The purpose of weekly Rotary Educator Moments is to give members and guest a deeper insight into the different activities and projects that Rotary is involved.
Here you will find past Rotary Educator Moments prepared and presented by Past RI Zone Director, Past DG and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads, Joe Mulkerrin. Enjoy!
April is Rotary Magazine Month
Does anyone ever see the Rotarian Magazine in their  Dentist's office?  Medical doctor's office? Your own office,  if have one. Not a bad idea to enable spreading the word ... ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD. 
The first issue of The National Rotarian was published in January l911. This 12-page tabloid was considered the best way to distribute an essay written by Rotary founder Paul Harris.

Please be aware that this Moment due to its brevity can only be taken with the realization that all the particulars cannot be covered here.

Background: The World Health Organization has declared the Covid-19 virus to be a pandemic. Rotary provides several options through which Rotarians can demonstrate their care and concern for their own communities and those around the world. Below is a range of grant options available to Rotarians to address this pandemic.

Today, it’s easy for Americans to take for granted being able to dive into a public swimming pool or sit in a crowded movie theater without worrying about contracting polio.
But that’s what life was like 80 years ago, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who had himself contracted polio in 1921 at age 39 — started the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.  
Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.
Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
The Moment contains two questions. Click and select the colored areas to reveal the answer. 
Where is the closest Rotaract Club to the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads?
Old Dominion University
Who is the sponsor of that Rotaract Club? Rotary Club of Norfolk
Rotary Club of Norfolk
The 2019 Council on Legislation amended the constitutional documents of Rotary International to include Rotaract clubs as a membership type. 
What happened in 1980? Who is being referred to in the 1942 entry? At least one person should know.
  • 1905 - First Rotary club organized in Chicago, Illinois, USA 
  • 1908 - Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA
  • 1910 - First Rotary convention held in Chicago
  • 1912 - First club outside US chartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1917 - Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation, established
Rotary Club of Hampton Roads dues per Member: $140 semi-annually.
District 7600 dues paid by club semi-annually:
  • $16 per member age 36 and above.
  • $8 per member age 35 and under
Rotary International dues paid by club semi-annually:
  • $34 per member.
  • $6 for The Rotarian magazine per member
The below excerpts come from Rotary’s Annual Report. Takes a few bucks to run an organization consisting of 1.2 million members in 35 thousand clubs. Somewhat above my paygrade. If you have any questions, let me know and I can forward the you the Report. R/Joe
There is no point in having a weekly Educator Moment unless each Member participates to some extent. Today’s test is not meant to be some sort of “gotcha”. Rather, it is meant to encourage all Members, long time and relatively new, to expend 5 minutes or so to keep abreast of old and new Rotary happenings.
Rotary uses its members’ skills and passion to build awareness, fundraise, and encourage governments to donate to and support polio eradication efforts. Over one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio.
Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of the peace centers.
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,200 fellows.
Related imageThe current Manual of Procedure which includes the updated Standard Rotary Club Constitution covers the Meeting Requirement. You can visit then hover over “Learning & Reference” then select “Governance Documents” from the drop down menu (third column from the left).
Virginia offers more than 250 Unique Plates for our citizens. These plates represent colleges and universities, branches of the military, localities and special interest organizations such as conservationists, professional organizations and hobbyists. And … Rotary International.
Unique Costs = $10 initially & annually $10.
This volume constitutes the first known codification of the general and permanent policies of Rotary International.  The decisions of the RI Board, the RI Conventions, and the RI Councils on Legislation in establishing such policies have been collected and compiled since 1910, but without any systematic arrangement.  Thousands of decisions were reviewed in preparing this Code, and many were found to be duplicative or outdated.  However, several hundred were found to still be in effect, and they are set forth in the Code.
Image result for rotary fellowshipsRotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
RI PRES. M. MALONEY Excerpts from NOV THE ROTARIAN Rotary Day at the United Nations, which is celebrated each November, is an important reminder of the historic relationship between our organizations. But this year’s event is even more important than usual, because we are building up to the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter in June 2020.
Classifications:  Rotary uses a classification system to establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the community's business, vocational, and professional interests among members and to develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects.
Harry Ruggles was the fifth man to join Paul Harris in conversation that led to the formation of the first Rotary club in Chicago in 1905. Harry was a fellow who enjoyed singing. At an early meeting of the fledgling group, Harry jumped on a chair and urged everyone to join him in song.
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Image result for rotary annual givingThe Annual Programs Fund is the primary source of unrestricted support for the programs of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Rotary is different from most community-based organizations partly because the other civic organizations often have professional executives who work for or with the board members. That gives the organization continuity, which is often lacking in a Rotary club.

Rotary is different because it is not only community-based but also worldwide and has developed service projects of great scope.