Rotarians are being asked to help their communities around Valentine’s Day 2017
The 2017 Rotary Has Heart program is a Community Service Program which is a continuation from last year’s program, originally initiated by PRID Anne L. Matthews and expanded by PRID Robert Hall and now continued by RID Joe Mulkerrin. We want all of our approximately 1600 clubs in the 29 districts in Zones 33 and 34 to do a community service project in the 1st quarter of 2017and let the community be aware of what Rotary is doing. We can help those in need and improve Rotary’s image in each of our communities at the same time. The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board consider this awareness a critical element in our membership strategy which is key to Rotary’s future. This is especially important in North America. Therefore, publicity is a key requirement for Rotary Has Heart.
Director Mulkerrin announced a recognition program in which all clubs and districts can participate. Zone 33 and Zone 34 RPICs Brenda Shaw and Betsy Owen will coordinate the program working with and through their respective ARPICs. Each Governor will select what is considered to be the best Rotary Has Heart club community service project with related publicity in the district. A club president from Zone 33 and Zone 34 will receive 1,000 Paul Harris recognition points plus a certificate and be recognized at all events after the deadline. The two club presidents can use the 1,000 recognition points to honor a Rotarian or non-Rotarian who has made a significant contribution to their community. The District Governors in each Zone with the highest percentage of participation will receive a painting by George Lewis to auction off to raise funds for PolioPlus or a Water Project or one of the six Areas of Focus.
Director Joe Mulkerrin believes that with this single focus we will not only show Rotary Serving Humanity but will also capture the attention of so many people who are willing to support our causes and want to become one of us. We expect some of our clubs will join together to organize a community wide effort, while others will participate in a less demanding although just as important way. Whatever way your club chooses to participate, we hope you will bear the Rotary banner proudly and tell your story boldly. After all, Rotary Has Heart and there is no better way to show this collectively than during this first quarter that holds Valentine’s Day. If you need help please contact any of the people below.
Zone 33: Brenda Shaw - RPIC- firstname.lastname@example.org , Ken Dresser - ARPIC - email@example.com, Vanessa Ervin – ARPIC - firstname.lastname@example.org, Herb McClaugherty - ARPIC - email@example.com, Alex Wilkins - ARPIC – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zone 34: Betsy Owen – RPIC – email@example.com, Sheila Bethel – ARPIC – Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org , Carol Colon – ARPIC – email@example.com, Jamie Mick – ARPIC – firstname.lastname@example.org