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THE FUTURE OF ROTARY IS IN ROTARACTORS’ HANDS (Editorial Proper, The First Light, the Official Newsletter of RACSPE)

The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

The personal pronoun “your” in the preceding line pertains as it intends to-  to the Rotarians, as in Rotarians’ hands.  President Kenny is very vocal in addressing his fellow Rotarians to strengthen club membership for Rotary to survive.

To wit, the following lines are extracted from one of his messages- “In Rotary, everything we are, and everything we aspire to become, lies in the Rotarians in their clubs.  If our clubs are congenial and our meetings well run, if our service is carefully planned and competently carried out, if our members are qualified, honest, and respected in their vocations and communities, then all Rotary will thrive.  This is why  I say The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands.”

Nevertheless, “Rotaractors” may also be placed in stead of “Your”, thus– The future of Rotary is in Rotaractors’ Hands.  In fact, it is stated in the Standard Rotaract Club Constitution under Article II (Purpose and Goals) that one of the goals of Rotaract is to motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.

The future of Rotary is in Rotarians’ hands but since Rotaract clubs are the best training grounds for Rotarians it is not wrong to deduce that the future of Rotary is in Rotaractors’ hands.

The functions of Rotary  and Rotaract are basically the same.

Just like Rotarians, Rotaractors are well-versed in Rotary matters.  Rotaractors know the history and the constitution of the Rotary.

Rotaractors know the “The Four-Way Test” by heart and they use it as the basis of their actions and actuations.

Rotaractors know the “Four Avenues of Service”, and they know how to implement them.

Rotaractors know the communities  that need help the most and they know how to help them.

Notwithstanding, the best way to say it is– The Future of Rotary is in Rotarians’ and Rotaractors’ Hands.

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