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Finishing Strong and ‘Beeing’ a Gift to the World:


Jan, our little Bee

As we approach the end of the Rotary year each club is assessing its giving status.  Will it meet the giving goals set by the now club president when he or she was still the president-elect?  Is the club at 100% of its goal? Nearly there?  Over goal?

At this time of the Rotary year it is good to get reacquainted with ‘why’ we as Rotarians ‘give’ as an important component of our Rotary engagement. Each person’s reason is very personal, but at some level that reason relates to the work that Rotary International does, through it clubs, around the world.

That work is defined by Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus, and of course, each of us can name the all very easily, right?  Well if not …

  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers & Children
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Economies

Individually, as we give, each of may have one or more priorities within the Six Areas of Focus. There are some opportunities to direct our donations to certain areas depending on the level of giving and the program through which we give, but in the end we know that our donations will be well managed, well spent (some of it coming back to each District for local projects), and that the world will be the better because we give.

Learn more about the Six Areas of Focus

Thank you, Rotarians.

Shoutout to:

Cynthia Gregg  Foundation Advocate, Cynthia Gregg, for reaching out to her clubs and keeping the Advocate Chair informed.