Winters Rotary demotes President

John Barbee of Winters Rotary says “Rotary is not one man’s job, or one woman’s job, it is the job of the community and of the club, it takes more than club members to make a successful year.”

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The first Rotary meeting was held in 1905, before the organization formally existed. Rotary International was officially founded in 1912, and adopted the famous gear wheel emblem in 1929. It is the oldest and largest social welfare organization, with 1.23 million members holding weekly meetings in almost every territory and country around the world. Rotary International is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt welfare organization, most known for their Flagship Program to end Polio. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries… that’s 99.9% since they began vaccinating children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotarians world-wide practice The Four-Way Test as a moral code for personal and business relationships and as a method for evaluating the worthiness “of things we think, say, or do.”  First, is it the truth Second, is it fair to all concerned? Third, will it build goodwill and better friendships? Fourth, will it be beneficial to all concerned?  Rotary International has rare a five star, Perfect 100 rating from Charity Navigator for executing its mission, “in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities.” This July begins another exciting cycle of leadership for Winters Rotarians. The gavel is passed to Todd Cutler, Superintendent of Winters Joint Unified School District. He will carry out his presidential term through July 2019. Cutler’s board and committees have been hand-selected and primed for a strong start. A comprehensive calendar of weekly events and services to the community are scheduled for both members and private citizens to enjoy throughout his term. Cutler is well known in the club and community for his forward thinking and being community service oriented. During Cutler’s presidential term Winters can anticipate much community involvement. The club uses all hands action for fun interactive programs like food drives, toy drives, community clean up and a school literacy day for Rominger and Waggoner school children. These events welcome participation from members and non members alike. As Barbee said, “A successful year takes a community.” For more information on Rotary of Winters, luncheon meetings are held Thursdays at noon in the De Vilbiss Room at Buckhorn Restaurant at 2 Main St. in downtown Winters. Sign up online at ]]>

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