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Sat, Aug 18, 2018
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jasonleoOur District Governor, Leo Patterson, and his wife, Linda, visited us to share their experience with Rotary and deliver an inspirational message from our RI President, Kalyan Banerjee.  "Reach within to embrace humanity"
You will recognize "Reach within to embrace humanity" as this year's Rotary theme.  A renewed challenge was made to all Rotarians to remember why you joined Rotary and then commit ourselves to setting and accomplishing our goals as individuals and as a club.
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Gov. Patterson was a member of the Mendota club for 13 years and then transferred to the Dixon club where he is now.  He reminded us of upcoming Rotary events and encourage participation.  Gov. Patterson also suggested several excellent program ideas for future consideration.
  • Membership
  • Objective
  • Four Way Test

How YOU were chosen to be a Member of ROTARY

  1. A member of this Rotary Club sponsored your membership.
  2. Our Classification Committee verified your occupation and agreed:
    • that you hold an important position in your firm
    • that you are an outstanding leader in your vocation
    • that the classification being loaned to you was not already represented in our Club.
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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster.

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.
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The Four-Way Test of the things We Think, Say or Do

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

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