Rtr. Sneha Shakya
District Rotaract Representative
Rotaract District Council
Gita and I congratulate you and your team as well as all incoming District Rotaract and President for successful Rota year 2019-20. We are with you all to serve the needy Community and international brotherhood and fellowship, peace and prosperity of mankind.
To grow ourselves and our families of Rotary and Rotaract and Interact we have improved our communications and contact with each other. That is why this year's theme is "Rotary Connects the World ".
Rotary International President Mark Maloney is encouraging us to build more community-based Rotaract Clubs and Interact entities. You are our youth and potentially are the future Rotarians. You can be a key factor in the future growth of the Rotary movement. Therefore, we must be connected with each other. We are proud to say our Rotaractors are well-positioned in this region but we must work hard to make it more vibrant and visible in our Communities.
Another area of emphasis concerns membership growth. The Rotary movement has a membership profile that is rapidly aging and is also not growing in numbers. Please do continue to recruit new and younger members. Make use of social media to attract and engage the younger ones.
Rotary International is encouraging Rotary, Rotaract Clubs to partner with other Rotary & Rotaract clubs and outside parties in the area of service projects. The partnership will enable Rotary and Rotaract clubs to increase the size of their projects, raise their public profile and will ultimately result in a greater impact on our communities.
RI is also asking clubs to explore joint-club projects as the sharing of costs will enable clubs to take on larger scale projects. Please continue the good work and step up such projects to inspire others to do the same.
We live in a world which is experiencing dramatic changes brought about by the rapid advancement in technology. I urge all Rotaractors to allow a transformation of mindset to welcome such changes. Be open to new ideas and new ways of doing Rotaractor activities. Make good use of Rotary's IT platform My Rotary and Club Central. Our revamped IT platform can serve as a very useful tool for us.
I like to remind all Rotaractors not to forget about the importance of fellowship. Good bonding enables clubs not only to retain members but also to make members more enthusiastic.
We are always with you all. May your year be full of events, activities, and projects that will inspire others.
Regards and Jay Rotary.
Kiran Lal Shrestha