I am pleased to share some thoughts with Rotaractors through Rotaract News.

This is a historical moment in Rotary’s history. With the passing of the COL Rotaract resolution, Rotaract now has a different and elevated status; as a partner and not just another programme of Rotary. Rotaract is the future of Rotary.

As the new Rotary-Rotaract year begins I would like to tell you that as Rotaract leaders you must think differently. Think newer, bolder thoughts to manage your clubs, develop your leadership abilities and work with the community. In leadership, timing is crucial. When you move is as important as What you do. Your special year is around the corner; seize the moment. There is a wick within you waiting to become the light. Let your inner flame burn brightly. Light the Flame and Lead The Way.

But remember one thing. Thinking is good. It plays an important role in success. It helps you strategise. But just thinking will not bring you success. The difference between the thinker who succeeds and the thinker who doesn’t is this — the thinker who succeeds also ACTS. Now is the time for action.

Do you want to lose weight? Then get on the treadmill — Act.

Do you want to gain wealth? Then save your money and invest — Act.

You want your club to be vibrant? Then reach out for new members and bring them in — Act.

You want your club to be effective — concentrate on the twin pillars, leadership and service — Act.

I am happy to share with you that all District Rotaract Representatives of Zones 4, 5, 6, 7 will be attending and participating in the Rotary Zone Institute at Indore from Dec 6–8, 2019. Get in touch with your district governor to take this zone initiative forward and ensure your presence. Rotaract News is slowly but surely making its own place as a magazine of substance and good content. Do make best use of it. Compliments to outgoing RI Director C Basker and Editor Rasheeda Bhagat for this initiative and bringing out a high quality ‘first-of-its-kind’ Rotaract magazine.

I see joint meetings and activities between Rotaract and Rotary as a good way forward for both. I have a sense that this is the shape of our future. Focus your energy on your priorities, on what you want to achieve. You will succeed beyond your imagination.

Madhavi joins me in conveying best wishes to all Rotaractors of our Zones for 2019–20.

Be the Torchbearers as Rotary Connects the World.

Bharat Pandya
RI Director, Zones 4 and 7

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