Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow
Rotary. We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our
projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so
that we can achieve more.
Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized
and strategic. I am asking every club to form an active membership
committee consisting of people of different backgrounds who will
look methodically at the leadership of the community.
Your club's membership committee will then apply Rotary's classification
system — designed to ensure that the range of professions
in your community is well represented — to identify potential
leaders with the skill, the talent, and the character that will
strengthen your club. If your club's membership committee is unsure
how to proceed, look to the club membership committee checklist
on Rotary.org for clearly defined steps to organizing
How else will we connect to grow Rotary? We will also form new types
of clubs — either independent clubs or satellite clubs —
with different meeting experiences and engaging service opportunities,
not just where there is no Rotary, but also where Rotary is already
thriving. No Rotary club in the world can possibly serve all segments
of its community.
Therefore, we must organize new clubs to engage the community leaders
who cannot connect with our existing clubs.
Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our
organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying
them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming
the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects
Mark Daniel Maloney
Trustee Chair's Message - Aug.
Gary C.K. Huang, Trustee
Rotary Club of Taipei
Trustee chair's message
I have some very good problems that I want
to discuss with you. The number of Rotary global grant requests
is exploding. Rotarians are seeing the amazing impact of
our grants, and they want to harness the power of global
grants to take on ambitious projects.
One crucial aspect of our global grants is the emphasis
on sustainability when planning a project. When we come
together to tackle a problem, we do not just drop off a
check and leave. We change lives. We bring sustainable solutions.
The growth in the number of applications for global grants
is a good problem to have; it shows Rotarians' dedication
to service. But to fund more global grants, we need to keep
The Rotary Foundation growing.
Another good problem we have is how best to support Rotarians'
desire to provide relief in the face of disasters. Through
our disaster response program, clubs can get grants from
a new fund when a disaster strikes — but only if you
fund it. We can help our fellow Rotarians rebuild quickly,
but we need you to step up.
And we are so close to ending polio forever. All of us have
done great things in our lives. But just imagine that you
make the donation that funds those final drops that rid
the world of polio forever. You will never do anything so
great and so important in your life.
There is an old bit of wisdom that says, "Wherever
you go, go with all your heart." So open your heart
and give to your Foundation. It may be the most important
thing that you ever do.
Donate today, then drop by my Facebook page and tell everyone
just how good giving made you feel. Let's connect and change
the world together.
Gary C.K. Huang
Trustee Chair 2019-20
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