from The Rotary Club of Halifax North West
Welcome to the monthly newsletter from the Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest, where we share the club’s and Rotary’s news and activities with the communities we serve. August is Membership month in Rotary. This issue answers the burning question: Why be a Rotarian? The answer is: It’s all about Service Above Self!
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who want to give back to the community, and who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in their local communities and beyond.
Rotary International Quick Facts:
- The first Rotary Club was formed in 1905 in Chicago.
- 1.2 million members worldwide.
- 33,000 Clubs in ~200 countries.
- Rotary is a non-religious & non-political worldwide service organization.
- Rotarians live by the 4-Way Code: In Everything we think, say, and do, we ask ourselves:
– Is it the Truth?
– Is it FAIR to all concerned?
– Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
– Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
- The most notable international project is contributing to the global eradication of polio.
As a Rotarian, you will:
- Experience reward & satisfaction from service – locally & internationally – bring your passions and ideas to the Club.
- Learn about your community and issues around the world.
- Develop leadership & organizational skills.
- Choose from a wide range of projects to participate in – something for everyone.
- Have instant connections when you travel – you will be welcomed at meetings around the world
- Benefit from a business or social network… establish new contacts and make new friends.
- Join a team of well-intended and hard-working professionals and retirees who are all committed to making a positive change in their community.
- Join an organization where leaders such as Bill Gates and a long list of other global leaders were part of Rotary. Our global depth and significance is unmatched.
Here are a couple of our club’s most impactful projects:
We support Pathways to Progress Nicaragua, an organization whose vision is to give bright and eager children living in poverty access to top-quality education. Our club is sponsoring a child in Managua, Nicaragua through to graduation, thereby giving her the opportunity to break through the cycle of poverty and to contribute to her society.
As part of the establishment of the Long Lake Provincial Park in Spryfield, we helped fund informative brochures and interpretive panels and maps. We also sponsor and participate in an annual clean-up of the park.
Have we piqued your desire to serve? For more information, contact Roger Chiasson at rogerchiasson305@gmail. com or 782 234 9408.