As Governor of Rotary International District 7710, let me welcome you to the home of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. We are a wonderfully dedicated group of almost 2,000 Rotarians spread across 46 clubs in central North Carolina.
Paul Harris founded Rotary, 111 years ago, to bring together people who share similar values including friendship, diversity, honesty, tolerance and peace. Today, Rotary has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries with the same values as at its founding in 1905.
You may be a young person in college or just starting your career, someone who has been in the workforce for a number of years, or an active retiree. Rotary can help you achieve your desire to give back to your community and the world while at the same time developing your leadership skills. We can engage you in local service projects that help children learn to read, work with those suffering from Alzheimer’s and their families, provide dental care to the underserved, and tackle the problem of food insecurity. Our international projects focus on peace and conflict prevention/resolution, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, disease prevention and treatment, and basic education and literacy. Rotary develops the next generation of leaders by offering Interact for high school students, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Youth Exchange to promote global understanding and peace.
Come join us, and “change the world for the better, forever, through Rotary’s service to humanity.”
Rotary International President, John F. Germ, has shared his vision for this Rotary year – Rotarians Serving Humanity. He says “We need more willing hands, more carrying hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward…The effects of our work, our decisions, will ripple out all over the world to people we’ll never meet but whose lives Rotary will change.”
Visit a local Rotary Club today and tell them Rusine invited you to meet some wonderful people doing remarkable acts of service that change lives for the better throughout the world.
Rusine Mitchell Sinclair
District Governor 2016-17
Rotary International District 7710