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
Let’s continue to be inspired to do great service through #Rotary.
By Quentin Wodon
Rotary is about service and fellowship. While some value fellowship the most, others place the emphasis on service as the defining characteristic of their Rotary experience. I tend to belong to the second group. I believe in the importance of thinking through the design of our service projects to ensure they have a lasting and measurable impact on those we are trying to help.
That is why I am excited about an upcoming event for International Women’s Day that will feature two
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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
Public Image and Effective Communications – Help for Clubs:
**From Brian Amey PDG; District Public Image Committee Chair
The District is now offering a Public Image/Public Relations Toolkit to clubs to help them develop an image in their community and attract new members with the skills and interest that will grow their club. Also to insure internal communications are effective and help to retain existing members. The toolkit is essentially a collection of useful articles and papers and links to publications and videos focusing on image building and communication using Social Media, Club Websites and Newsletters. But also there are materials to help with Media Relations including several sample news releases for print and/or broadcast media. The Toolkit is included on the Public Image Committee Webpage. Click here to go there.
We will welcome feedback and best practice examples in addition to the Tool Kit the list below will give us more material to enlarge the kit. Please contact me; Brian Amey PI Committee Chair. (Click his name here or on the Committee page).
Here are some of the Rotary subjects we are looking for feed back;
* Training members to all use Word of Mouth to promote Rotary
* Follow-up with Meeting Guests
* Follow-up with Club Event Participants
* Direct Marketing (Direct Mail)
* Displays at Club and Community Events
* Promotional Giveaways
* Displays in high traffic areas (trains, busses, stations, taxis, etc)
* Promotional Giveaways
Rotaract members making an impact!
By Jessie Dunbar-Bickmore, RI Programs staff
Rotaract clubs around the world are dedicated to making their communities healthier. Here are just a few examples of how Rotaract clubs are improving their communities through disease prevention and treatment projects:
The Breakfast Revolution
As a club of doctors and medical students, the Rotaract Club of the Caduceus in India leveraged their core skills with the support from Rotary clubs, partner Rotaract clubs, community organizations, and local governments to address the growing problem of malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, and anemia among children. They provided highly nutritious, affordable, and good tasting meals through a sustainable supplementary food program including regular medical check-ups for beneficiaries. Fundraising, corporate partnerships, and innovative supply chain management has allowed the club to cover 75-85% of the cost, making the program affordable and highly accessible within the community.
Rotaract East Africa Impact Project (REACT 2014)
Diarrheal diseases are spread through contaminated…
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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?