2 January 2012 — Productive New Year!


Again this week, we’ll keep the discussion here on this page, at the bottom.

Please forgive my self-indulgence…and also my laziness in not working harder to create a major program for this week…but this week is a Message from the President.

Here are the Top Five Rotary Stories of 2011 as selected by the editors of the Rotary International Website.

Here are my Top Three Rotary Stories of 2011, in no particular order:

1) We formed our new E-Club, were granted provisional status by District Governor Tom Hardy, enjoyed visits from Rotarians around the world already on our website, and are building for a future of service, fellowship, leadership, integrity, and diversity–Rotary’s core values.

4 December 2011 in-person gathering!

2) We continued to run with the Dance for the Children event for PolioPlus, having a blast and raising enough money to immunize 4,000 children.

3) We enjoyed a visit from our “Eurotarian” friends, experiencing live and in person the pure fun of the International in Rotary.  Karin Janzon, from the Rotary Club of Degerfors, Sweden, and Janice and Tim Mason, Tim at the time from the Rotary Club of Swindon, UK, came to California after the RI Convention in New Orleans, just to visit their online Rotary friends.  Since then, Tim and Janice are leading the effort to create the Rotary E-Club of District 1100.  Whether we’re local or international, the best part of Rotary is doing what we do with our friends.



That was last calendar year. Here comes this calendar year.


Also, if you missed seeing the Rotary Float in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade, here’s a quick look from KTLA’s broadcast: ROSE PARADE FLOAT.


Language of the Week: Azeri

1 response to 2 January 2012 — Productive New Year!

  1. This program sets the tone for the new year. I liked reading about RI’s 5 top 2011 stories which speaks to Rotary’s involvement in new and ongoing concerns around the world. President Mel’s message, in turn, spoke to the possibilities for the stories our club can create in 2012. Thanks, Mel, for putting out ideas for the new year and for providing some perspective on what’s to come and what is possible.

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