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International Director visits BEL Rotary Club

by Susan Davidson

At the meeting of December 2, the BEL Rotary Club had the honor of welcoming Rotary International Director Bryn Styles.

Styles is a member of the Rotary International Board of Directors and through this passion and commitment, furthers the work of Rotary.

He challenged club members to reflect on their own motivation for involvement in Rotary: the fellowship, the speakers and the opportunity to network with other like-minded colleagues, or the opportunity for service work.

Styles challenged members to consider the ways Rotary influences the community, and reminded them that technology has made the global community the local community.

He also encouraged members to work with youth. “If we truly want a peaceful tomorrow we have to work with our youth of today. We also have to ensure that our clubs and our work reflect the diversity of our communities,” Styles said.

“Rotary meets needs, but is more than strictly a service organization. It defines who we are and our core values. It reflects leadership, diversity, high ethical standards and integrity as well as fellowship and service.”

Styles reminded the club that the work of Rotary is done at the club level. If change is going to be made in the world it must come from every Rotarian in every club: working to provide food, water, shelter, education and a better world for our children.

Whatever the reason for membership, Rotarians were reminded that they are part of the power and influence of Rotary and each person can make a difference in the world.

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