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Rotary Opens Opportunities

2020-21 Theme logo - Rotary Opens Opportunities

RI President-elect Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.

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Statement from Rotary International

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

Rotary International is closely monitoring the pandemic of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and continuously assessing the potential impact on Rotary operations, events, and members.

Your health and safety are always our top priorities. 

In the near term, Rotary International recommends that districts and Rotary and Rotaract clubs meet virtually, cancel, or postpone meetings and events following the advice of national and local health officials. 

Rotary encourages members and their families to take precautions to protect themselves from contracting the virus by: washing your hands often and thoroughly, putting distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, and staying home if you are sick.

Find more information from Rotary International here
Registration and insurance documents for the June 6 RYLA event are currently available under 'Download Files' on the left side of our website. 
Please see the attached YouTube links for two television programs that are ready for distribution.  Both programs should be of interest to the general public.
 
The program on THE HOPE INITIATIVE should be of particular interest to the Law Enforcement,  Emergency Responders, and those working in  addiction treatment.
 
The program on the Brain and Addiction will be of value to youth, educators, social workers,  and those parents and professionals who are working to prevent addiction or respond positively to those who are already suffering from the disease of addiction.
 
Please feel free to share these video with your local public access television stations and anyone in your community who is concerned with the Opioid Crisis   As a Rotary project, these programs are being offered  to the public at no cost.
 
Please contact Rotarian Dave Mangs for more information.