Each month Rotary has a theme to help us focus our efforts in serving humanity. This month is Membership Month and that takes on several different efforts - growing membership, pride of membership and improving membership.
Of course, we would like to start by inviting you to join us! We are seeking individuals who live or work in our community and are interested in helping to improve it, or perhaps someone who is looking to serve humanity on a global scale. We do both and everything in between. To be a Rotarian you must be prepared to be honest, kind, open to new cultures, willing to lend a hand and ready to make many new friends. We truly have a fun time planning our fundraisers, implementing projects and just socializing together. The first step is to let us know you are interested, so shoot us an email at bvillerotary1@yahoo.com today!
It’s important that as Rotarians we tell others about the good work we do here and around the world. Members should take some time this month to reflect on what makes Rotary important to them. In today’s world, free time is virtually a thing of the past. What makes you so committed to service that you carve out a space for Rotary in your life? Whatever that may be could become an inspiration to others, so share it. Tell a neighbors, post it on Facebook or tweet it from the mountaintops!
Make sure you wear your Rotary pin with pride. Members should consider wearing a pin or some form of the Rotary wheel every day. It can spark some great conversations about what we do.
Once you have joined Rotary, it’s important to club leadership that you have a positive experience, find something to be passionate about and that you feel welcome. During Membership Month we should all consider how we could make Rotary better for those around us – because of course we want to keep them coming back for more! Are we being inclusive? Are we open to new ideas or ways of doing things? Do new members feel informed? Are we providing opportunities to move “up” in Rotary with leadership training and informative workshops? It’s important that everyone can speak the same Rotary language or they will feel excluded, so be clear in your meeting or conversations what you mean when you say RYLA or DG or PHF.
RYLA = Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a weekend-long leadership training program for high school sophomores and juniors held locally at Caz College each July
DG = District Governor, the leader of our group of clubs, which includes 43 clubs in District 7150 covering CNY and the Mohawk Valley
PHF = Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honor in Rotary, this awards represents a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary International Foundation

invitation to ribbon cutting for new sign and benches along erie canal, baldwinsville, ny

SATURDAY, NOV 12, 2016

Baker High School

Check out the fun we had at this year's Senior Citizen Summer Picnic