Rotary Club of Halifax

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

SERVING HALIFAX AND THE WORLD SINCE 1913

District Governor Monthly Newsletter - October

 

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This is the monthly Newsletter for our District.

Here we are in October already, nearly a third of the year gone . Membership month was two months ago, have you invited someone to your club yet? Having a club social shortly, think about inviting a neighbor or co-worker. 

I think it is probably time for a brief up date on what is going on at the district level.

We have now visited all the clubs in PEI and NL, three clubs in Nova Scotia and at present we are in Cape Breton so, with just about half the club visits done I am still amazed at how many people Rotary reaches out and touches. A special thank you to all those clubs we have visited and for the kind reception Claudia and I have received.

Two weeks ago Paul and Stella Roy, Jim and Barbara Goit ,Tom and Shirley McCaughey, Claudia and I went to zone institute in Cherry Hill NJ. It was a tremendous event with a number of top notch speakers. Claudia and I spent the week in our trailer in the hotel parking lot and were known as white trailer trash. What a DG has to do to maintain a balanced budget.

Hopefully as reported last month the Cross Canada Tour is now under the control of a committee comprised of members from 7820 and 7080.
The administration contract and legal contract have been awarded for a three year term to Shalloway and Cox Palmer respectively. Thank you to the very qualified applications we received.

Our best wishes go out to Stella Roy who has made the decision to go on a polio immunization trip to Nigeria. Thank you Stella for your dedication. Our thoughts will be with you in November.

For those clubs or individuals who wish to make a donation to Lac-Magnetic library restoration can make it direct to the Stratford Rotary Club who are setting up a special account for this.Thank you Pam to you and your club for doing this.

Please keep in mind RLI in Truro on Oct. 19th and the success seminar in Moncton on Oct. 26 th. Information on both of these can be obtained on the District website.

Remember that October is vocational month. If you or your club are looking for a way to promote this month please consider one of the following
. Talk about your vocation in your club,and take the time to learn about fellow members vocations.

. Use your professional skills to serve your community.

. Practice your profession with integrity ,and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.

. Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.

. Guide and encourage others in their professional development.


THE OBJECT OF ROTARY

The object of rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular to encourage and foster,

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and profession.

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal,business,and community life.


FORTH. The advancement of international understanding ,goodwill,and peace.

November being Foundation month our Foundation chair Elva Heyge will provide some words of inspiration .

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Greg Coldwell
District Governor - District 7820
Engage Rotary - Change Lives
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