My fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a
basis of worthy enterprise, expressed as these four principles:
First: The development of
acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
Second: High ethical standards in
business and professions, recognition of the worthiness of all useful
occupations, and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his/her occupation
as an opportunity to serve society.
Third: The application of the ideal
of service by every Rotarian to his/her personal, business and community
Fourth: The advancement of
international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world
fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of
As we had our third board meeting on Monday the 6th of September, it would
be good to focus on a few projects we have undertaken within the last couple
Our Rotary Club of Strathfield, through our
Community Service (click) Director Rick Vosila, is committed
to assisting the Parish Pantry in
any way we can. Now we have an associated project. There is a very
direct need for a cool room to store
perishable items to be supplied to the needy in this area. Rick and PP
Arie Pappas are in the process of finding the right contractors to build
the Cool Room.
Vocational Service (click) Director Alexey is developing a
Technical and life-skills Training Program
in order to prepare indigenous communities for the workforce. In order
to take this program to the District level after piloting it from the
Rotary Club of Strathfield, we approached our District Governor Jeremy
Wright for assistance. We are glad to note that the DG Jeremy is looking
at our request very favourable.
Director (click) Ying Ho has been
busy strengthening our existing Interact and
Rotaract clubs with the assistance of our club’s coordinators
Roger Vince and PP Rod McDougall.
Under the leadership of our
International Service (click) Director PP Roy Ellis, we have
already submitted our first Global Grant
Project with our sister club, the Rotary Club of Colombo
South to rehabilitate and equip a rural base hospital in northern Sri
PP Arie Pappas
Club Service Director (click) and our Program Chair Gulian
Vaccari are doing a tremendous job with some remarkable
guest speakers with an average
attendance of nearly 30 Rotarians weekly at each meeting in the recent
past. With a focus on Membership
month we are also having many guests attending our meetings. We also
have our social media campaign
I have expanded upon these projects in our
The power of Rotary comes from club membership. Rotarians contribute time
and expertise to make a difference- helping those who need it and
encouraging youth to reach their potential.
"Only a life lived in the
service of others is worth living."
Yours in Rotary,