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Service Without Borders

 
Recent Online Meeting Programs

First and Foremost, I wish to thank the members of the Rotary eClub of Southwest USA for their support of the Float promoting Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation in the annual Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade.  This is the fourth consecutive year the Float has received your support!

2017 Rotary Rose Parade Float

As hopefully most of you watched the Rose Parade last year, you are aware that our Float won the Princess Trophy for the most beautiful float under 35 feet.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into changed lives that are close to home and around the world.  For more than 100 years, your Foundation has spent 3 billion USD on service projects.  The PolioPlus and Annual Fund-SHARE contributions go to solve problems with solutions proposed by fellow Rotarians from more than 35,000 Rotary Clubs.  Mary Beth Growney Selene states, “Once I was introduced to The Rotary Foundation, I felt good.  I wasn’t until I really understood our Rotary Foundation and its many nuances that I became committed to our Rotary Foundation.”

Our meeting this week will be the first online of the Rotary year and will be a joint meeting with our sister eClub in the District, the Rotary E-Club of Arizona.  District Governor Nancy Van Pelt will be sharing her thoughts for Rotary District 5495.

DG Nancy believes that the magic of Rotary is our capacity to bring together individuals with common interests and shared values, offering them a way to pool their talents and resources to benefit a greater good.  She places great value on capacity-building and leadership development.  Her visit is your opportunity to see Nancy’s commitment to using her vocational skills to support Rotary International and the Clubs in Rotary District 5495.

As many of us are aware, ReCSWUSA has had a large turnover in members since we were first chartered in April 2004.  While we do a good job introducing our new members to the Club, we do a poor job introducing our current members to each other.  Throughout this Rotary year, President Don Griffing has talked about member engagement.  It is difficult to engage with someone who you do not know.  This fireside chat program is an attempt to change that.