Posted by Jack Harig
Greeting Rotarian's and Friends of Rotary and hopes for a blessed new year. I write you in celebration of the gift of Rotary my Dad gave me 62 years a go when he invited me to become a Rotarian. I invite you to think again about who invited you to join Rotary followed by answering for your self several simple questions.
1. Why did I join Rotary?
2. What did I expect Rotary to do for me?
3. What did I expect to offer to Rotary, my community, and the world of Rotary?
4. Have I reached my goals for service to my vocation, myself, my family and the World of Rotary?
After almost 109 years the Rotary Club of Akron remains our communities leading service organization. Akron Rotary has a new home meeting place at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 129 South Union Street Akron, OH 44304.
As a refresher please read the following about Rotary's 5 Avenues of Service for you to choose from.

Avenues of Service
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
1) Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

2) Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.

3) 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.  Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.

4) 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.

5)  Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
Jack Harig
PDG 2003-04 Rotary District 6630
PH: 330-644-9862