World's Biggest Commercial Erika Reed 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Oct 01, 2012

You Did It!

District 7530 has reached Membership goal of 1200.  In fact, the District regular membership count may reach 1215-1220.  Also we are waiting final approval from Rotary International for authorization of an e-club with 39+ members.  So our final membership count will be Over 1250 This is the success story of a tiny little Rotary district who "chugged and chugged” and made it to the top of the mountain with a train load of new members.  We can live on top of the mountain for this is West Virginia! 

But we know when we reach the top of the mountain it is downhill on the other side.  Members leave the train or move on from Rotary for various reasons.  This is a fact of life.  However, we will not let our membership train go downhill without picking up new passengers.   It is best when our Rotary train is crowded and new membership cars have to be added.

Rotarians in D7530 will continue to do humanitarian projects in our communities and around the world.  We will "Let Our Rotary Light Shine” and then good people will be standing in line to get on our Rotary train.  So, you made it!  The challenge now is Membership Retention and Growth.  The goal is to increase membership continually.  If you lose a member for any reason, find another dedicated person to take a ride on the Rotary train.

Every club must have a positive increase in membership every year.  You must maintain and grow your membership on a regular basis.  You can celebrate now!  You deserve it!  Just remember, there is another game soon and passengers will be disembarking or embarking the membership train.

"Reach within to Embrace Humanity” and sing:

"R-O-T-A-R-Y,
that spells Rotary.
R-O-T-A-R-Y,
is one big family.
From north to south,
and east to west,
He profits most who serves the best,
R-O-T-A-R-Y,
that spells Rotary."

Sing For Joy!  I am!
Ed Powell

 

District Meets Membersip Goal Erika Reed 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Jul 25, 2012
In response to our District's imminent merging with another due to our lack of members, West Virginia Rotarians stepped up their game and added more members and an electronic club.  Now, you too, can take advantage of make-up meetings or join the e-club to serve as a Rotarian in a more timely schedule that fits your busy life.  Visit Mountain State Rotary E-Club for more information.
New West Virginia Rotary E-Club Erika Reed 2012-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Rotary Commercial - The Best 60 Seconds of Your Life Erika Reed 2012-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Minute Erika Reed 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Prime Minister Noda meets with incoming Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka Erika Reed 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on May 14, 2012
From rotary.org  The 2012 Rotary International Convention that just wrapped up at Bangkok's IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center could not have been held at a more aptly named venue.  That's because the humanitarian organization's largest and most important annual meeting is all about impact, from the global impact of Rotary's leadership in polio eradication – the event's highest profile topic -- to the estimated economic impact of $100 million (3 billion baht) that flowed into the host city as more than 35,000 Rotary members from over 160 countries gathered May 6-9 for the convention and related events.  And scores of international Rotary volunteers also were determined to leave a personal impact on the host city and environs, joining their Thai counterparts to help build a children's playground -- dedicated during the convention -- and restoring a school damaged by the recent flooding. After the convention, teams of Rotary health professionals traveled to Lopburi and Nakhonphanom provinces to provide free medical care to more than 2,000 people.
2012 Rotary International Convention Erika Reed 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on May 14, 2012

For the past three years, Rotary clubs have illuminated landmarks and iconic structures around the world with the humanitarian group's dramatic pledge to End Polio Now. This year's round of light displays takes on added significance due to the progress Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have made in India. In January, India -- until recently an epicenter of the crippling childhood disease -- reached a historic milestone by marking a full year without recording a single new case.  From RI YouTube Channel.
Rotary Lights Up the World Erika Reed 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Mar 12, 2012

Excerpt from rotary.org:  Rotarians have significant reasons to celebrate Rotary’s 107th anniversary on 23 February.  Major gains have been made in the fight to eradicate polio, Rotary’s top priority. In January, India reached a historic milestone by marking a full year without recording a new case of polio. The country has been an epicenter of the crippling childhood disease.  Worldwide, fewer than 650 polio cases were confirmed for 2011, less than half the 1,352 infections reported in 2010. Overall, the annual number of polio cases has plummeted by more than 99 percent since the initiative was launched in 1988, when polio infected about 350,000 children a year. More than 2 billion children have been immunized in 122 countries, preventing 5 million cases of paralysis and 250,000 deaths.  Also in January, Rotary leaders announced that Rotary clubs raised more than US$200 million in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In recognition of Rotary’s commitment, the Gates Foundation contributed an additional $50 million. All of the resulting $605 million will be spent in support of immunization activities in polio-affected countries.  “We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.”

Rotary Celebrates 107 Years Erika Reed 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
India's First Polio Free Year Erika Reed 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Feb 13, 2012

SAN DIEGO, California (Jan. 17, 2012) — Despite a stagnant global economy, Rotary clubs around the world have succeeded in raising more than US$200 million in new funding for polio eradication.

The fundraising milestone, announced today at Rotary's annual International Assembly in San Diego, was reached in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where this vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

"We'll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn't mean that we'll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication," Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told the annual conference of Rotary leaders. "We can't stop until our entire world is certified as polio free."

Rotary Clubs Worldwide meet $200 Million Fundraising Challenge For Polio Eradication Erika Reed 2012-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary, the Original Social Network Erika Reed 2012-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Dec 22, 2011
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South Fairmont Rotary, in support of the United Way of Marion County, has reached record numbers of car visits through the mile long display of holiday lights through Morris Park.  While only a few light displays were sold this year, generous donations from around the community and at the ticket booth have helped to fuel the higher than expected contributions to United Way from the club for 2011. 
Celebration of Lights - Ticket Sales Beat Expectations Erika Reed 2011-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
December Rotary Minute - Make Giving to the Foundation an Annual Tradition Melanie Thompson 2011-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Dec 21, 2011

Why are you a Rotarian?  What does service above self mean to you? How can you become more involved? Watch this short video of young Rotarians and how they see the future of Rotary and service in their communites.

How can Rotary stay relevant to its younger members? Erika Reed 2011-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melanie Thompson on Nov 29, 2011

Supporting the Foundation. ―The Foundation belongs to us all. It is our greatest resource for doing good, and it is our re-sponsibility to maintain its strength. I hope every Rotarian will join us by making a contribution to support the Foundation‘s programs this year. — 2004-05 RI President Glenn E. Estess Sr.

This Week's Rotary Minute Melanie Thompson 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erika Reed on Nov 27, 2011
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The South Fairmont Rotary and the United Way of Marion County are once again bringing the holiday light spectacular, the Celebration of Lights.  Join us at Morris Park, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. 

Celebration of Lights 2011 Erika Reed 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Month Erika Reed 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melanie Thompson
Past District Governor Linda Coble says: "I have been a Rotarian since 1987, but I have never dropped polio vaccine into the mouths of babes in faraway countries.  I have not rolled up my sleeves to renovate a school in the Philippines with my fellow club members.  I have not led a Group Study Exchange team to a foreign country or followed doctors on missions across the sea.  But I feel in my heart that I have been there, done that all... and more.  Foundation giving comes in many ways.  As a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, I know that my contributions have enabled my fellow Rotarians who could make a difference up close and personally.  I know I was there in the spirit of Service Above Self."
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