Posted by Mike Slovak
An Open Letter to All Members of Rotary District 7120.
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
When Jo and I visited each of your clubs, I asked you to consider making a commitment to put aside at least 30 cents ($.30) each day toward your annual Rotary Foundation Giving. Doing the math this comes to $39.90 as of November 10, 2018, but I would prefer to think of the approaching holiday of Thanksgiving as a milestone which would bring the amount to $43.50.
I’m asking all of us to consider the blessings we have in the good times as well as the bad. I’m asking you to consider the estimated 16,000 children who die each day around the world for an estimated 5.8 million yearly. I’m asking you to consider the 138 million children who will never know what it is like to be able to play or have fun because they are “child laborers”, victims of human trafficking and who have a life expectancy of 14 years. I’m asking you to think about those struggling with addictions and much, much more.
We ARE making a difference, but we have to keep up the effort. Please consider joining me in making a special contribution at this season of Thanksgiving of $43.50. I will be giving my club treasurer my check this week. Please join me in making our vision statement real!
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season!
Take Care,
I’m not here to watch the world change,
I’m here to participate and ensure it changes for the good.
Won’t you join me? I’m a Rotarian – We Are “People of Action”!
Mike Slovak
Rotary International District 7120
District Governor 2018-19