21 December 2015 — The World in 2030

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IMPORTANT DATES

The calendar year finishes quietly. We look forward to the launch of a huge second half of this 2015-2016 Rotary Year.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 — 12:30pm to 2:00pm-ishA SPECIAL MEETING to enjoy discussion of the topics first presented at the Club Assembly during the Fourth Sunday Meeting in November. This will not be a regular “Rotary Club Meeting,” it is a team discussion of our existing projects and possibly future projects.  We will gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for January! Speaker TBA.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Richard; Pledge, Linda C; Four-Way Test, TBA; Rotary Minute, TBA; Mini Craft Talk: Daniele.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

We have launched our Clunkers4Charity fundraiser! If you know of anyone (yourself included) who wants or needs to donate a car for tax purposes, send them to our website…and to the Clunkers4Charity “Link” you see at the right side of this page. Funds we raise will go right into the community for our projects.

 

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

 

UN2030Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

In September of 2015, The United Nations’ member states huddled again, as they had fifteen years ago to establish the Millennium Goals (to reach by 2015), to establish a new set of goals to make the world a better place by the year 2030.

Rotary Clubs strive to make the world a a better place. To some extent, we keep an eye on Rotary International’s “Areas of Focus,” the six categories of service for which The Rotary Foundation will consider global grants.

The U.N.’s goals for 2030, complex and convoluted, yet often focused narrowly, are in effect the world’s areas of focus, by agreement among most of the governments of the world as facilitated by the U.N., to strive for improvements by 2030.

Are those goals reachable? In this very recent TED Talk, Social Progress expert Michael Green takes a look at the big picture and shows how we can get to the level of improvement established as the new long-term worldwide goal.

What can we do, as Rotarians, to make the world a better place?

 

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on its TED Talk page.

 

Here is the link to see the United Nations goals.

 

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