Economic Growth
Education Support
Environ- ment
Health & Disease
Mother Children
Peace & Conflict
Water Waste Hygiene
1 Minute A Day - 60 Heart Beats❤️Each day has 1440 minutes (60 min * 24 hrs). One minute equals 0.07% of a day or about 60 heart beats. We encourage each member of our eClub (or eFriend) to invest an average of 1 minute each day in service including committing random acts of kindness, empowering others, or creating a better world in some other way. Traditional clubs consume at least 60 minutes a week sitting in a meeting, which is 53 minutes more than 1 minute each day for a week. Investing 7 minutes a week is 88% less time than a single 1 hour traditional meeting (without including transportation :-) Plus, you are rewarded by saving $500+ ($10/meal times 50 meetings/year).
Averaging one minute a day totals 6 hours for an entire year leaving you 8,730 hours or 99.93% of the year for other activities. Your example will shine a light and send a signal to motivate and encourage others.
Please record your Act of Service or Random Act of Kindness on the form below. Our club does not give certificates for attendance at meetings. We give acknowledgement for acts of service! What you measure and reward becomes the focus. We encourage every other club to measure both Member Average Service (MAS) and the Ratio of Direct Service to all other club service (RDS) (Help lead by example by placing acts of service as the true measure above money or meeting time.)
"I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Helen Keller (blind & deaf but willing to try.)
Member Average Service (MAS)Total Direct Service Minutes / Total Members yearlyService Types Defined (only #1 counts towards MAS):1-Direct Service Outside Club (any hands on direct help by member)2-Club Meetings (any meeting)3-Fundraising (ex. Golf tournament, raffle, selling, etc)4-Club Fellowship (not meeting or fundraising club social events)5-Club Service (newsletter, website, etc…)
The world could use one more Hero setting a Good Example and creating Hope .... are you available today for just 1 minute ;-)Carpe Diem with Action ... send ripples ... be the change ... not tomorrow, but today ...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. --- Margaret Mead
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success. --- Dorothea Brande
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
7 Rotary Focus Areas with related RAGs (Rotary Action Groups)Note: Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field. Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects. (More: Rotary Action Groups annual report.)1) Economic Community GrowthWe carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.RAG: Community Economic Development | Disaster Assistance 2) Education SupportMore than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.RAG: Basic Education and Literacy 3) Environmental ProtectionRotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.RAG: Endangered Species | Environmental Sustainability 4) Health & DiseaseWe educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.RAG: Addiction Prevention | Alzheimer's/Dementia | Blindness Prevention | Blood Donation | Diabetes | Family Health/AIDS Prevention | Health Education and Wellness | Hearing | Hepatitis Eradication | Malaria |Mental Health | Multiple Sclerosis | Polio Survivors | 5) Mother/Child SupportNearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.RAG: Clubfoot | Reproductive Maternal and Child Health 6) Peace & Conflict ResolutionRotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.RAG: Domestic Violence Prevention | Peace | Refugees | Slavery Prevention 7) Water, Sanitation, and HygieneWe support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.RAG: Menstrual Health and Hygiene | Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
8) Other/MultiFood Plant Solutions

Disease Prevention Treatment

Economic Community Growth

Education Support

Environmental Protection

Mother/Child Support

Peace & Conflict Resolution