District Governor's Message

District Governor's Message (3)

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

September is BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH. Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. All global grant activities are required to align with the goals of an area of focus. For basic education and literacy, the goals are:

  1. Involve the community to support programs that strengthen their capacity to provide basic education and literacy to everyone
  2. Increase adult literacy
  3. Work to reduce gender disparity in education
  4. Support basic education and literacy studies for career-minded professionals.

There are enormous spectrums of projects this month. Your club projects can be Technological projects to help schools improve their infrastructure. Also, School and community libraries are often a much-needed resource in promoting and increasing literacy.

Language training is a popular project type aimed at helping communities with large immigrant populations or countries that receive a large number of refugees.

The Rotary Foundation believes in teacher training. According to UNESCO, less than 75 percent of teachers are trained to national standards in one-third of countries with data on primary education. A skilled teacher can transform almost any environment into a fun, accessible place to learn.

Early childhood education centers often refer to day care centers, preschools, and kindergartens for children from birth to age 8. An eligible early childhood education project in basic education and literacy should include centers with a curriculum that focuses on developmental and educational outcomes.

Students with special needs can’t always be integrated into traditional classrooms, and the alternative methods used to work with these children often fall outside of activities that are typically eligible for global grants. Education professionals have many different degrees and a wide range of experience.

Dear fellow Rotarian’s,

I am so glad to address you again through my monthly newsletter to ensure that you are updated with Rotary & our district news.

During the first week of July, Inas my lovely wife & I had the pleasure of kicking of this promising Rotary year by early visits to clubs in beautiful Georgia & Armenia, in which every club we visited made a special impact in their communities. Some clubs needs some attention, other clubs are excelling and made us proud with their projects that are helping the communities, fellows who are so committed and eager to learn and achieve.

The rest of the month was dedicated for clubs in Amman-Jordan; the twelve clubs’s that we have here surprised me with a very high standard of planning & set Goals that I will be looking forward to celebrate by the end of the year. I will still need to visit clubs that are in need of my attention.
As you are aware, our great organization President is focusing on membership and its development; August is the Membership Month, so when would be better than this month to make sure that:

  • A membership committee is formed and active
  • A club trainer is assigned at every club
  • Plan to Do a membership assessment
  • Celebrate & recognize active members
  • Mentor & train our club members
  • Recruit new members, especially females , young members & our Rotaractors

To be able to connect the world we need to grow rotary, which means new members & new clubs, engage club leaders to create more leaders and make sure that we implement projects that have a great impact.

Fellow Rotarians

It's an honor to serve our district and lead it to a new dimension applying so much new ideas and delegating to great professional leaders to make even better leadaers.

The theme this year is "Rotary Connects the World". By doing that, a new dynamic District Roaster has been distributed already to all clubs so you can connect your club with the district team and/or any country team.

District awards has been already transmitted to your club, and following the criteria of each award is simply doing Rotary over and above what you are planning to do. Rotary International Presidential Citation and District Governor's Citation has already been distributed to your clubs.

The District website will be friendlier, improved and will be updated more often to bring you up-to-date information and knowledge.

The newsletter starting from next month will carry a letter from different chairs in the district, to bring you more knowledge of the Rotary Theme Months and insights of how you can make a different.

"Vibrant Club Workshop" is a country seminar for Membership, the Rotary Foundation and Rotary Public Image. This will be conducted in all countries to bring the knowledge to you instead of exhausting you with travel expenses for District Events.

Our year together has just started! Look ahead of you, be optimistic and cherish the moment that you are with your fellow Rotarians. The more you have fellowship, the more you will have new members. Give way to your members to know more about Rotary. The more your members know about Rotary, the more your club and your society will benefit.

The newsletter will contain so much data that it will surprise you! A section is designated for your Global Grants project to promote it over 530 districts. Another section, will promote your club anniversaries as well as District, Zone and International events.

Promote giving to annual fund; it will come back to you! Your community will benefit from your support to the Rotary Foundation.

All new members, must have mentors, and must attend an orientation seminar. Don't make your members get bored during the meetings. Think outisde the box to make your meetings interesting and amusing.

Let's now, start working and making sure that we all do Rotary and serve.

Remember always, Rotary's Moto is Service Above Self.

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