District 7390 News and Events
Dear Rotarians,
 
Happy New Year to all Rotarians in District 7390. It is traditional as we start the New Year to make resolutions, amending our shortfalls in the past year with a firm resolve to do better in the year ahead. I am as guilty as anyone who starts the New Year with great hopes and aspirations, only to see them wane and fall back into mediocre performance that is all too human. But resolutions are a starting point, and a quick assessment of the last six months may in fact encourage us to lead off this month with enthusiasm and energy. Most of our clubs relaxed for at least two weeks and held no meetings during the holidays. We turned our attention to family and friends and maybe even a little travel. At the same time, we also sense a missing part - the part that has become our Family of Rotary. Discover if that is true at your first meeting of 2017, share your stories since your last December meeting, and rekindle the pleasure of acquaintance with your fellow Rotarians.
 
January is Vocational Service month. Share your business expectations for 2017, how you plan to expand it, and how you aspire to increase business development in your field of endeavor. Possibly discover how you might use your business skills and assets to inject them into service projects in your community and the world. We all have something to contribute and we can incorporate that into our New Year’s resolutions. There are many ways to measure profit. In 1911, the first Rotary motto was established at the National Association of Rotary Clubs of America, in Portland, Oregon and later modified to read “One Profits Most Who Serves Best.” This precursor to our current motto “Service Above Self” may be just the way to begin 2017.
 
Happy New Year,
 
Kevin Cogan
2016-17 District 7390 Governor
 
 
The Four-Way Test (of the things we think, say or do):
  1. Is it TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and , in particular, to encourage and foster: 
  • First - the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • Second - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 
  • Third - The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
  • Fourth - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 
 
January 2017
S M T W T F S
01
03
04
05
06
07
09
10
11
13
14
18
22
23
24
25
27
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
 
Upcoming Events