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A Message from Our Club President
As we move forward The Theme for the 2023/2024 Rotary Year “Create Hope in the World” allows us to offer Hope to “Others”. I have been reminded that “Small deeds done are better than Big Deeds dreamed”. (Peter Marshall).
The Rotary Club of Barrie have many great projects where we raise money to give “Hope” to some folk who have challenges in life that we just can’t imagine. This year we will continue to work on these projects! It is also important that we as Rotarians are aware of those we come in contact with who may just need someone to care…again sometimes it is those small deeds that can make a huge difference. As Rotarians – it isn’t just about getting together for a meeting once a week – we represent a group of committed members.
Another focus of our year will be “The Four Way Test” –
- Is it the TRUTH
- Is it FAIR to all Concerned
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all Concerned
Each and every member is needed to support the Directors in their Committees and I challenge you to attend those meetings and make a contribution with ideas and signing up for the projects. Can you just imagine the “Hope” that we can create!
I chose to support the Polio Plus – because when the Salk Vaccine was first developed (don’t look at dates) they were looking for volunteers to do blood tests to see if they got the real vaccine – I had no idea what this entailed says someone who does not like needles and being “very young” I signed up – and after the 4 blood tests it was determined that I had received the real vaccine. By being a “Polio Pioneer” I hope I was able to be a part of helping prevent polio in “others”.
It has been said “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
President, Rotary Club of Barrie
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THE PROCEEDS GENERATED FROM OUR PROJECTS ARE REINVESTED DIRECTLY INTO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, SUPPORTING A DIVERSE RANGE OF INITIATIVES AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE PROVIDERS, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
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