Sixty million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution, and 90 percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships, and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, members train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Members also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
From our District Governor Cyndi Doragh’s Report
February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month! What does that mean to you? To me, it is a reminder of how lucky I am to be an American and so proud to represent Rotary. We have chosen to make a positive difference in a world filled with strife. Rotarians continue to battle polio around the world, and provide clean water and sanitation, education and literacy, food, clothing, medicine, heart transplants, wheel chairs and more...why do we keep doing “good” in the world? Why do we care? We each have our own reason, but I believe it is our desire to establish a Peaceful world and share our blessings with others. After all, Service Above Self is truly Conflict Resolution! If we focus on doing good, there isn’t time for anything negative.
Happy Birthday to: Kim Quigley – February 8th
Nils Weibull – February 19th
A Message from our President of Rotary International, K.R. Ravindran
“We in Rotary aspire to great deeds. We admire those who gave great gifts to humanity: Abraham Lincoln, who gave the gift of human dignity to the downtrodden; Mother Teresa, who gave the gift of compassion to the forgotten; Mahatma Gandhi, who gave the gift of peaceful change to the oppressed. Their very lives became gifts to the world.
What we give through Rotary becomes a gift to us. And we all have a choice: whether to keep our gifts to ourselves or give them to others, andBe a Gift to the World.”
VIVA LAS VEGAS NIGHT AT HERON CREEK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. February 20th at 5:30 PM
Saturday February 20th – 7:00AM-to 3:00 PM – Rotary Leadership Institute at the Charlotte Cultural Center – Parts 1, 2 and 3, Grad Course.
March 8th – 5:30 pm Olde World Restaurant - Business After Hours sponsored by our Club to welcome businesses in the North Port Chamber of Commerce and have a chance to let professionals in our City know what we do as Rotarians.
APRIL – working on JOSH THE OTTER Water Safety Project…in collaboration with North Port EMS, Police and YMCA.
May 12-16th District Conference “Fellowship of the Wheel” Sanibel Harbor Mariott – 17260 Harbour Point Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908 – See District Calendar for more information (dress codes for dinners, etc.)
MAY 28th to June 1st: Rotary International Seoul Convention…for more information visit Rotary.Org