Goals for Rotary Year 2000/2001 will be in line with President Frank J
Devlyn’s theme “Create Awareness & Take Action”.
club in our District should view the goals set by our RI President and
carry out the programs and projects with the view to earning the
Presidential Citation. Clubs
are required to meet these goals between 1st July 2000 and 1st
April 2001. The form in
duplicate signed by the President and Secretary must reach me by 15th
March 2001 to be in time for signing by RI President by 15th
growth is essential to sustain our programs and projects.
All clubs with less than 25 members are strongly encouraged to
exceed this number. Those
with more than 25 members should aim for a net increase of 5% growth.
us recognise Rotarians who bring in new members like we recognise Paul
Harris Fellows. Let us make
Rotary Clubs more accessible to people of different backgrounds as we
take pride on our diversity in Rotary.
Let us aim for quality membership, and consolidate rather than
chartering new clubs, unless there are exceptional reasons.
Relation and Media Awareness
Clubs are encouraged to ride on rapid information technology to create
public and media awareness of to promote Rotary image. In the new Millennium, we have to live with the power of
public relation; so why not take advantage of these opportunities.
encourage every Rotary Club to continue supporting the Rotary Foundation
and to participate in its humanitarian and educational programs.
Whilst we continue to support restricted donations, I would urge
all Rotarians to positively consider unrestricted donations so that our
District will benefit from a more generous SHARE system allocation of
funds in the Foundation programs.
District will continue to be actively involved in most programs such as
GSE, WCS, Youth Exchange, Rotary Friendship, Rotary Village/Community
Corp and other activities that give Rotary this unique international
flavour. For the first
time, our District is looking at having a second GSE team to a
to New Generations
District will, and urge all clubs to, continue to invest and provide
seed funds for training our youth, our major assets, to meet the
challenges of a global and knowledge based economy.
in the New Millennium
we continue with the usual community service projects within or outside
our respective communities, we have to be mindful that Rotary is going
into a new Millennium which in some respects call for new thoughts and
focus. All clubs and
Rotarians are encouraged to participate in e-mail communication and the
benefits of instant information. RI
has established task forces at World Headquarters and regionally to
support and provide instant information guidance and support to
Rotarians worldwide in their programs and projects.
We have to look at future directions for Rotary in our District
to be proactive and effective. A
strategic planning committee has been set up towards this direction.
M K CHEW
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2000 - 2001