“September is Basic Education and Literacy Month”

Rotary All Stars, as we enter the end of our first quarter of the Rotary New year, there is a focus on basic education and literacy.   

“Every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination.  59 million children around the world don’t have access to basic education.  Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors all over the world are taking action to enhance basic education and literacy in their communities.”  (Rotary Service Connections)

How is your club making basic education and literacy a priority?


How is your club making basic education and literacy a priority?

  • EarlyActFirstKnight®
  • Early Act
  • Interact
  • Rotaract
  • Scholarships
  • Mentorships
  • Student Achiever Awards
  • Dictionary Project
  • Donations to Literacy Centers …

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation enabled District Grants to be awarded RY 2016-17 to our clubs for basic education and literacy for projects such as:

  • El Cenizo Public Library Project
  • Live Oak Learning Center Leader in Me Enhancement
  • 5th Annual Feed, Fit, and Read
  • Literacy Tutorial Program for the Literacy Volunteers for Laredo
  • Computer Laboratory for Miguel F. Martinez Elementary School
  • Is There a Limit to Their Horizons? Robotics in the Classroom
  • Ready for School
  • Flour Bluff School Readiness – Supporting At-Risk Children
  • Con Mis Manos Basic Education, Literacy and Child Health Project
  • District 5930 Veterans Scholarship  (Application deadline October 15, 2016)
  • District 5930 Costa Rica Scholars

You owe it to yourself, your club, and the community you serve to “sharpen your saw” as well.

Habit #7 in Steve Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is called “Sharpen the Saw.” Covey uses the common analogy of a woodcutter who is sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. The process of cutting dulls the blade. So the solution is to periodically sharpen the saw.

REGISTER NOW - We have two district opportunities for you to “sharpen your saw” in September.

  • September 16-18, McAllen, Texas:  Multi-District Reunion International. Fun, Fellowship, Global project collaborations and motivational speakers.  Registration is open on our district website.
  • September 24th TAMU-Kingsville:  3 ‘n 1 Seminar (Membership, Foundation, and Public Image/Rotary Awareness).

Begin the fun and fellowship by carpooling with your friends or even arranging for a bus with your fellow Rotarians for a day of Fun, Fellowship, good Food and new Rotary information and resources.

  • 9 new interactive breakout sessions
  • 2 General sessions packed with Rotary News and surprises  
  • “Gear Up! Fly High” with Sherri Muniz, Regional Rotary Coordinator Membership, Zone 21b, 2016-19
  • “Leverage Your Foundation Flight Plan” with the Rotary International Annual Giving Officer, Christine Gordecki
  • Touch and Go sessions “You have questions; We have answers” on club Insurance, Rotary Global Awards, Rotary Club Central, Club Runner, Ignite membership toolkit, Public Image and Rotary Awareness resources. The “Gov” and Governor’s Aide will be available for you to stop by and visit.

3 ‘n 1 Agenda, Flyer and registration information is on the District website

It’s time to “sharpen your saw?” REGISTER NOW!

Thank you for the warm hospitality as I continue the official clubs visits and board meetings.

Together we will continue to Fly High with Rotary Serving Humanity.

Rotary International District 5930
District Governor 2016-17
Deborah High

For more about DG Debbie’s passion for literacy and education <click here>

Note:  The “how to” video mentioned included “kids in the kitchen” with Rotarian Michael High (11 years old at the time) showing “kids can cook.”