March: Random Acts of Kindness


Connect with someone today with a random act of kindness.

Tell someone you are thankful for them.
Pick up that Hallowe’en candy wrapper that has peeked through the snow.
Pay for the order of the person behind you in the drive-thru.
Encourage a new thought or idea at your Rotary Club.
Try something new, give yourself a goal and Celebrate your success.
Let me start with a personal thank you to you, for your dedication to Rotary, for going above and beyond and for shining a light for others to follow.  
Updates from District: Club Leadership Training
How are you doing with preparing to lead your club or get to know Rotary better?  The Club Leadership Training sessions held two Saturday mornings and two Wednesday evenings providing you with flexibility were very well attended.  However, you may have not been able to attend – not to worry there are resources on the My Rotary Learning Center for you to brush up.  Open an account.  Go to ‘” open an account, then go to the Learning Centre and choose a course you are interested in.  It is a massive library of online resources, right from preparing a speech to fundraising tips and tricks.
The highlight of the year is Our District Conference on May 1st
I am extending a very personal invitation to you, our members to come and join us at our District Conference.  This is the one event that draws us together for fun, fellowship and connection with each other.  This year our Earlyacters, Interacters and Rotaracters will be alongside us on our journey of Navigating a New World.
If there is one thing that you do this year outside of your club meeting the District Conference is it.  It is free for our Earlyacters, Interacters, Rotararcters and Friends of Rotary.  For Rotarians, the cost is $20.00.  Registration is open.  Go to our District Website, or google, “Rotary District 5360 Conference”, and register today!
Come together with the family of Rotary across our District, learn from our Interactive Speaker engagements, grow your ideas as we journey together to make a lasting impact locally and globally through the power of Rotary.
Here is a challenge: REMAKE ROTARY TODAY for TOMORROW!
Paul Harris wisely said, “This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again”. 
How are you REMAKING your ROTARY experience?  Now is the time to think about what you want to not continue when we get back to meeting in person, and What do you want to try brand new?  Close your EYES and picture your perfect Rotary club – what does it look like?  What do you want to change to make it look like your mind’s eye?  Is your club relevant, and responsive to our current environment?  What are you ready to put away, and what new things are going to be a part of your refreshed club? 
I can’t wait to hear your plans!  It starts with a conversation in a safe and comfortable place, where diversity of thought is supported and encouraged!
Rotary International PODCAST featuring our DISTRICT for the Rotary world!!
A Final message in a local District 5360 Podcast produced by Rotary International with
special thanks to Linda Morris for agreeing to this opportunity😊
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Mary Turner, DG
Russell Hampton
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