Inside the Rotarian, November, 2019
by Byron McNutt
There are a few things every Rotarian has in common: we play the hand we're dealt, we do the best we can, we ask the best of ourselves and we do what's possible...we identify as people of action.
When you attend our weekly meeting, we try to make people feel welcome and valued. We work hard to make our club irresistible and a priority for its members. It's an honor to be a member of the Rotary Club of Eagle River. If you believe you are of high moral character and have a desire to serve your community, contact a member of our club and you will be invited to attend a meeting to see for yourself the good things we do.
For Rotary to thrive in the future we need to recruit diverse young people. It is interesting to note that there are 1.8 billion young people on the planet between the ages of 10 and 24---the largest generation of youth the world has ever seen--and they are concentrated in the developing world, where many face poverty, violence and a dearth of educational opportunities.
Rotary International President Mark Maloney tells us that Rotary has a historic relationship with the United Nations. That's noteworthy now because 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter. Rotary played a critical leadership role in the San Francisco Conference that formed the UN in 1945. Rotary was one of 42 organizations the United States invited to serve as consultants to its delegation.
We have a deep and lasting relationship with the UN that deserves to be celebrated and appreciated, Maloney wrote in the November The Rotarian. The focus on the UN in the year ahead is not only about the past; it also lights a path to our future. There are so many parallels between the work we do through our areas of focus and the work of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
It should be noted: The Eagle River Club now meets at Chef Rene's at the Eagle River Inn...located on Hwy. 70 West. Lunch is served at 11:45 am on Mondays.
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