We are now rolling forward in this new year but are any of the thoughts that we had in December and January about doing things differently in 2023 just a distant memory or are they now becoming new habits? My ‘resolution’ is to tell more people about the great work of The Rotary Foundation and why being a member gives such value to my own life.
In this edition of the Rotary magazine you will find many inspirational stories that will add to your own experience.
For me, The Rotary Foundation is most definitely my charity of choice and in giving I know that my personal contribution is making a sustainable difference to the wellbeing of others.
No one is judging the size of my contribution; be it small or large I know it is making a difference.
Knowing this, in turn, makes me feel good which is maybe a selfish response, however I know I can’t affect the lives of so many by myself, but The Rotary Foundation leverages my gift as Rotarians around the world deliver projects in all areas of focus, impacting countless lives and this makes me feel great!
In 2023 could we all commit to telling the positive story of Rotary and its Foundation’s impact?”
Locally, my own Rotary club contributes to The Rotary Foundation and in return we feel able to request Foundation grants to support our work across the Redditch community.
There is excellent governance supporting our grant applications and we know that to use Rotary funding we are held accountable.
Personally, this is another reason I choose to contribute as I know that whenever and wherever a grant from The Rotary Foundation is applied, Rotary members, just like me, are held to account.
This positions our charity in the top slot on the global stage and I am very proud to be able to tell this story.
Often members talk about sharing their experience of being in Rotary, being a part of something bigger than themselves, and the impact this has on them.
In 2023 could we all commit to telling the positive story of Rotary and its Foundation’s impact?
I will certainly be keeping my own commitment and look forward to hearing your stories too.