This year the theme for Rotary clubs throughout the world is “Serve to Change Lives”. Shekhar Mehta, the Rotary International president for 2021-22, selected this theme based on the impact on himself of his own experience in participating in service projects through Rotary. His work in Rotary changed him as a person and made him empathise more with the needs of others.
As Rotarians we always seek to serve the community and we live up to the ideals of service above self. We work on hands-on projects and raise funds for worthy causes that assist disadvantaged and deserving people. The work we do and our relationship with our community and those we help changes us as individuals.
We live in a fast-changing world with a pandemic and disasters throughout the globe and on our doorstep. Our club participates in many local and overseas projects by providing manpower, materials, or funds. We do this because of the satisfaction we get from serving others and embracing humanity. Quoting Shekhar Mehta “Service is the rent I pay for the space I occupy on this earth, and I want to be a good tenant of this earth.”
Life as a member of our Rotary club is not only about work – we also have a lot of fun with social events and get-togethers when permitted by lockdowns.
Our club embraces diversity and has a good mix of women and men members. We are flexible and open to change. We value the opinion and contributions of all our members and our community of friends and supporters.
In 2021-22 our club’s monthly meeting schedule will be as follows
1st Tuesday – Planning meeting at Box Hill Institute to discuss projects, events and plans
3rd Tuesday – Guest speaker on Zoom or in person at Box Hill Institute
4th and 5th Tuesdays- Social events or vocational visits
When circumstances permit after meetings at Box Hill Institute club members and guests adjourn to the neighbouring RSL Club for a meal, friendship and social chit-chat.
If you would like to attend one of our meetings or require any additional information about our club, please contact us by email at email@example.com
Joe Somers and David Winter