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This month's newsletter features;
- A message from DG Nancy,
- District and Zone Literacy Award Application,
- Flint Rotary's response to the Flint water crisis, 
- Stratford club sponsors an Inuit student,
- Rotary Peace Fellows,
- Polio update,
- District News,

... and much, much, more.
 

View the full issue here.

 
 
Rotary Club of Flint President Amy Krug writes an open letter to Rotarians interested in helping the citizens of Flint during the water emergency.
 
 
Check out Rotary International's new website dedicated solely to the powerful videos of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Take a few minutes during each club meeting in November to share information about The Rotary Foundation. One effective way to do this is to play a video at your club meetings and/or at Foundation events. 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 

Rotary District 6330

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District Governor:  Nancy Ottewell

 

 
Home Page Stories
 
We head into the month of February. It is the shortest month of the year - although this year we gain another day as this is a Leap Year! February is the Month of Hearts. Many of us can remember as a child how excited we were to make Valentine hearts to give to our friends and families to show them we care. Rotarians have always been generous in their hearts by the giving of their time and their money to the causes of Rotary.
 
The month of February is special in the Rotary calendar since it is designated to one of the six Areas of Focus: Promoting Peace. This month gives each of us an opportunity to pause and to reflect on the ways we can promote Rotary’s quest for goodwill, peace, and understanding among people of the world. Are Rotarians up to this challenge of Promoting Peace? Definitely! Being part of the solution is how we as Rotarians build together. It takes only a small step on our part for it is “by small actions that we accomplish great things!”
 
We are asked to be a catalyst for change. And as RI President K.R. ‘Ravi’ Ravindran likes to say “We are in Rotary for one simple reason: to change the world”. It has been the way of Rotary to focus upon matters in which members are in agreement; rather than upon matters in which we disagree. Being open minded and forgiving is how we as Rotarians approach the problems of the world. We can and do find ways to work together and get along in our world.  
 
 
 
It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of Past District Governor Dr. Robert Coulter.  Dr. Bob was the President of the Port Huron Rotary Club in the year 1973 – 1974.  He was District Governor of Rotary District 6330 in the year 1982 – 1983.
Dr. Coulter passed away in Tennessee.  He moved to Tennessee from Port Huron just before New Year’s Day.  The family is planning a memorial service in Port Huron in June of this year.  As soon as I receive further details, I will provide them to you.
 
This is the loss of two Past District Governors, and two Past Presidents of the Port Huron Rotary Club in the last few months.   Please pass on the information.
 
Thank you,
 
Christine I. LaTour,
President,
Rotary Club of Port Huron
 

 
 
 
 
‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ is 2016-17 presidential theme

RI President-elect John F. Germ called on incoming district governors to promote Rotary’s good work as he unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, during Rotary’s annual training event for future leaders in San Diego, California, USA. Learn more about the theme and read reactions from district governors-elect.

 

 
 
(from the Rotary International Membership Minute Newsletter - December 2015)
 

The RI Membership Development team sends warm holiday greetings to every corner of the Rotary world. We wish you peace, health, and joy in 2016. 

As the calendar year draws to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on your club’s 2015 accomplishments and challenges. It’s also the perfect opportunity to start thinking about the year ahead.What is your Rotary resolution for 2016?

Your club could:

  • Host a special event for new or prospective members
  • Identify a need in your community and develop a service project to meet it
  • Recognize the accomplishments of your members during club meetings
  • Do something fun, try something new. Make time to enjoy the friendship of your fellow members.
  • Explore Rotary Global Rewards  and use the discounts to help you do more good work.
Tell us  your Rotary resolution for engaging your members in 2016. 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Membership Tools You Can Use
                   Attracting – Engaging – Retaining -  Members
 
Sometimes you do not have to climb over the fence or scale a wall. All you have to do is stand on your toes and peek over the top to get a new view of things.
While attending a conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA, for Rotary Zones 24 and 32 this past September, this thought came to my mind. “They can’t see over the fence.” Many of the district membership leaders were expressing all the challenges they have with membership growth and retention despite all their efforts.
 
Bring them in, keep them
 
Rotary, as many of us know, has had a large turnover in members during the past decade. We are losing as many as we are bringing in. This tells me attraction is not the issue but retention. We are good at bringing them in and terrible at keeping them. I agree engagement is important, but satisfaction is key. Many new members joined Rotary because of the ideals of Rotary. People do not leave Rotary. They leave clubs who did not live up to their Rotary expectations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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