Rotary Awareness Month

Have you ever been excited to see the Rotary symbol on someone’s car. I have a GoodBye Polio sticker on my trashcan and advertise every Monday in my Neighborhood. What can you do to increase goodwill towards Rotary?

You have to agree with me that Rotary is one of the best secrets in the world. But I will tell you that the hundreds of people I have met by simply wearing a lapel pin has been amazing. You can travel the world with Rotary and ask a former exchange student for the secrets of their journey.

When the editors at Reader’s Digest made a list of the “50 Surprising Reasons We Love America” for their July 2013 cover story, they placed Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi at No. 50, Bill Gates at No. 25, and at No. 11, sandwiched between sliced bread and tumbleweeds, was Little Free Library, a homespun-tribute-turned-international-phenomenon started by Rotary member Todd Bol.

People in 55 countries have installed more than 16,000 Lilliputian lending libraries, run on the premise of “take a book, return a book,” since Bol built his first in 2009 in memory of his mother, a teacher who loved to read. Called an “international movement” by the New York Times and a “global sensation” by the Huffington Post, the libraries have garnered coverage from media outlets including Japanese public television and French and Italian fashion magazines.

We need to continue to innovate ideas that make Rotary famous. Polio is on the brink of extinction, many communities have clean water, and our own E-Club is focusing on an international project to bring the cultural expression of music to underprivileged children in Mexico.

In the small town of Guaymas, Sonora Mexico, we seek to raise funds in conjunction with the Hermosillo Pitic Rotary Club and the University of Sonora. If you have a passion for music and helping others, consider joining this effort to create something amazing.

Here is a Powerpoint slide show of the project. PP Conservatorio de Guaymas (5)

 

Author: Aaron Fritz

Joined Rotary in 1999. Past President of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club, Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines, Past President of the Rotary eClub of Arizona, and current Assistant Governor for District 5490. Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. 2nd Generation Rotarian.

2 thoughts on “Rotary Awareness Month”

  1. Its amazing the work you are doing in Guaymas along with the Pitic Rotary Club and the University of Sonora. The construction looks amazing and the blueprints let us know that is going to be such a lovely and big place to enjoy cultural expressions of music. Great job!!!

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  2. First, the Rotary “good bye polio” sticker on the trash can is very creative ! I can imagine some good
    conversations started over it. Awareness is the first step toward involvement.

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