In case you were unaware, the applications for RYLA are extended toOctober 20th. Please continue to spread the word to your Interact Clubs, friends, children and grandchildren. We are accepting students in 9th to 11th grades; they then are eligible to return as Junior Counselors for several years OR to possibly become one of the 2 Senior Counselors. If you need further information, please contact RYLA Chair Nadine Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org. What a change in their lives upon their 4-day experience!
World Polio Day is October 24th. Let’s all have fabulous activities to highlight the awareness of the ongoing struggles to eliminate this dreaded disease from humanity! If you are a Facebook user, there is a plethora of ideas for fundraising and ways to highlight the need to continue our efforts in eradication. Post your events online; when possible, they will also be available on the Rotary District 6930 Facebook page.
For some members, there is much ado regarding mandatory attendance at the weekly meetings. Not so, any longer. The new emphasis is on flexibility and inclusion: Members must attend 2 events per month with a combination of meetings, service projects, socials, Rotary Means Business fellowships, ZOOM meetings, webinars, learning modules in MyRotary, attend RLI, etc. And, we encourage family events and participation and HAVING FUN! Remember that it has been said that the biggest killer of Rotary has been the weekly meetings! Change it up! Energize Rotary!
RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) is fast approaching on October 19th. You can now register via our DACdb Calendar. RLI is where you can enhance your knowledge of our organization but, even equally significant is that you meet so many new friends! And networking is the flavor of the day! Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the day concludes with the awarding of certificates to each class. The cost is $100, which is usually paid by the clubs. (Please check with your club as to its policy on reimbursement; each club is independent as to this policy.)
Hope to see you soon at your club or RLI!
Donna Gaiser, District Governor