As a Rotarian in District 5050 you have an unique opportunity to publicize your business to other Rotarians at no charge. Go to the district website for a link or go directly to rotarynetworkingplus.com to list your business in this online directory.

 

Networking Plus

In the early years of Rotary, networking and fellowship were the main areas of focus for Paul Harris and his co-founders.

The concept of vocational service (which contains networking) is rooted in the Second Object of Rotary, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:

• High ethical standards in business and professions

• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations

• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

I want to highlight the second point….”recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.” Unfortunately, since the days of Paul Harris, the emphasis on recognizing vocations has faded to the point where some clubs fine their members for mentioning their businesses or professions.

Networking Plus is an attempt to validate vocational service as an valuable part of Rotary membership. The first step in this regard is the creation of an on-line directory which will allow District 5050 Rotarians to list their businesses. Each club member who wishes to do so can go to the link on the district site and enter their data at no charge. After confirmation of the Rotarian’s membership, the listing will be posted for all to see.

For more information go to the website listed above.

Denis Boyd DG