Rotary has lived for more than 100 years and Rotarians across the globe work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. From eradicating polio & illiteracy Rotarians focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, supporting education. Through their deeds Rotarians have made positive impact in the community they live. I feel proud to be a Rotarian.
As Rotary grew, members pooled their resources and used their talents to serve their communities. The organization’s dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
According our beloved RI President Rtn KR Ravindran we focus our attention on our own achievements and our own gain; we devote endless energy to the accumulation of material things. Yet at the end of our lives, no one will remember us for the cars we drove, the clothes we wore, the titles we carried, or the offices we sat in. We will not be admired for the efforts we poured into making our own lives richer or our own status higher. In the end, our worth will be measured not by how much we acquired, but by how much we gave away.
Rotary provides fellowship, friendship & service. I have been a Rotarian for the past 15 yrs. During this period I served under various avenues of service besides enjoying fellowship & made numerous friends. During my professional career, in the midst of crises, I have experienced Rotary to be a great stress reliever.
In Rotary irrespective of what position you are in your profession, all the Rotarians are respected equally. Power of Rotary need to be experienced. Once you are a Rotarian, you go to any part of the world you get instant bondage of friendship with any Rotarian whom you meet.
I am fortunate to have young, dynamic & energetic members in my team. We have drawn detailed plans and activities for the year 2015-16 & I am sure, our team will steer through these activities successfully to make a difference in the society and give meaning to our beloved RI President Rtn KR Ravindran’s this year theme viz., Be a Gift to the World.