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Brewfest at the Beach is back!

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

 

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Public Image and Effective Communications

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

* Brochures

* Promotional Giveaways

* Displays in high traffic areas (trains, busses, stations, taxis, etc)

* Billboards

* Radio

* Cable

* Television

* Promotional Giveaways

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World Health Organization Wild Polio Virus Update Week ending February 4

Headlines:

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.

End Polio Now

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The importance of The 4-Way Test

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?

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The History of Rotary

Posted in 2007 this is a seven-and-a-half minute video that summarizes significant milestones of Rotary’s first century of service.

#RotaryStrong

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Happy New Year Rotarians!

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all Rotarians and their families. Thank you for your efforts in making District 7980 the very best,!

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Rotary making a difference world wide

December 22nd 2015 Rotary Club Brings Christmas Cheer To Children – JP

Keeping with the season of giving, the rotary club of St. Lucia held a Christmas party for the children of Anse-La- Raye.

 

 

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North Haven Rotary: 2015 Warm Coat Project

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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

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More Rotary Club fun in Connecticut!

Another fabulous day with fellow Rotarians. This time I was blessed with the pleasure of meeting with the Rotary groups of Westport and Westport Sunrise. Here are a few pictures from a great day! Thank you Rotarians for all you do and for making me feel so welcomed.  ~ Gerry

Steve Lewie, holding his District Service Award. Westport President Jame Sherman. Ruby Allen, Past DG, Win Allan and John Hendrickson.

Steve Lewie, holding his District Service Award. Westport President Jame Sherman. Ruby Allen, Past DG, Win Allan and John Hendrickson.

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Dennis Wong ~ Westport Sunrise Rotary

David with PDG Rick Benson of the Westport club.

David Forward with PDG Rick Benson of the Westport club.

My classmate and speaker, David Forward

My classmate and speaker, David Forward, with me.

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Rotarians at work!



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Rotary Club Road Trip: Slide Presentation

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