Summerville Evening Rotary Club presents a five thousand dollar contribution check to Doors To Freedom. Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. It’s vision is to lovingly support each individual as she overcomes her traumatic past and receives total restoration: body, soul, and spirit. We are committed to providing a place, free of charge, for these girls to call home. Through guided personal growth, life skills training, vocational training and academic education she will find new life, restored hope, and a beautiful future. More information can be found on their website.
We have completed an amazing World Polio Day/Week Campaign. The results have far exceeded our wildest dreams and YOU are responsible. Please click on the link below or the attachment to view these results.
Thank YOU for your generosity and commitment to Eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. YOU are a special part of our “Countdown to History”,
Greetings from the Zone 33-34 Southland Young Professionals Consulting Team!
Rotary International reached out to our zones in June 2016 looking for Rotarians under the age of 45 to start a dialogue and better understand how to attract and engage young professional Rotarians and Rotaractors. We had the opportunity to meet other Rotarians and Rotaractors in Atlanta for a jam-packed weekend. Even though we are from different areas of the country we found we all have the same issues of getting the younger members of our communities to embrace Rotary.
The Zone 33-34 Young Professionals Consulting Team is a small energetic segment of the group who met in Atlanta. Our mission is to serve clubs and districts who desire to recruit, retain, and engage service-minded leaders of all ages through a unique perspective as young Rotarians and Rotaractors.
We have set up a website (http://www.rotaryypteam.us/) for others to communicate with our team and in-vite Rotarians to ask any of our members questions related to gaining the interest of young professionals in their communities. The website also gives individuals information related to what impact our age group has in the world. In addition, we have a Facebook page that is seeing quite a bit of interest, but we can always use more. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/rotaryypteam/ to see all that’s going on and get your questions answered. We have team members ready and waiting to assist. Therefore, just reach out to our team as we are ready to help you any way we can to grow the under 45 population of Rotarians around the world.
— Meredith-Leigh Craig, YP member, Rotarian District 7730, Rotary Club of Kinston Evening, Kinston, NC USA
Do you know about Polio? Take 45 minutes of your life and learn about it. This video was produced on World Polio Day, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and it give you the most up to date information on the efforts to eliminate this dreaded disease.
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Greetings again on behalf of the District Membership Team! As the holidays approach and the end of the first half of the Rotary year approaches with them, it is appropriate that we take a look at where we are in terms of Membership growth. Through the end of October we have shown an almost 1% gain in Membership so far since July 1st. Congratulations! Membership growth is not easily accomplished. It takes dedication and commitment from every member. And, it takes courage (as Dabo says, and with apologies to you Gamecocks, Bring Your Own Guts) by the club leadership to keep this challenge in front of the club and to lead the change required to bring focus to this vital area of Rotary’s future.
As you may have heard, Membership growth is Rotary’s #1 Internal Priority. As such it deserves the very best we can do to spread the influence of Rotary. I’ve said before that if we could spread the influence of Rotary to all mankind, the world would finally know peace. The only way we can spread that influence is one new member at a time. The goal of the District 7770 Membership Event Grant is to aid your club in addressing this #1 Internal Priority. I am attaching to this email a copy of the grant application. Look it over. It’s very simple. And, if you will run, with commitment and courage, the strategies it is intended to support, you will absolutely grow your club! How much more good can you do in your community with increased membership? How many more new ideas can you get from people you may not even know yet? How much more fun can you have at your social events? What kind of leaders might you find? And, lastly, how much more good can Rotary do in the world as new members become engaged by going or giving?
Yes, we have a 1% gain right now. But, we cannot rest! We need to make a concerted effort to push through to the end of this Rotary year if we are going to see the kind of success I know you can all achieve. I can’t grow membership in your club. Your Assistant Governor can’t grow membership in your club. Your regional Membership Advocate can’t grow membership in your club. Only you and your club members, with your leadership, can expand the influence of Rotary. The rest of us will surely help where we can and if you invite us in to do so. Remember these 10 powerful words – “If it is to be, it is up to me!” If your club will be lead to membership growth this year, it is up to you. Get your grant and let’s get going!!
Yours In Rotary Service,
District Governor Nominee
District Membership Chair
District 7770 offered a challenge to all clubs that they would match up to $25k for funds raised during the week of Oct 22-18, 2017. The results of the World Polio Day/Week Results Impact on Eradicating Polio:
Club $’s Raised $58,201.21 (49 Clubs)
$116,402.42 (Gates Match)
District Designated Funds match of $25,000 (DDF)
The World Fund match of $12,500 ($.50 World Fund) equaled $37,500.
$75,000 (The Gates Foundation Match) equaled $112,500 for a grand total $287,103.63
FOR ONE WEEEKS CONTRIBUTIONS!! $287,103.63
Thank You To All Our Clubs and Rotarians in District 7770 For Your Amazing Generosity!!!
DG Gary Bradham
DRFC Sandee Brooks
EPNC Bernie Riedel