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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL is a Global Network of more 33,000 Rotary Clubs in 171 countries with more than 1.3 million members worldwide. Rotarians are are business and professional persons who subscribe to the motto "Service Above Self", volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace. Rotarians encourage high ethical standards and carry out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment. Rotary was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA 1905 as the world's first volunteer service organization. Rotary District 6080 is located in southwest and central Missouri, USA, and includes 50 Rotary Clubs with more than 3,000 members. The eradication of polio is a special priority for Rotary International, which made a commitment to immunize the world’s children against polio in 1985 and became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative three years later. The other partners are the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.
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Rotary District 6080Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 3:14pm
Note: For clarification purposes, please read the following about the Council on Legislation's Enactment about welcoming Rotaractors to Rotary.

Rotaract clubs will now be considered a part of Rotary International, as opposed to a program of RI, following a vote by the Council.

On the morning of its last day, the Council approved 381-134 a measure that acknowledges Rotaract clubs in the RI Constitution and Bylaws and elevates them as an important member of the Rotary family. Rotaract clubs will continue to have their own standard constitution but will receive greater support from RI.

"We need to be an inspiration to our young partners, so they will continue doing the great service that they do," said RI President Barry Rassin, who presented the measure. "This sends a strong message that they are truly our partners in service."

Rassin stressed that many of the other aspects of Rotaract clubs will remain the same. Rotary clubs will still sponsor Rotaract clubs, and will still support them. Rotaractors will also not be considered Rotarians, and will retain their own unique club experience. The measure simply broadens the definition of membership in RI to include Rotaract clubs.

The benefit to Rotary is the ability to learn more about Rotaractors and improve the support and resources it offers to help Rotaract grow. As Rotaractors become our partners in service, we will be able to better track their impact and expand our reach, supporters said.

(As an aside, individuals are technically not members of RI. Clubs are members of RI. This distinction helps explain why Rotaract clubs will now become members of RI, while the club's members remain Rotaractors and not Rotarians.)

Historical footnote: This is also the first time a sitting RI President has ever proposed an item to the Council.
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Rotary District 6080 shared a post.Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 1:36pm
During the Council on Legislation this week, I proposed 19-72, a legislative item that would have formally recognized Rotaract clubs as our true partners in service by admitting them as members of Rotary International. Over the past year I have talked openly and often about how Rotaract is a vital member of our Rotary family and how we need to work to strengthen Rotaract and recognize the immeasurable contributions they make to our organization. The strength of Rotaract is one that we cannot afford to undervalue or take for granted.

This enactment would not have changed the separate identity that Rotaractors currently enjoy, nor would it change the unique Rotaract club experience. Rather, it would have allowed for Rotaractors to be elevated within our organization, and recognized as a valued and unique club type rather than just a Rotary program.

Despite my best efforts and positive discussion, 19-72 was narrowly defeated. However, it’s clear that a significant number of the Rotarian delegates agreed with the proposed enactment and I hope that all Rotarians will apply the spirit of this enactment to recognize Rotaractors as our true partners in Service now and in the future.

Rotaractors, I would love to hear from you. What are your thoughts? Should this item be reconsidered? #ElevateRotaract

RI President Barry Rassin
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Rotary District 6080 shared a post.Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 10:34am

Hey Rotary Clubs! April 30th is our deadline! Solidify your student selections and get them signed up!! πŸ˜πŸ€Ÿβœ…
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Rotary District 6080 shared a post.Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 2:32am
Rotary International President Mark Maloney addressing Show Me PETS.
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Rotary District 6080 shared a post.Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 2:32am
Past district governor Steve Dulle and Diane made it back from Texas for the Rotary PETS weekend and brought Dudley with them.
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Rotary District 6080 shared a post.Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 2:31am
Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin and Joan Firley with Rotary international president elect Mark Maloney at Show Me PETS. Allen Huggins is in the background.