Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones unveiled the Rotary Theme for 2022-23, the Rotary Year that begins on July 1, 2022.
The announcement of the theme in January is not meant to supercede the current "Serve to Change Lives" theme for 2021-22 but instead to celebrate and introduce the theme that will officially go into effect on July 1.
The theme "Imagine Rotary" is inspired by Rotary's initiative to rid the world of polio (the purple) and it's newest Area of Focus - environment (the green).
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
Jones told the incoming governors about a chance she took when a member asked for assistance in getting a young peace activist out of Afghanistan during the U.S. troop withdrawal last year. At first unsure how she could help, she relied on “that certain Rotary magic” and contacted a former Rotary Peace Fellow she had met a few years earlier. Less than 24 hours later, the activist was on an evacuation list, and soon she was on her way to Europe.
To better engage members, Rotary needs to “adapt and retool,” Jones said, using her hometown as an example. Windsor was once the automotive hub of Canada. But after plant closings left thousands without work, the city needed to retool, in the same way an auto plant would, preparing for new parts or a new model. Now, Jones said, Windsor is a leader in agribusiness and medical and aerospace technology.
For Rotary, “finding the right ‘part’ to engage each member should be our core function,” Jones said. “It comes down to the comfort and care of our members.”
Our January "Pick Your Own Cause" service project is an exciting opportunity for you to do whatever you'd like to do!
Whatever you choose to do, please be sure to document your chosen project with a photo and the number of hours you volunteered by sending me a quick email note or text so we can share as a group and on social media. And, there's an added BONUS if you get a non-Rotarian buddy to tag along with you on your project, and you share that on your own social media, tagging them. Please let Tina know what you and your non-Rotarian friend did so she can enter you into a raffle that will be held at one of our February club meetings!
Need some suggestions? You could do something as simple as the below:
Or do something that takes a little more creativity or sweat equity:
OR come up with your own idea! There are loads of non-profits in the community that need volunteer help.
Two new members were inducted at our club meeting on January 6. The memberships of Louise Hoover and Charla Burke have both been approved by the board of directors, and it's time to celebrate the addition of two new members.
Charla has visited our club three times at Round Table, and is very interested in our service culture and seems to enjoy the club meetings too. She chose our club due to our proven track record of making a difference in the community. By day, she is a project manager for Bonneville Power Administration and she holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics. Her interests include biking, soccer, book club and hiking.
Louise, too, has visited us several times, and her transfer from the club in Hoquiam has been approved by the board of directors. She is a retired Clark College administrator and faculty member. Louise ran the math department for about 10 years, and was division chair for math and computer science for three or four. Widowed in 2010, Louise has three children and six grandchildren from her first marriage and two stepchildren and two grandchildren from second. Her hobbies include acting, singing and she was her church cantor in Grayland, clothing design and construction, and reading (mostly mysteries).
Club members were impressed by the stories shared in the Three Creeks Rotary Story Slam contest.
Five members submitted videos to the Rotary Story Slam, and voters who watched the videos chose a three-way tie for first place.
The top three vote-getters are Kinsey Dhoot, Susanne Holmberg and Kristi Straight. All three videos were forwarded to District as our club's winners.
District 5100 also asked assistant governors to submit all videos produced by clubs for the Rotary Story Slam, so we've sent in all five of ours.
This year's Rotary Club of Three Creeks elections are complete, and the board of directors for the 2022-23 Rotary year is now verified.
Beginning on July 1, 2022, the following members will fill club leadership positions:
The membership voted unanimously to approve the slate of proposed officers and directors that was presented by President Elect Andi, and read/published in November and December. The election was completed on December 29 via electronic ballot.
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