我為何會成為一位扶輪社員?

Why I Am A Rotarian?

年度計劃基金策略顧問SA—前總監許勝傑PDG Archi翻譯  2006/01/30


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在我先生推薦我成為社員之前,我先生已經是位三年社齡的扶輪社員。每個月,我期待著英文扶輪月刊而且閱讀每一個字。我也會與我先生Ken評論著他所屬的一種〝純淨〞的組織。他最後決定也許在扶輪裡我也可有一席之地。他也許後悔當初的決定因為現在我對扶輪的愛已無止盡。

My husband was a Rotarian for 3 years before he proposed me for membership. Each month I would wait for The Rotarian and read every word. I would comment to Ken that this was a “neat” organization he belonged to. He finally decided that maybe I had a place in Rotary. He has possibly regretted that decision because my love of Rotary now knows no bounds.

我是一位扶輪社員因為我是完完全全的投入扶輪的工作 扶輪的動力和它的120萬位社員(或是240萬雙〝手〞) — 並和扶輪基金會工作。加摻雜著扶輪的聯誼和服務我的扶輪社和社區的機會我覺得我是實在是感激已被介紹參與這麼好的奉獻〝超我服務〞夥伴網絡。

I am a Rotarian because I am totally committed to the work of Rotary – the power of Rotary and its 1.2 million members (or 2.4 million “hands”) – and the work of the Rotary Foundation. Compound that with the fellowship of Rotary and the opportunity to serve my club and community – and I feel truly blessed to have been introduced to this wonderful network of comrades dedicated to “Service Above Self.”

雖然我還不是位扶輪基金會巨額捐獻人,但我是一位扶輪運動的主力捐獻者。我與我們的扶輪社的新社員、與我們的扶少團、與我們地區新來的和那些不了解扶輪的人來分享我對扶輪熱情是我生活的一部份。我知道我在扶輪裡所做的每一件事,無論大小都會對我的扶輪社、我的社區、我的職業上的專業知識和我的世界有所助益。我知道捐獻扶輪基金會的每一塊錢 (或是使其他人捐獻的)都到一個崇高的動機 而且是最高標準的管理。我知道我微小的地位在這地球上是有價值的而且透過扶輪的力量和它的許多〝手〞而倍增。

I am not a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation – yet. But I am a major donor to the cause of Rotary. The joy of sharing my passion for Rotary with our club’s new members, with our Interact Club, with our district up and comers and with those who know nothing about Rotary is part of my life. I know that everything I do in Rotary, no matter how small, benefits my club, my community, my professional expertise and my world. I know that every dollar I contribute (or get others to contribute) to the Rotary Foundation goes to a noble cause – and is administered with the highest of standards. I know that my small place on this earth counts – and is multiplied through the power of Rotary and it’s many “hands.”

扶輪的計畫和它的基金會是掌握在我們的手中 假使我們會使用他們。我們所受益的會多於那些我們曾服務過的 且會帶來眾多的喜悅和滿意。在我15年的扶輪社員經歷中成為我的朋友都是無價的且不可被取代的並且如果不是扶輪已成為我生命的一部份,這些是不可能的。因為扶輪我成為一個更好的人。我希望我們的世界因為我成ㄧ位扶輪人而更加美好。

The programs of Rotary and its foundation are at our fingertips – if we will only use them. We benefit more than those we are serving – and that brings great joy and satisfaction. The friends I have made during my 15 years of Rotary membership are priceless and irreplaceable – and would not have been possible were it not for Rotary being part of my life. I am a better person because of Rotary. I hope our world is better because I am a Rotarian.

5690地區前總監(2002~03年度)

Geri A. Appel

Geri A. Appel

Past District Governor 2002-03

Wichita (Downtown) #30, District 5690