Greetings to you.
At the outset, let me Congratulate you for taking over the leadership of the club for the year 2020/21.
We all should consider ourselves to be very fortunate that we are a member of a very reputed and extremely popular organisation called Rotary. Since its inception more than hundred years ago Rotary has done so many wonderful and life changing service projects that has benefitted many people and communities around the world for good.
Having said that, though Rotaract joined the Rotary family only in the sixties I must admit that Rotaractors have played a very significant role to put Rotary in a strong position that it is in today. The youths have contributed so much in service projects, RYLA, vocational training programmes, leadership to name a few. It is also very encouraging to see that many Rotaractors are gathering to open their own Rotary Clubs or joining various other Rotary Clubs.
Recognising the excellent contribution of the Rotaractors and the contribution that they have made in the growth of Rotary the Rotary International has decided in its last “Council of Legislation” meeting that Rotaract will no longer be a Programme of Rotary but a member of the Rotary International. In fact, from July 2022 Rotaractors will get the opportunity to pay a minimum fee and become the member of Rotary International. What a positive change the Rotary International has made and I would like to Congratulate each one of you for this achievement.
In the coming year 2020/21 as the serving District Governor I have made changes to include Rotaractors in various important District Committees. These inclusions will not only encourage Rotaractors but will also give a good exposure to them about Rotary and will motivate them and others to join and work for Rotary.
With the support of all the youths I look forward to work with you together in the year 2020/21 as Rotary is a platform where opportunities open not only to serve but to develop our own personalities. Therefore, let us take the advantage of RI President Rtn. Holgar Knaack’s theme of “Rotary Opens Opportunities.” with the mindset of “Together We Can” and work together to do good in the world.
Thank You and Good luck.