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!
Just a few more days of Rotary Connects the World -- not to say stop current projects and ongoing efforts. Can also get mentally prepared for Rotary Opens Opportunities.

Excellent start today with Change of Leadership Zoom Meeting.
 
Percy Hodgson, at the 1951 Rotary Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., was the 1949-50 Rotary International president credited with starting the tradition of crafting a theme. In the decades that followed, RI presidents introduced theme logos, lapel pins, ties, and scarves. Theme ties were introduced in the 1990s and are now crafted annually. Scarves first appeared in 1998-99. Many designs incorporate the theme logo for the year. Others, such as those selected by William Boyd from New Zealand and Sakuji Tanaka from Japan, use colors or imagery that reflects their home country.
This is another Educator Moment that requires some added time in order to fully benefit from the content. Yes, a Link is provided. 

Action Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why does Rotary have a new Action Plan?
 
A: The world today is not the same as it was when Rotary began in 1905. Demographics have shifted, the pace of change has accelerated, and technology has created new opportunities for connection and service. What hasn’t changed is a need for the values that define Rotary: fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership. With our new plan, we will honor our past and embrace our future. We can evolve and keep Rotary not only relevant but thriving.
 
Consider giving to the Disaster Response Fund to help Rotary clubs lead disaster recovery efforts, including projects related to COVID-19.
 
 
Today's MOMENT is relatively brief. However, suggest review the information included in the link within the MOMENT and provided here: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs Not proposing do it right away but do so piecemeal at your leisure. Once on the site click on each topic to Learn More.

Mary Greer Landon taught me something valuable this week. I mentioned that I was having problems opening the Link. Her advice was, "It worked right away. Just have to hold the control (Ctrl) button while you click it". Mary charged for her advice but I am doing it gratis.
Very useful information, about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in relation to END POLIO NOW is contained in this Educator Moment. Takes less than a minute to view the Bill Gates video on the top/left.

Also this week's, The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Informer (See the 2020-June-5 Weekly Bulletin HERE) contains on page 2, equally informative and personal action that should be considered regarding POLIO PLUS ----  required to be completed by June 1 - 20.

Today’s Educator Moment is quite lengthy and a little out of the norm.

The whole point is to draw attention to the historical caliber of Presidents of Rotary International. Just so happened PP Frank was President while I was Governor of District 7600 in 2000-2001.

PP Frank died May 27, 2020 at age 81 of pancreatic cancer that was discovered a few weeks ago but that he never wanted divulged. The surviving family included Spouse Gloria Rita and children Melanie, Stephanie and Jennifer Devlyn.

In the world of Rotary, Frank Devlyn was recognized as being one of the most sought – out speakers, constantly in demand for Rotary conferences and events.

His background gives good reason why he is considered by so many to be such a unique, successful leader.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CLUB BUSINESS | Rotary Club of Superstition MountainToday's Moment is brief but hopefully informing and acted upon as a chance(s) permit. Very simple --- whens one visits another club bring a Rotary Club Hampton Roads Banner to swap with the visited club. 

There is no cost for the Rotary Club Hampton Roads Banner. Please do not take a banner for your personal use.  
Worth taking a look at the Link in the Moment. Not saying to act on applying for a Rotary International sponsored credit card. I personally do not have one nor ever had one. Why? Use old geezer (AARP) one. Use retired military offer. Prefer to have the minimum number of cards.

In other words, take a look but make a judgement on your own circumstances.
 
Explore Rotary Global Rewards to find personal discounts and special offers.
Today’s Educator Moment reflects briefly upon current The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Leadership. TRF Trustees normally are ex-Directors of Rotary International and/or Past Presidents. I am aware of only one Rotarian that became a Trustee before becoming a Director.
 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The RI president-elect nominates the 12 trustees, who are elected by the RI Board to four-year terms. The current Chair and Chair-elect are depicted below.
 
Rotary is made up of three parts: Our Clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation.
 
The Rotary International Board of Directors establishes policy for Rotary International and provides guidance that helps our clubs thrive. Clubs elect the members of the Board (two of 19 depicted here) every year at the Rotary International Convention, and each director serves for two years.
 
May be a first multiple organization statement. KIWANIS-LIONS-OPTIMIST-ROTARY. The cause warrants it.
 
Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International
 
 
President Bob Herd of the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads in 1990-91 led the club in undertaking a district project called Project Lifeline to raise funds to purchase a bloodmobile for the American Red Cross in Norfolk. A total of $67K was raised. A mystery donor contributed a significant amount.  The total check was presented to Paul Regal, Executive Director Blood Services, Norfolk.
 
All club members participated by personal donations and visiting District 7600 clubs to solicit assistance. Bob and Chester Long were very instrumental in the club visit process.
Rotary members across Southern California assembled 30,000 face shields over a weekend to provide protection against COVID-19 for local health care facilities and first responders.
 
Watch their story on CBS Los Angeles: https://on.rotary.org/3dYmVHh.
 
First VIDEO at the top. Be patient. Must turn on audio too.  
 
Service Above Self BRAVO to Rotarians from Rotary District 5320!
 
Our mission. We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
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
 
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 www.myrotary.org 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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WHERE DO YOU STAND ON YOUR PERSONAL ROTARY FOUNDATIONS GIVING?  A CLICK OR TWO AND YOU CAN FIND OUT. 
 
TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER Member Access 
Rotary takes your privacy seriously. When registered for the Member Access section of the Web site, your personal information is secure from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
 
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.