituary
Thank you for your service to your country and Rotary. ~ Gerry
There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral
polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world.
The WHO Executive Board met last week, recognizing progress made in 2015 and renewing their
commitment to polio eradication.
For the first time in history, Africa has had 4-months without any wild or circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases, nor any environmental positive samples.
Afghanistan No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week.
The most recent case had onset of paralysis in Kunar on 19 November. The total number of WPV1
cases for 2015 remains 19, compared to 28 reported in the country in 2014.
Pakistan: One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week,
with onset of paralysis on 31 December in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2015 is now 54, compared to 305 reported for 2014 by this time last year. A total of 306 cases reported onset in Pakistan in 2014.
The 4 way test was created in 1932 by a Rotarian by the name of Herbert J. Taylor. During the 1930s he was asked to help save the Club Aluminum Products distribution company from bankruptcy. His business recovery plan was based on changing the ethical climate of the workplace. He came up with these 24 words to serve as the guide, motivation and backbone for employees to follow when it came to business practices and relations with customers, fellow employees and outside dealers. The company survived and it was credited mainly to this simple but profound philosophy. He had in fact changed the ethical climate of the business by adopting a simple but meaning creed.
Rotary later adopted it in 1943 as The 4-Way Test. Rotarians recite it at club meetings and it has since been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of different ways around the globe.
The 4 -Way Test asks the following four questions:
Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
This is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian ethical guide that Rotarians utilize for both their personal and professional relationships. It has never changed all these years and it remains a central part of the permanent Rotary structure. These 24 words are held as the standard by which all behavior should be measured and how people should attempt to live out their lives.
How do you apply The 4-Way Test in your daily lives?
Posted in 2007 this is a seven-and-a-half minute video that summarizes significant milestones of Rotary’s first century of service.
Keeping with the season of giving, the rotary club of St. Lucia held a Christmas party for the children of Anse-La- Raye.
The North Haven Rotary Club gave out about 70 new coats to the 1st graders at Lincoln-Bassett School in New Haven.
The Club allocates several thousand dollars each year to do this very important project at Lincoln-Bassett School as the children that attend this school are some of the most economically disadvantaged in New Haven.#2015WarmCoatProject #RotariansAtWork #ServiceAboveSelf
Another example of how Rotary is making a difference every day. I am so proud of all the amazing work you do! ~ Gerry