Vocational Service Month

Happy New Year, Rotarians! May the year 2019 be the beginning of the best of our years!


January is the Vocational Service Month and so the focus is on how to make our Rotary lives intersect with our professional lives. As Paul Harris was quoted to have said in his autobiography, "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and his trade or profession."


Each of us, as Rotarians, have two obligations:

·         To appropriately represent Rotary to those we deal with in our vocations and activities

·         To represent and share our vocation to our fellow Rotarians


The two obligations connect to the Object of Rotary, which is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:


·         FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

·         SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

·         THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

·         FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


So as Rotarians, let us put always remember that as we interact between ourselves and as we transact business in our varied vocations.

I am always impressed at how you all rally round when called to help. In December we had 34 people registered for the international convention and I shared with you the goal of 35 people attending that I set with Rotary International. Many of you heeded the call and within a matter of days, I was getting notices and emails that some of you had registered. I’m proud to announce that as of Dec 26th, Rotary has on record 47 people from District 6270 registered to attend the International convention in Hamburg, Germany.
Also, in line with the responding to calls for help, several of you amazing people have stepped up to serve at the district level in response to my calls as well. As I have said before, the success of our District is based on our collective effort which I see every day, so thank you all!
The club membership challenge ended on December 31st, so we will be collating and providing the figures for the top 5 clubs in per capita growth from July 1st to December 1st. As was promised, a debit Visa/Master card with a face value of $500 will be awarded to each of the 5 clubs for use at the International Convention.
The Paul Harris awards for the top ten individual member sponsors will end on April 30th and the winners will be presented with their awards during the DualCon 2019 conference in Wisconsin Dells.
Talking about DualCon 2019, registration is live. Visit http://www.dualcon2019.com/ for information and to get your tickets. The coupon code for early bird registration is DUALCON2019 and it expires on 02/28/2019. You asked for a simple and reasonable registration rate and it has been delivered.
Thank you all and have a great month and greater year!