Be A Gift To The World:
Rotarians are familiar with the Rotary International theme for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. Often one Rotarian says to another Rotarian ‘You are a gift to the world.’ What a huge compliment coming from one Rotarian to another.
District 7600 is taking personal license with our theme because we have a resident Rotarian bee who has appeared in many promotions for our District Rotary Foundation Committee. Our beautiful bee is Jan Rowley, a member of the Prince George County Rotary and a Foundation Advocate. She will be reminding all to ‘Finish Strong … Get Ready’ in the next few months. Clubs meeting their Foundation giving goals, engaging members in The Rotary Foundation, and preparing club Foundation giving goals for the 2016-2017 year will mean that each District 7600 Rotarian will be ‘Bee’ A Gift To The World.
A ‘Bee A Gift’ suggestion is to access the Club Recognition Summary Report in My Rotary (all Club Foundation Chairs, Foundation Advocates, and Area Governors can do this) and determine how many club recognition points the club and each member of the club have. These recognition points can be used to help members progress towards or achieve Paul Harris Status. Rewarding regular givers or encouraging less regular givers in the club would increase a sense of engagement and investment in The Rotary Foundation. There is plenty of time before the end of the Rotary Year to design and implement a reward/incentive program to use those points.