Greetings District and Zone Leaders,
I want to draw your attention today to an incredible opportunity for Rotarians (and non-Rotarians) in your district. Please join RI President John Germ and a host of world-class speakers at the 2017 Rotary World Peace Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan this March 31st and April 1st. I'm especially excited to hear from famed economist Jeffrey Sachs, a leader in sustainable development and a UN Advisor. The NY Times has twice named him “the most important economist in the world”.
Posted by M. Ward
I am pleased to inform you that this week we launched the refreshed pages of Rotary.org in 8 languages. The website is the first window that the public has to our organization and this latest improvement is an important step to support one of the three pillars of Rotary’s Strategic Plan: to enhance public image and awareness.
The Rotary.org refresh is focused on those pages of the website that can be accessed by the public, prior to log in by Rotary members to MyRotary.
Here is a quick summary of accomplishments:
In an effort to highlight World Polio Day, Dean Dickinson, PDG-D6250 called the newspaper in La Crosse and asked them if they would be interested in learning more about the upcoming eradication of the second disease in the history of mankind. Needless to say, that got the editor’s attention.
This is a link to the article that came from that simple phone call - a shining example of one Rotarian, making one contact, with outstanding results. La Crosse is a community of 52,000 – so we can’t be told that daily newspapers aren’t interested in this type of “news”. Click here to see and hear Dean tell about this outstanding public image experience that is an extraordinary story about Rotary and our involvement in the polio eradication efforts and, more importantly, it is the result of one person taking the initiative to share Rotary – and doing good in the world.
“Congratulations! Your video, “iFeed” was selected as the best video in the 2015 Interact Video Awards!”
With this announcement a service project created and carried out by the five Interact Clubs of the great La Crosse, Wisconsin area was recognized for it’s “creativity, teamwork, and the ability to activate an entire community in service.
Rotary Global Rewards is a new member benefit program designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians. This exciting program includes discounts on products and services such as travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much. https://www.rotary.org/en/member-center/rotary-global-rewards Rotary Global Rewards: the good you do comes back to you.