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EDITORIAL by Nicolas SPILLMANN

IA ORANA, KIA ORA, KIA ORANA, BULA, TALOFA, MALO E LELEI, HELLO, BONJOUR, WELCOME, BIENVENUE,
MANAVA E MAEVA
October is the month of Rotary Vocational Service

I reminded you of it in my previous Governor's activities column. Vocational Service is the second Avenue of Service. It is one of the
foundations of our organization. Indeed, when Paul Harris created the first Rotary club in Chicago, one of his main motivations was
actually to gather the best possible leaders of vocational life.

For many years this criterion has remained one of the bases of recruitment with the restriction that the vocational representation was
then limited to one representative per profession. This clause had the advantage to eliminate any source of conflict systematically within
clubs in which two members could never compete on a professional level. It still had the major disadvantage to thwart the recruitment ef-
forts of our organization significantly. Furthermore, by varying the name of the classification, it was easy to avoid this requirement. The-
refore, if I am not mistaken, the Council of Legislation of 2004 made this rule a lot more flexible especially for clubs under 50 members
by allowing up to 5 Rotarians with an identical classification per club.

Nevertheless "Vocational Excellence " is the primary criterion on which every Rotarian must be recruited. We must embody the best
we have in our professional communities. As a matter of fact, it is the characteristic which essentially differentiates us from other Clubs
Service. It is most important and we must respect this necessity scrupulously.

How can we "do" Vocational Service ? There are thousands of ways to act. I will not give you any hint condidering that many of you are
important leaders and managers, Corporate heads etc.. and are in a much better position to talk about it than the senior military officer
I was. I will not claim to do it. I will not comment on the "Declaration for Rotarians in Business and professions" either. It concerns
our professional ethics Charter and I will not insult you in assuming that you do not know it.

However, at this time of hard economic crisis, I think our Rotarian action should focus on three topics:
1. The information and guidance of Secondary and University students. Indeed, accession to vocational occupation is proving a more
and more difficult challenge for this generation. Our duty is to help young people as well as we can and we really must show our excellence
in this field.

2. Supporting and assisting those among us who may be directly affected by the current economic crisis either owing to the loss of their
job or to the loss of the activity of their enterprise which therefore will affect its reliability. Giving a boost at a critical time can often lead to
extremely positive consequences. In French Polynesia where there is an unprecedented economic crisis, I know the case of Rotarians
who provide practical assistance to Rotarian fellows in trouble in a perfect Rotarian spirit and in the greatest secrecy. I am sure that
similar cases occur in other places. These Rotarians have understood the core values of our organization. They have to be sincerely
thanked and congratulated !

3. There is another field that is more familiar and where we can excel :
Advise the youngest of us whether they are Rotarians or actors of different programs organized for the youth: Rotaract, Interact, Ambas-
sadorial Scholars, IYE, RYLA, RYPEN, STEPUP, etc. .

So I will get on my hobby horse once more about "Young Generations" by quoting Michael McQueen again :

"Foster intergenerational connections. Our modern urban society has become very good at segregating generations so that we often
end up only socializing with, competing against, and even worshiping alongside people our own age. The hidden danger in this is that it
underestimates the critical importance of different generations learning from and being influenced by each other. While it is true that
young generations can be a wonderful source of energy, passion, and enthusiasm, it is equally true that young people are looking to their
elders for advice, wisdom, and mentoring.
You will find that many new members and potential leaders will be attracted to Rotary because of the opportunity to connect with older
generations. Your clubs are one of the surprisingly few places in many communities where young people can get the chance to interact
with and be mentored by adults who they can genuinely trust, look up to, and respect."

In a business world becoming increasingly rough, competitive and demanding, offering to these young people the opportunity to enjoy
your skills and your experience would be a great help and assistance all the more appreciated if you have been able to support them, at
the right time, with "a handwritten note, eye contact, or even a pat on the back" thus showing a mark of empathy sealing your shared
connivence for good.

To put it in a nutshel , do not you think that letting Vocational Service be an intergenerational bridge would be the best way for :

Building Communities-Bridging Continents

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MANAVA E MAEVA
Octobre est pour le Rotary le mois de l'Action Professionnelle

Je vous le rappelais dans ma précédente rubrique sur mes activités. L'action professionnelle est un des cinq domaines d'action du Rotary.
Elle constitue un des fondements de notre organisation. En effet, quand Paul Harris créa le 1er Rotary club à Chicago, une de ses motivations
principales était effectivement de réunir des acteurs de la vie professionnelle de la collectivité et, si possible, les meilleurs.

Pendant longtemps ce critère est resté une des bases du recrutement avec cette restriction que la representation professionnelle était alors
limitée à un représentant par profession. Cette clause restrictive présentait l'avantage d'éliminer automatiquement toute source de conflit au
sein des clubs où deux membres ne pouvait jamais entrer en concurrence sur le plan professionnel. Elle présentait néanmoins l'inconvénient
majeur de contrarier considérablement les efforts de recrutement de nôtre organisation. Par ailleurs, en jouant sur la dénomination de la
classification, il était facile de contourner cette obligation. C'est pourquoi, le Conseil de Législation de 2004, si je ne me trompe pas, a très
largement assoupli cette règle particulièrement pour les clubs de moins de 50 membres en autorisant jusqu'à 5 classifications identiques par
club.

Il n'en reste pas moins que l'"excellence professionnelle"reste le critère primordial sur lequel doit être recruté tout Rotarien. Nous devons
représenter ce qu'il y a de mieux sur le plan professionnel dans nos collectivtés. C'est d'ailleurs cette caractéristique qui nous différencie es-
sentiellement des autres Clubs Service. C'est dire son importance et nous nous devons de respecter scrupuleusement cette obligation.

Comment "faire" de l'Action Professionnelle ? Il y a mille façon d'en faire. Je ne vous donnerai pas de recettes d'autant plus que nombre
d'entre vous, chefs d'entreprise, hauts responsables de société etc. sont bien mieux placés pour en parler que le haut responsable militaire
que j'ai été. Je n'aurai donc pas la prétention de le faire. Je ne vous commenterai pas la "Déclaration pour les Rotariens dans le monde
des affaires et des professions libérales" ; il s'agit là de notre charte d'éthique professionnelle et je ne vous ferai pas l'injure de supposer
que vous ne la connaissiez pas.

En revanche, en cette période de sévère crise économique, je pense que notre action doit se focaliser dans trois domaines :

1.L'information et l'orientation des collégiens et étudiants car pour leurs générations l'accession à la vie professionnelle se révèle un challenge
de plus en plus difficile. Nôtre devoir est de les aider du mieux possible et là, nous devons véritablement montrer notre excellence

2.Le soutien et l'aide à apporter à ceux d'entre nous qui peuvent être directement affectés par la crise économique actuelle, soit par une
perte d'emploi, soit par une perte d'activité de leur entreprise affectant la fiabilité de celle-ci. Un coup de pouce donné à un moment crucial
peut entraîner souvent des conséquences extrêmement positives. En Polynésie française où sévit une crise économique sans précédent,
je connais le cas de Rotariens qui, en toute discrétion, dans un parfait esprit rotarien, apportent concrètement leur aide à des camarades en
difficulté. Je suis certain qu'il en est de même ailleurs. Ces Rotariens ont tout compris des valeurs fondamentales de notre organisation ;
qu'ils en soient sincèrement remerciés et félicités !

3.Il est un autre domaine où nous pouvons exceller. Celui des conseils donnés aux plus jeunes d'entre nous qu'ils soient Rotariens ou acteurs
des différents programmes organisés au profit de la jeunesse : Rotaract, Interact, Ambassadorial Scholars, IYE, RYLA, RYPEN, STEPUP,
etc..

J'enfourcherai donc, une fois encore, mon dada à propos des jeunes generations en vous citant de nouveau Michael McQueen :

" Encouragez les relations intergénérationnelles. Notre société urbaine moderne crée des fossés entre générations à tel point que
nous finissons souvent par ne rester qu’entre gens du même âge. Le principal risque que cela pose est de négliger ce que nous pouvons
apprendre les uns des autres. S’il est vrai que les jeunes générations apportent du dynamisme, de la passion et de l’enthousiasme, il est
aussi vrai qu’ils sont demandeurs de conseils, de sagesse et de soutien de la part de leurs aînés.

Vous vous rendrez compte que les nouveaux membres et les potentiels futurs dirigeants sont attirés par les opportunités d’être au contact
des générations précédentes. Vos clubs sont les rares endroits dans de nombreuses collectivités où les jeunes peuvent avoir la possibilité
de dialoguer et d’être encadrés par des adultes en qui ils peuvent avoir toute confiance et qu’ils peuvent respecter"

Dans un monde professionnel de plus en plus rude, concurrentiel, exigeant, faire profiter ces jeunes de vos compétences et de votre expé-
rience constituerait pour eux un soutien et une aide d'autant plus appréciés si vous avez su, au bon moment, les accompagner d' "une
touche personnelle telle qu’une petite note, un regard ou même une tape sur l’épaule" marque d'empathie scellant définitivement votre conni-
vence.

Que l'Action Professionnelle serve de pont intergénérationnel, ne pensez-vous pas que c'est là le meilleur moyen de :

Renforcer les collectivités- Rapprocher les Continents

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DG's activities
The months go by and not alike!
October was much quieter on club visits.

Monday 11 October was devoted to a meeting of the 2010-2011 District Committee Changeover 2011.
This allowed me to attend the weekly lunch with my host club, the Rotary Club of Auckland in the
Stamford Plaza Auckland, its magnificent new venue. Then, I visited a possible site where could take
place the next changeover 2011 (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Club). In the late afternoon,
with AG Kirsten Hawke and her husband Dave, I visited Rotary Club of Waiheke Island. President
Dave Cook welcome us very friendly and we have an informal workshop very interesting and useful
with Board Officers and Directors. We then pursued with the statutory dinner during which I made my
Polynesian atmosphere traditional presentation. Waiheke Island and its Rotary club reminded me very strongly the island of
Moorea and its Rotary club, the two are also paired and I understand now why. This evening was an
excellent moment of Rotarian conviviality and friendship in a warm and active club
The next day, late morning, I met Gary Dixon, member of Pukekohe Rotary Club and Director of
Alpine Printers in charge of printing the Directory. This is the last step before the distribution of the
Directory eagerly awaited by all.
Late afternoon, I joined members of District Rotary Foundation Committee for their meeting. We have
reviewed all the activities concerning TRF and especially the issue of financial contributions from Ro-
tarians and clubs. I will not elaborate further on this topic that I discuss in detail in this same newslet-
ter.
On Wednesday, October 13 in the early morning, I had the great pleasure to participate in the handing
over of Interact Club Elim Christian College Charter with Ian Thomsen, AG club official sponsor, Sue
Fairbane, President of Rotary Club of Somerville Howick, club sponsor, the PDG Philly Karani, initiator
Interact club Elim Christian for much of this project, Peter Woodcock, District Interact Committee Chair, and Dave Hawke Rotaract
College Charter District Committee Chair. We were greeted by the young future members of the Interact club with
whom we have discussed before the ceremony of Charter. This was a special and comforting moment
in this first year of life for New Generations as Fifth Avenue of Service of Rotary International, to see
these young people in such good dispositions to implement the Rotary motto "Service above self".
The ceremony of the Charter presentation in front of the whole school gathered has constituted a
high and moving point. I must thank all those who have created this club which also reinforces the
New Generations within District 9920 and I wish, on your behalf, long life the young Interact Club of
Elim Christian College

The following Thursday was marked by the Monthly District Management Meeting. I Took the stock
in particular about District Directory whose sending will be plan for this week, and finally the district
conference.
Regarding this one, the postponement of the dates of 29, 30 April to 15 April 16 has resulted in placing
the District Conference in a peak period. The two airlines could not agree preferential rates and the
rates offered are almost double those that would be obtained if we returned to the original dates. The
dilemma therefore are to choose between the desire to satisfy the wishes of New Zealanders Rota-
rians who would like these dates coincide with the Easter school holidays in New Zealand and the
will of the Organizing Committee to encourage maximum participation in decreasing the financial bur-
den of transportation costs. Unanimously, it was recommended if it was still possible vis-à-vis provi-
ders of Polynesians dates back to the original.

From my return to Polynesia and after approval of providers (Intercontinental Hotel and Golf Course
on Moorea), the District Conference Committee met to endorse the return to the starting dates of 29
and 30 April, being understood that, as many had hoped, the conference will be tightened over oneday
and a half.

Friday 29, with Gourbault Cathy Lawrence, AG for Zone 11 (French Polynesia) and her husband
Soirée de la Charte - Raiatea - Hugh, I attended the evening of the 6th Charter anniversary Rotary Club of Raiatea-Tahaa. It is worth
remembering that the result of the creation of this club took the Rotary in French Polynesia to join
District 9920.

Governor's projected program in November.

Besides attending the Pre-Institute and the Institute of 16 to 21 November in Tauranga, I will visit the
Rotary Club of Drury November 15, Rotary Club of Taveuni Island on November 22 and the Rotary
Club of Kiritimati November 24.
A meeting with the AG zone 8 Ian Curtis (Fiji-Suva and Nadi Clubs) and Marilyn Curtis Governor's
Special Representative for the creation of the Rotary Club of Suva New Generations and the clubs
Presidents in Suva is envisaged November 21 afternoon.
The monthly meeting of the District Branch will be held on Thursday, November 25

Two new members - Raiatea -


Activités du Gouverneur

Les mois se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas !


Octobre a été beaucoup plus calme en matière de visite de club.

Le lundi 11 octobre a été consacrée à une réunion du Comité du Changeover 2010-2011). Cela m’a permis d’assister au déjeuner hebdomadaire de mon club
hôte, le Rotary club d’Auckland dans son magnifique nouveau siège, le Stamford Plaza Auckland. J'ai ensuite effectué la visite d’un site possible où pourrait se
tenir le prochain changeover (Royal New Zealand Yachting Club Squadron).
En fin d’après-midi, accompagné de l’AG Kirsten Hawke et de son mari Dave, j’ai effectué ma visite officielle au Rotary club de Waiheke Island. L’accueil très cha-
leureux du Président Dave précédait une réunion informelle très sympathique et utile avec les membres du bureau et certains Directeurs. Nous avons ensuite
poursuivi avec le dîner statutaire au cours duquel j’ai effectué ma traditionnelle présentation. Waiheke Island et son club m’ont rappelé très fortement l’île de Moorea
et son club, les deux étant d’ailleurs jumelés et je comprends maintenant pourquoi. Cela a constitué un excellent moment d’amitié et de convivialité Rotarienne.
Le lendemain en fin de matinée, j’ai pu rencontrer Gary Dixon, Rotarien du club de Pukekohe et Directeur d’Alpine Printers chargé de l’impression du Directory. Il
s’agit là de la dernière étape avant cette parution tant attendue par tous.
En fin d’après-midi, j’ai rejoint les membres du Comité de District de la Fondation Rotary pour leur réunion. Nous avons pu ainsi aborder l’ensemble des questions
relatives à la Fondation et particulièrement le problème de la contribution financière des Rotariens et des clubs. Je ne m’étendrai pas davantage sur ce sujet que
j’aborde en détail dans cette même Newsletter.
Le mercredi 13 Novembre en début de matinée, j’ai eu la grande satisfaction de participer à la remise de Charte de l’Interact club de l’Elim Christian College en
compagnie de Ian Thomsen, AG responsable du club parrain, de Sue Fairbane, Présidente du Rotary club de Sommerville Howick, club parrain, du PDG Philly
Karani, instigateur pour une bonne part de ce projet, de Peter Woodcock, président du comité de District Interact et de Dave Hawke, Président du Comité de
District Rotaract. Nous avons été accueillis par les jeunes futurs membres de ce club interactavec lesquels nous avons pu discuter avant la remise de Charte.
Cela a été un moment privilégié et réconfortant, en cette première année de vie des New Generations en tant que 5ème Domaine d’Action du Rotary International,
de voir ces jeunes gens présenterd’aussi bonnes dispositions pour la devise du Rotary « Servir d’abord ». La cérémonie de la remise de la Charte devant tout le
collège rassemblé constitua un moment fort et émouvant. Je dois remercier tous ceux qui ont permis de créer ce club qui vient ainsi renforcer les New générations
au sein du District 9920 et je souhaite, en votre nom, longue vie à l’Interact club de l’Elim Christian College

Le jeudi suivant a été marqué essentiellement par la Réunion mensuelle de Direction du District qui a permis traiter un certain nombre de questions. Le gouverneur
a fait le point en particulier sur l’annuaire de District dont la parution tant attendue est enfin imminente ainsi que sur la conférence de District.
Concernant celle-ci, le report des dates du 29, 30 avril au 15, 16 avril a eu pour conséquence de placer la Conférence de District dans une période rouge. Les
deux compagnies aériennes ne peuvent donc pas consentir de tarifs préférentiels et les tarifs offerts sont presque le double de ceux qui pourraient être obtenus si
on revenait aux dates initiales. Le dilemme est donc de choisir entre le souhait de satisfaire les desiderata des Rotariens Nèo-Zélandais qui auraient aimé que ces
dates coïncident avec celles des vacances scolaires de Pâques en Nouvelle-Zélande et la volonté du Comité d’organisation de favoriser une participation maximale
en diminuant la charge financière représentée par le coût du transport. A l’unanimité, il a été recommandé, si cela était encore possible, vis-à-vis des prestataires
Polynésiens de revenir aux dates initiales.

Dès mon retour en Polynésie et après accord des prestataires (Hotel Intercontinental et Golf Course de Moorea), le Comité d’Organisation de la conférence de
District s’est réuni pour entériner ce retour aux dates initiales du 29 et 30 Avril, étant entendu que, comme beaucoup l’avait souhaité, la conférence sera resserrée
sur une journée et demie.

Le vendredi 29, avec Cathy Gourbault-Lawrence, AG pour la Zone 11 (Polynésie française) et son mari Hugh, j'ai présidé la soirée du 6éme anniversaire de la
remise de la Charte de Rotary Club de Raiaea-Tahaa. Pour la petite histoire il est bon de rappeler que c’est à la suite de la création de ce club que le Rotary de
Polynésie a été rattaché au District 9920.

Programme prévisionnel pour Novembre.

Outre ma participation au Pré-Institute et à l’Institute du 16 au 21 Novembre à Tauranga, je visiterai le Rotary club de Drury le 15 novembre, le Rotary club de
Taveuni Island le 22 Novembre et le Rotary club de Kiritimati le 24 novembre.
Une rencontre avec l’AG de la zone 8, Ian Curtis (Fiji-Clubs de Suva et Nadi) et Marilyn Curtis, représentante spéciale du Gouverneur pour la création du Rotary
club New Générations de Suva ainsi qu'avec les présidents des clubs de Suva est envisagée le 21 Novembre après-midi.
La Réunion mensuelle de Direction du District aura lieu quant à elle le jeudi 25 Novembre.

Rotary Club Moorea offered the


Paul Harris Fellow
to Christa Teihotu

Le Rotary Club de Moorea a offert le


Paul Harris Fellow
à Christa Teihotu
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION…..A VOCATIONAL PROGRAM in D9920

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October celebrates Vocations where as Chairman of TRF Carl –Wilhelm Stenhammar


reminded us in his article in this month’s RDU “ the practice goes back to the various
vocations where it all began in 1905- a handful of gentlemen of different vocations who Look the video, clic here
came together to help others.” (sic). Paul Harris 1933
The Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and Rotary International Speech
vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals aged 25-40 who are
in the early stages of their careers. The program provides for travel grants for teams to Papatoetoe Family Festival Day
exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For 4 to 6 weeks, team members held
experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are Saturday 2 October
practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
Learn more Photos from the successful
http://www.rotary.org/en/serviceandfellowship/fellowship/groupstudyexchange/pages/ridefaul Papatoetoe Family Festival
t.aspxIt Day held at Allan Brewster
The funding structure for the GSE program will change after 2012-2013, together with other Recreation Centre, in
Foundation grants when TRF completes a 3 year selected pilot Districts trialling of its Future conjunction with Manukau
Vision Plan, which updates the Foundation’s mission to create a more efficient and effective Leisure Services of Manu-
way to help Rotarians develop diverse projects with greater impact and sustainable kau City Council:
outcomes. More info from D9920 GSE chair Don Leith Don Leith <leith@ihug.co.nz>
Meanwhile, an enthusiatic endorsement of GSE is provided in a guest vignette from one
GSE team member hosted by the Rotary Club of Newmarket Inc……..PHILIPPA SCALES
….so yet another story of
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VIGNETTE from PHILIPPA SCALES Rotary Foundation GSE team member 2010 ‐ 2011
Special tributes to the staff at Allan Brewster
Recreation Centre and Fitness Centre, led
I was lucky to be part of the 2010 GSE Exchange to Holland in April/May this year. Our tight by Centre Manager Annette Reilly and to the
knit team of six people including our team leader we spent five weeks exploring central and talented Genesis Youth Workers from Man-
northern Holland. We were spoilt with fantastic well balanced itinerary including a myriad of gere Police Station, for their superb efforts
tourist destinations, Dutch culture, history, companies and my vocation (recruitment). We on the day.
were shown a fantastic time by the Dutch Rotarians who were very generous and committed
to ensuring we were having a good time. Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise Inc.
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“A little bit of fun never hurt anyone!”
– MC Kerre Woodham at the Cure Kids Red Nose Day 2010 launch

The fun has started!

Following the launch of Red Nose Day at a Cure Kids event the previous night, which was attended by a number of Rotary District 9910 and
9920 representatives, Meadowbank Paper Plus and the Rotary Club of St Johns in Auckland were the first in
New Zealand to kick off Red Nose Month 2010 which runs from 1 November to Red Nose Day on 19 No-
vember.

With the Red Nose Day song playing in the Meadowbank shopping centre on 28 October, it was so easy to
get public support for Cure Kids by buying a red nose, badge, wrist band or even a car nose, and it was huge
fun supporting Cure Kids as well! In fact, everyone had a great time, as captured in the attached photos.
Classic Hits were there, as was Clifford the big red dog from the kids story book. There was also face painting
and colouring in for the kids, and the team got to meet Vicki Lee, CEO of Cure Kids.

Rotary in New Zealand is of course the Community Partner for Cure Kids $1 million Red Nose Day campaign,
so Rotary clubs throughout New Zealand are encouraged to approach their local Paper Plus, Take Note or Of-
fice Spot store to offer to support their creative Red Nose Month/Day activities. Many Rotary clubs have al-
ready done this – have you? Cure Kids Retail Partner Paper Plus Group does the organisation, so Rotary
support is easy and very beneficial. For example the PR value for St Johns Rotary was huge, plus they got
four hot membership prospects out of just a couple of hours involvement by seven Rotarians that left lots of people with red noses, and a
new awareness that Rotary is active in their community.

On Friday 19 November you could also host a special Red Nose Day morning tea for your work colleagues and friends who will hopefully all
wear red noses, Red Nose Day badges and/or wrist bands. Try cooking Allyson Gofton’s new recipe for delicious Red Nose Day Jaffa cup-
cakes.

The possibilities to have fun raising funds for Cure Kids research into life-threatening childhood illnesses are endless …

It's all about the kids. Red Nose Day is a great excuse to try something fun, to try something new - are you up to it?

For more information, please go to:

· www.rednoseday.rotarysouthpacific.org for Red Nose Day and PR resources, including the Red Nose Day song and a list of Paper
Plus, Take Note and Office Spot store contacts
· www.youtube.com/watch?v=Laj6GoX4XTg for a short video clip of the first Red Nose Month 2010 event
· www.rednoseday.org.nz/collateral/jaffa_recipe.pdf for the Red Nose Day Jaffa cupcakes recipe
· www.curekids.org.nz/rednoseday for Red Nose Month/Day updates

Best regards,

Beryl
Past District Governor of Rotary International District 9920
Jo Seagar Chocolate Cake

Recipe makes both the Cake and the


Cupcakes
Ingredients

1 ¾ cups flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup strong black coffee
1 cup milk
½ cup oil
Method

Preheat oven to 180° C. Mix every-


thing in a food processor until smooth
and well combined. Pour into a grea-
sed and lined 23-25cm cake tin and
bake for approximately 45 minutes, or
until tested with a skewer which
comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack,
Ice when cold and decorate with
marshmallows and sugar pearls. For
the cupcakes, use the same recipe
and pour mixture into a greased muf-
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Rotary e-club-9920

The Council on Legislation meeting in April 2010 has legalized the existence of 14 E-Rotary Clubs established since 2004 and has autho-
rized the creation of two Rotary by e- clubs per District.
In so doing, the Council of Legislation recognized officially the quality of services provided by these experimental Clubs during this proba-
tionary period of 6 years.
Rotary e-clubs are like the others Rotary Clubs. Their speciality is to organize Statutory meetings Internet. There are two types of Rotary
e- Club:
- Rotary e-clubs "pure" whose meetings are organized exclusively through the Internet;
- Rotary e-clubs "hybrid" whose meetings may be held either on the net physically or as traditional Rotary clubs

The average age of the 14 experimental Rotary e-Clubs was 47 years. These clubs, including Rotary e-clubs "pure" recruit their members
among people do not have traditional Rotary clubs near their place of residence, among people with no fixed residence or moving frequently
among persons with reduced mobility etc. ..
In a District as the District 9920 extended over 24 million square kilometers, it seemed normal consider the establishment of such clubs.
In developing the new Strategic Plan District, such an establishment has been taken into account to enable all those wishing joining Rotary
but do not have Rotary Clubs available, particularly the hundreds of islands countries constituting the District 9920, to do so.
Taking into account the two main languages spoken in the District, it has been decided to create a Rotary e-club-9920 English and a
Rotary e-club-9920 Francophone. This one could have the particularity be the first Rotary club francophone in the world.
The governor will soon appoint two Special Governor Representatives who will organize the creation of these two Rotary e-clubs and es-
tablish prescribed files records. The necessary condition is to find for each of these clubs 25 Rotarian candidates who will meet the same
criteria as other Rotarians: Vocational Excellence, indisputable repute. They will have to pay the same financial obligations: tax per capita,
District levies, Club levies, subscription in Rotary Down Under or The Rotarian, District Assessment.

Actions or programs are conducted in conditions identical to theses of traditional Rotary clubs yet with a very strong International dominant
and a contribution to The Rotary Foundation very marked.
He is asked club presidents and all Rotarians in the District to inform around them about these new dispositions to persons who would
meet the admission criteria listed above and to forward either the AGs or the Committee PR/Membership, information about these potential
candidates. A special information campaign will conduct in the sense of candidates French by sending mail to French Consulates and
Embassy of France in all Pacific countries.
For the Rotary e-club French speaking information can from now be forwarded to our Newsletter Editor:
Laurence Linsenmaier : e-mail : contact@linsenmaier.fr

Rotary Club Mangere Inc

Plans for the proposed 14 new classrooms have been completed and waiting for construction approval.

Hundreds of stateless tribal children are waiting, hoping and praying for their own school. Be an answer to prayer.

http://rescuemissionforchildren.org/News-Events.html
Rotary e-club-9920-francophone

Le Conseil de Législation réuni en avril 2010 a légalisé l'existence des 14 E-Rotary clubs créés depuis 2004 et autorisé la création de
deux Rotary e-clubs par District. Ce faisant, le Conseil de Législation reconnaissait officiellement la qualité des services réalisés par ces
clubs expérimentaux pendant cette période probatoire de 6 années.

Les Rotary e-clubs sont des Rotary clubs comme les autres. Leur particularité est d'organiser leurs réunions statutaires par Internet. Il
existe deux types de Rotary e- clubs :
=Les Rotary e-clubs "pur" dont les réunions se font exclusivement par Internet ;
=Les Rotary e-clubs "hybride" dont les réunions peuvent être organisées soient sur le net soit physiquement comme les Rotary clubs tra-
ditionnels

La moyenne d'âge des membres des 14 Rotary e- clubs expérimentaux était de 47 ans. Ces clubs, notamment les Rotary e-clubs "purs"
recrutent leurs membres parmi des personnes ne disposant pas de Rotary clubs traditionnels à proximité de leur lieu de résidence, parmi
des personnes n'ayant pas de résidence fixes ou se déplaçant très fréquemment, parmi des personnes à mobilité réduite, etc..
Dans un District comme le District 9920 étendu sur plus de 24 millions de kilomètres carrés, il paraissait normal d'envisager la création
de tels clubs.
Lors de l'élaboration du nouveau Plan Stratégique du District, une telle création a donc été prise en compte pour permettre à toutes les
personnes souhaitant rejoindre le Rotary mais ne disposant pas de Rotary clubs accessibles, particulièrement sur les centaines d' îles
des pays constituant le District 9920, de le faire.
Prenant en compte les deux langues principales parlées dans le District, il a ainsi été décidé de créer un Rotary e-club-9920 anglophone
et un Rotary e-club-9920 francophone. Ce dernier pourrait avoir la particularité d'être le premier Rotary club francophone.
Le Gouverneur va incessamment désigner deux représentant spéciaux du Gouverneur qui seront chargés d'organiser la création de ces
deux Rotary e-clubs et d'établir les dossiers prescrits. La condition nécessaire est de trouver pour chacun de ces clubs 25 candidats Ro-
tariens qui auront à satisfaire aux mêmes critères que les autres Rotariens : Excellence professionnelle, Honorabilité indiscutable. Ils
auront à s'acquitter des mêmes obligations financières : tax per capita, Cotisation District, abonnement au Rotary Down Under ou à Le
Rotarien, Cotisation District.
Les actions ou programmes réalisés le sont dans des conditions identiques à celles des Rotary clubs traditionnels avec néanmoins une
très forte dominante internationale et une contribution à la Fondation Rotary très marquée.
Il est demandé aux présidents de clubs et à tous les Rotariens du District de faire connaître autour d'eux ces nouvelles dispositions aux
personnes qui répondraient aux critères d'admission énumérés ci-dessus et de transmettre soit aux Assistants Gouverneurs soit au Comité
PR/ Membership, les informations concernant ces candidats potentiels. Une action d'information particulière sera conduite dans ce sens
concernant les candidats francophones par l'envoi de courrier aux Consulats et ambassades de France dans tout les pays du Pacifique.

Pour le Rotary e-club francophone ces informations peuvent dès à présent être transmise à notre News letter Editor :
Laurence Linsenmaier : e-mail : contact@linsenmaier.fr

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS)


is 25 years old today
Principal Objectives:

To encourage Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, Rotary Districts and others to participate in meaningful World Community Service projects.
To assist the World Community Service activities of Rotary Clubs and Districts when called upon.
To seek and select suitable World Community Service projects and to seek the co-operation of Rotary Clubs and Districts in their comple-
tion.
To liaise with governments and other bodies and/or departments concerning requests for overseas assistance and all matters consistent
with the objects of RNZWCS Limited.
As a birthday present why not personally donate $600 to RNZWCS to supply further funding for
Emergency Response Kits
Just visit this site (www.rnzwcs.org)
to ‘deliver’ your birthday gift
November is Rotary month of
The Rotary Foundation
The District Newsletter being published at the end of the month, from now on it seems to me more appropriate to comment in advance upon
the theme of the following month. This is great because, in fact, I wished talk about The Rotary Foundation and our involvement in The Rotary
Foundation, collectively through District and clubs or individually.

With my military language, I use to saying The Rotary Foundation is the armed arm of Rotary International. Indeed, it and only it, is providing
the "sinews of war" : money.

To simplify things, I would say that our "taxes per capita" allow Rotary International to fund the administration and working of our organization
in the large sens of the word, while donations from Rotarians and generous donors allow The Foundation Rotary financing programs and
actions developed both globally and at the district and clubs levels. I will not do well on the details of countless programs developed by The
Rotary Foundation. You are implementing them out yourself on the ground throughout of the year. No, my point is much more prosaic.

Each month, in fact, I get the regional Newsletter addressed by the SPPO (South Pacific and Philippines Office). What have been my amaze-
ment and my consternation when, on reading the monthly table of August, I found that District 9920 was well and truly last of the entire South
Pacific area !!!

ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND RANKING ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND PER CAPITA RANKING
YTD AUGUST YTD AUGUST 2010

$ 3,357 after two months put us well far away from targets for this year, though very close to those of last year, namely: NZ $ 188,900.00. Sep-
tember marks a slight increase with a fundraising of 5400 NZ $ but at this rate we are far from the target. It is true that each year the start of
fundraising within the District is laborious. November, the Rotary month of The Rotary Foundation is an opportunity triggering a substantial in-
crease in contributions. This year, however, the situation is crucial and it is my responsibility to alert you.

Impact of the contribution of District 9920 to The Rotary Foundation


The level of District contribution to the Foundation Rotary has an automatic effect on its financial capabilities on Matching Grant or District Sim-
plified Grant. Indeed, the funds collected by each district are distributed three years after paying. Half go to the direct funding of programs run
by The Rotary Foundation at the global level, second half being donated to the District Designated Fund (DDF). Thus, on $ 1,000 paid to The
Rotary Foundation, $ 500 three years after are returning to the District to fund our programs, either at the District level or at the Club level.
If we add the additional contributions the Foundation paid for matching grants (50% of the amount paid by the clubs, 100% of the amount paid
by District) you can see how using the Foundation is important. It is proportional to the amount of contributions paid by the District so by your
club and yourself.

Contribution of Clubs and Rotarians

Firstly, it seems good to debunk some common misconceptions:

1. Payments to The Rotary Foundation are not the exclusivity of clubs


Many clubs hold annual activities specially dedicated to fundraising for the benefit of The Rotary Foundation. It's a great thing and whenever I
visit your clubs I insist on the necessity to do so, if only to fund in the same time Paul Harris Fellow you will award with those, Rotarians and
other who have contributed to remarkable action of your clubs or as part of Rotary International. Collectively the clubs should strive to support
"their" Rotary Foundation.

2. The distinction "Paul Harris Fellow" is not, fundamentally speaking, a reward


Many of us have this misconception that the Paul Harris Fellow is a reward. This may be true, but it was not originally. The emotion aroused in
the death of Paul Harris in 1947 was utilized, ten years latger, to create this award given to any Rotarian while paying personally 1,000 $U.S..
The tittle of "Paul Harris Fellow" is awarded by The Foundation Rotary one the one hand, to honor the memory of "Paul Harris", and secondly,
to offer the possibility of providing, in an original way, a contribution to The Rotary Foundation. The success of this initiative has been overw-
helming and has marked the rise in financial terms of the Rotary Foundation. But much more, from there has been developed the entire system
of recognition of the generous donors established by The Rotary Foundation, instilling the habit of many Rotarians to contribute to "THEIR"
Foundation (the number of recipients of Paul Harris Fellow distinction exceeds 1.2 million). We must therefore get out of the head a Rotarian
should not "buy" a "Paul Harris Fellow insign & diploma of Paul Harris Fellow are the legitim counterpart of this contribution to The Rotary
Foundation. However, when a Rotarian, through its payments to the Foundation receives a Paul Harris Fellow or any additional step - sapphire,
ruby or diamond, it is essential that this be subject to a formal and friendly recognition by his club.
3. Every Rotarian has to maintain a personal relationship with The Rotary Foundation through his contributions.
Rotary International is a space of freedom where everyone brings what he can as much as he can. The only Rotarian financial obligations
are summarized to pay "Tax per capita", District & Club fees, subscription to the official magazine of Rotary.
Any other assistance is being left to his free arbiter. Each, according to his means, contributes in its own way, some only financially, many
financially and devoting a portion of their time and their expertise to the club and the community. What matters is to do it in the spirit of our
motto "Service Above Self".
During my club visits, I called individually to each Rotarian in the District to become a "Sustaining Member" of the Foundation by joining the
program "Every Rotarian – Every Year," which is to contribute annually U.S. $ 100 at The Rotary Foundation. Some clubs, in French Poly-
nesia have adopted such a program. In New Zealand a similar process was adopted using the program "Centurion" by paying NZ $ 100
annually.
What matters to me is to create a personal relationship between each Rotarian and "HIS or HER " Foundation. As proclaimed in that old
French saying: "The essential thing is not what we give but how we give."

NOVEMBER IS ROTARY MONTH OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION GIVE TO YOUR FOUNDATION IS THE BEST WAY FOR

Building Communities - Bridging Continents

Top five reasons to support The Rotary Foundation


By Roy Austin

By contributing to The Foundation, you advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace
through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in
the world. By contributing to the Rotary Foundation you help support the Foundation's six areas
of focus which help to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the
improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. By giving
US$100 a year through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative, you become a Rotary
Foundation Sustaining Member. Contributions to EREY are the primary source of funding for
Foundation programs.
Here are a few ways your contributions are making change possible.
5. Fighting hunger
In Romania, orphans and sick children have eggs, milk, and meat because of a Foundation grant that benefits local farmers.
The farmers are able to buy everything from animal feed to packaging materials. There is one stipulation: They must donate
a portion of their products to children’s hospitals, schools, and orphanages.
In Alaska, USA, the Rotary Club of Anchorage East is also fighting hunger by distributing food to low-income families
through a mobile food pantry.
Projects such as these help address the areas of focus of maternal and child health as well as economic and community
development.
4. Reducing child mortality
The Rotary clubs of Jaela-Kandana, Western Province, Sri Lanka, and Madras Northwest, Tamil Nadu, India, are helping to
reduce child mortality by providing improved sanitation facilities for 15 families in a small community in Sri Lanka. With a
Rotary Foundation Matching Grant, the clubs have built 14 toilets, helping to prevent diarrhoea and other diseases related to
poor sanitation.
According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 million children die of diarrhoea every year, making it the second leading
cause of death among children under five. Proper sanitation can reduce the rate of child mortality in many communities by up
to a third. Water and sanitation is the third area of focus.
3. Promoting peace and conflict resolution
Watching civil war tear apart his homeland of Côte d'Ivoire instilled in Rotary Peace Fellow Kouame Remi Oussou a passion
to resolve conflict.
He is now working for the United Nations Development Program in the Central African Republic, a country that weathered
periodic internal fighting before a comprehensive peace accord took effect in 2007..
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders in promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and conflict resolution. Help
support the Rotary Peace Centers. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution is the first area of focus.
2. Basic education and literacy
Education helps rebuild lives, whether it's in small rural towns or in war-torn countries. For example, a literacy project spon-
sored
by U.S. Rotarians in conjunction with the International Reading Association (IRA) is helping Sudanese refugees rebuild
their communities by equipping them to teach future generations.
The Southern Sudan Teacher Training Initiative provides refugees of the country's decades-long civil war, who are known as
the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, with teacher training materials, guidance, and support to help them teach students in
kindergarten through eighth grade. "People returning from refugee camps to rebuild their lives in Duk County are hungry for
books and school supplies," says John Dau, a Lost Boy, humanitarian, and founder of the John Dau Foundation..
1. Eradicating polio
Around the world, Rotarians are taking millions of steps in walkathons, diving into icy ocean waters, and participating in other
fundraisers to help Rotary fulfill its promise to rid the world of polio. Si Burgher, of the Rotary Club of Bloomfield, Indiana,
USA, raised almost $1,600 by having his shaggy eyebrows shaved.
Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985. Since then, eradicating polio has been the organization's top priority. End
Polio Now and help fulfill its promise.
Novembre est pour le Rotary le mois de
La Fondation Rotary
La Lettre du District étant publiée à la fin du mois, il me semble plus approprié à partir de maintenant de commenter à l'avance le thème du
mois suivant. C'est très bien parce que, en fait, je voulais parler de la Fondation Rotary et de notre implication dans la Fondation Rotary, col-
lectivement par le biais de district et des clubs ou individuellement.

Avec mon langage militaire, j'ai l'habitude de dire que La Fondation Rotary est le bras armé du Rotary International. En effet, elle et elle seule,
fournit le "nerf de la guerre» : l'argent.

Pour simplifier les choses, je dirais que nos «Tax per capita» permettent au Rotary International de financer l'administration et le fonctionnement
de notre organisation dans le sens large du terme, tandis que les dons des Rotariens et des généreux donateurs permettent à La Fondation
Rotary de financer les programmes et les actions développées tant au niveau mondial qu'au niveau des districts et des clubs. Je ne m'attarderai
pas sur les détails des innombrables programmes développés par la Fondation Rotary. Vous les mettez vous-même en œuvre sur le terrain
tout au long de l'année. Non, mon propos est beaucoup plus prosaïque.

Chaque mois, en fait, je reçois le bulletin régional adressée par le SPPO (Bureau pour le Pacifique Sud et les Philippines). Quels ont été mon
étonnement et ma consternation lorsque, à la lecture du tableau de bord mensuel du mois d'août, j'ai trouvé que le District 9920 a été bel et
bien le dernier de toute la région du Pacifique Sud pour sa contribution à La Fondation Rotary!

ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND RANKING ANNUAL PROGRAMS FUND PER CAPITA RANKING
YTD AUGUST YTD AUGUST 2010

3 357 US $ au bout de deux mois nous ont placés bien loin des objectifs pour cette année, bien que ceux-ci soient très proches de ceux de
l'année dernière, à savoir : NZ $ 188,900.00. Septembre marque une légère augmentation avec une collecte de fonds de 5400 dollars néo-
zélandais, mais à ce rythme, nous sommes loin de la cible. Il est vrai que chaque année le début de la collecte de fonds dans le district est
laborieuse. Novembre, mois du Rotary pour La Fondation est l'occasion déclencher une augmentation substantielle des contributions. Cette
année, cependant, la situation est cruciale et il est de ma responsabilité de vous alerter.

Impact de la contribution du District 9920 à la Fondation Rotary


Le niveau de contribution du district à la Fondation Rotary a un effet automatique sur ses capacités financières en matière de Subvention de
Contrepartie ou de Subvention de District Simplifiée. En effet, les fonds collectés par chaque district sont répartis trois ans après le paiement.
Une moitié va au financement direct des programmes gérés par la Fondation Rotary au niveau mondial, la seconde moitié est versée, elle,
au Fonds Dédié de District (DDF). Ainsi, sur 1.000 $ versés à la Fondation Rotary, 500 $, trois ans après, reviennent au District 9920 pour lui
permettre de financer les programmes, que ce soit au niveau du district ou au niveau du club.
Si l'on ajoute les contributions supplémentaires de la Fondation payées pour les Subventions de Contrepartie (50% du montant payé par les
clubs, 100% du montant payé par le district), vous pouvez réaliser combien l'aide de la Fondation est importante. Elle est proportionnelle à
la quantité des contributions versées par le district ainsi que par votre club et vous-mêmes.

Contribution des Clubs et des Rotariens

Tout d'abord, il semble bon de démystifier certaines idées reçues:

1. Les Paiements à la Fondation Rotary ne sont pas l'exclusivité des clubs


De nombreux clubs organisent des activités annuelles de collecte de fonds spécialement dédiées à la Fondation Rotary. C'est une grande
chose et chaque fois que je visite vos clubs j'insiste sur la nécessité de le faire, ne serait-ce que pour financer dans le même temps, les Paul
Harris Fellow que vous remettrez aux Rotariens et autres personnes qui ont contribué à l'action remarquable au profit de vos clubs ou du
Rotary International. Collectivement, les clubs doivent effectivement s'efforcer de soutenir «LEUR» Fondation Rotary.

2. La distinction «Paul Harris Fellow» n'est pas, fondamentalement parlant, une récompense
Beaucoup d'entre nous ont cette idée fausse que le Paul Harris Fellow est une récompense. Cela peut être vrai, mais ce ne l'était pas à
l'origine.
L'émotion suscitée par la mort de Paul Harris, en 1947, a été mise à profit dix ans plus tard pour créer cette distinction décernée à tout Rotarien
versant à titre personnel 1.000 US$. Le titre de "Paul Harris Fellow» est décerné par la Fondation Rotary d'une part, pour honorer la mémoire
de "Paul Harris", et d'autre part, pour offrir la possibilité d'apporter de façon originale une contribution à La Fondation Rotary. Le succès de
cette initiative a été extraordinaire et a marqué l'émergence sur le plan financier de la Fondation Rotary. Mais beaucoup plus, à partir de là a
été mis au point l'ensemble du système de reconnaissance des généreux donateurs établis par la Fondation Rotary, donnant l'habitude à de
nombreux Rotariens de contribuer à "LEUR" Fondation (le nombre de bénéficiaires de Paul Harris Fellow distinction dépasse 1,2 millions).
Nous devons donc nous sortir de la tête l'idée qu'un Rotarien ne devrait pas «acheter» une "Paul Harris Fellow". Le diplôme et l' insigne de
Paul Harris Fellow sont la contrepartie légitime de la contribution du Rotarien à la Fondation Rotary. Cependant, quand un Rotarien, à travers
ses paiements à la Fondation reçoit un Paul Harris Fellow ou toute mesure complémentaire - saphir, rubis ou diamant, il est essentiel que
cela soit l'objet d'une reconnaissance officielle et amicale de son club.
3. Chaque Rotarien doit entretenir une relation personnelle avec la Fondation Rotary au travers de ses contributions.
Le Rotary International est un espace de liberté où chacun apporte ce qu'il peut autant qu'il le peut. Les seules obligations financières du
Rotarien se limitent au paiement de la "Taxe per capita", des cotisations du District et du Club, ainsi que l'abonnement au magazine
officiel du Rotary.
Toute autre contribution est laissée à sa libre appréciation. Chacun, selon ses moyens, contribue à sa manière, certains seulement finan-
cièrement, de nombreux autres financièrement, s'ils le peuvent et en consacrant une partie de leur temps et leur expertise au club et à la
communauté. Ce qui importe, c'est de le faire dans l'esprit de notre devise "Servir d'abord".
Lors de mes visites de club, j'ai appelé individuellement chaque Rotarien dans le district à devenir "membre de soutien" de La Fondation
Rotary" en participant au programme "Un don - Chaque année" qui constitue à verser chaque année 100 US$ à La Fondation Rotary.
Certains clubs, en Polynésie française notamment, ont adopté ce programme. En Nouvelle-Zélande un processus similaire a été mis en
place au travers du programme "Centurion" au travers du paiement de 100 $ NZ par an.
Ce qui compte à mes yeux est de créer une relation personnelle entre chaque Rotarien et "SA" Fondation Rotary.
Comme l'énonce simplement un vieux dicton français: "L'important n'est pas ce que l'on donne mais la façon de donner."

NOVEMBRE EST LE MOIS DE LA FONDATION ROTARY DONNER A VOTRE FONDATION EST LE MEILLEUR MOYEN POUR :

Renforcer les collectivités - Rapprocher les continents

The Rotary Foundation’s strength depends on membership,


extension, and contributions
La force de La Fondation Rotary dépend de l'effectif,
de l'expansion et des contributions

Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar President of The Foundation Rotary

It is interesting to note that three countries – India, Japan, and the United States – alone account for 46 % of the Rotary
population worldwide. Together with Korea and Taiwan, they are among the largest contributors to The Rotary Foun-
dation.

This is, of course, of greatest importance to The Rotary Foundation, as the possibility for it to support various programs
is totally dependent on contributions from Rotarians, clubs, and districts. I am happy that inspite of the world financial
crisis, Rotarians have been very generous and supported their own Rotary Foundation. This is something that we shall
never forget – The Rotary Foundation belongs to the Rotarians.
…………
Consequently we can note how membership, extension, and contributions all are linked together, and it is every Rota-
rian’s responsibility and honor to work toward these goals as we are
Building Communities – Bridging Continents
through Service Above Self.

Il est intéressant de noter que trois pays - l'Inde, Le Japon et les États-Unis - représentent à eux seuls 46% de la popu-
lation du Rotary à travers le monde. Avec la Corée et Taïwan, ils sont parmi les plus gros contributeurs à la Fondation
Rotary.

Ceci, bien sûr, est de la plus grande importance pour la Fondation Rotary Fondation, puisque la possibilité pour elle
de soutenir les diverses programmes est totalement tributaire des contributions des Rotariens, clubs et districts. Je
suis heureux que, malgré la crise financière mondiale, les Rotariens aient été très généreux et aient soutenu leur propre
Fondation Rotary. C'est quelque chose que nous n'oublierons jamais - La Fondation Rotary appartient aux Rotariens.
………………
Par conséquent, nous pouvons noter que l'adhésion, l'extension et les contributions sont toutes liées entre elles, et il
est de la responsabilité et de l'honneur de tout Rotarien de travailler à ces objectifs que sont pour nous
Renforcer les collectivités- Rapprocher les Continents
au travers de notre devise "Servir d'abord."

For the next newsletter if you want to be publish, contact me : Mrs Laurence LINSENMAIER contact@linsenmaier.fr

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