Are we who we say we are? By PDG Mohamed Delawar

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Are We Who We Say We Are?March 2015Identify how Rotary clubs can promote the core values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.Share ways that clubs represent the core values.Collaborate on innovative ways that clubs can better represent Rotarys core values.Learning Objectives#Is a philosophical statement of Rotarys purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. 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:FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarians occupation as an opportunity to serve society;THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarians personal, business, and community life;FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Object of Rotary #Rotary Mission OUR MISSIONWe provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.#Core ValuesOur values drive the intent and direction of the organizations leadership. These core values are:FELLOWSHIP AND GLOBAL UNDERSTANDINGWe build lifelong relationships.ETHICS AND INTEGRITYWe honor our commitments.DIVERSITYWe connect diverse perspectives.VOCATIONAL EXPERTISE, SERVICE, AND LEADERSHIPWe apply our leadership and expertise to solve social issues.

#(Can be used as a reference during the session)Ethics & Integrity Promoting integrity through ethical behavior is an essential part of what it means to be aRotarian. Two standards developed by Rotarians to provide a road map for ethical behavior in the workplace and other areas of life.The Four-Way Test The Rotary Code of Conduct

#The Four Way TestThe Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships:Of the things we think, say or doIs it the TRUTH?Is it FAIR to all concerned?Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPSWill it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?# ROTARIAN CODE OF CONDUCT As a Rotarian, I will:1. Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life2. Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect3. Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve peoples quality of life in my community and in the world4. Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians#ClassificationWhat first brought you to Rotary? In all likelihood, someone identified you as a prospective Rotarian because you are a respected member of your business or professional field in Rotary parlance, your classification. Each Rotary clubs membership represents a cross-section of its communitys business and professional population, which ensures diversity in experiences and perspectives.Just as Rotarians represent their vocations in Rotary, so do they represent Rotary in their vocations.#Avenues of ServiceWe channel our commitment to service through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs.#Areas of FocusWe direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact.

Promoting peaceFighting diseaseProviding clean waterSaving mothers and childrenSupporting educationGrowing local economies#It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.Jane AustinAre We Who We Say We Are?You will answer this question next Rotary Year#13


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