Rotary District 7090 Gov. Rick Sterne met with Rotary Club of Jamestown members at a recent meeting.
Sterne explained his goals for the coming year, which include:
Peace Through Service, which includes conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation, maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; as well as economic and community development. To achieve the goal, each club must complete a Peace Through Service project.
From left are Rotary District 7090 Gov. Rick Sterne and Bill Tucker, Rotary Club of Jamestown president.
Continued support of the Polio Plus Campaign. To date two billion children have been vaccinated and there have been fewer than 200 new cases of polio diagnosed this year. Rotary has raised more than $1.2 billion to date and has met and exceeded the Bill and Melinda Gates Challenge. Rotary International has pledged another $75 million over the next three years. To achieve this goal each club must continue to support the project, Sterne said.
High Five. Sterne's theme is to have fun at Rotary. He asks each club to focus on the three P's - people. programs and projects. He also asks Rotary Club members to make the Rotary Foundation their charity of choice when making donations.
New Generations - Sterne encouraged each club to think of ways to bring younger people into the Rotary family through such initiatives as Early Act, Interact and Rotaract clubs. Sterne also said Rotarians should continue to support the Youth Exchange program, with which the Rotary Club of Jamestown is very involved.
Sterne's parting quote was, "It's not what you get in life that is important, it's what you give."