我為何會成為一位扶輪社員?

Why I Am A Rotarian?

 


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以一個單字而言,扶輪代表〝機會〞。透過扶輪的社員資格,你可以發掘眾多的機會來提升你的生活及充實家人及親友的生活。

In a single word, Rotary means "opportunities." Through Rotary membership, you can discover dozens of opportunities to enhance your life and enrich the lives of family and friends.

透過扶輪的魅力,有許多的友誼的機會是建立在你從未曾謀面的世界各地的人。有許多機會可以與其他人分享共同信念和服務的哲學,卻不會摻有任何個人利益的回報。

There may be opportunities to establish close friendships with individuals around the world whom you would never have met, except through the magic of Rotary. There are opportunities to share with many others a common belief and philosophy of service, without any thought of personal return.

有許多的機會我們可以與我們崇高尊敬的社區領導人一同工作。也有機會透過視聽有趣的節目和享受每週例會時光來伸展你的視野。更有很多機會代表你的專業並展示你每日工作的高道德標準。

There are opportunities to work side-by-side with other community leaders whom we highly respect. There are opportunities to stretch your horizons by listening to interesting programs and enjoying the good times at the weekly meetings. There are opportunities to represent your profession and demonstrate how high ethical standards are a vital part of your day-to-day occupation.

有機會旅行到世界的各個角落並找尋一扇敞開的門並一種熱誠歡迎而來到扶輪聯誼的嶄新世界。有機會透過扶輪的服務計畫之重要而崇高活動的成就,使世上微小的你而真正有價值。除了你所知道某人某處需要幫忙且你也採取行動所得喜悅的回報之外,你也有機會接觸你成千上萬未曾謀面人們的生活。有機會藉由扶輪基金會強而有力的工作來參與尋覓世界和平與親善。

There are opportunities to travel into virtually every land and find an open door and a cordial welcome to a totally new world of Rotary fellowship. There are opportunities to make your small part in the world really count through the achievements of the great and noble activities of Rotary's programs of service. There are opportunities to touch the lives of thousands of people whom you will never know, except through the rewarding glow of satisfaction which comes from knowing that somewhere, someone needed your help, and you took the time to do something. There are opportunities to join in the search for world peace and goodwill through the dynamic work of The Rotary Foundation.

最後,全部的機會總和成為一個結論:扶輪幫助你成為一位更好的人且使你的生活品質逐漸豐富且更有意義。當所有這些機會來敲你的門時,那是一個多麼美好的經驗—只因為你是一位扶輪社員。

And finally, all of these opportunities add up to one conclusion: Rotary helps you become a better person and makes the quality of your own life just a little richer and more meaningful. What a wonderful experience it is to have all of these opportunities knocking at your door—just because you are a Rotarian.

克利佛陶德曼

國際扶輪1992-93年度社長

美國加州Moraga扶輪社社員

Clifford L. Dochterman

President, Rotary International, 1992-93

Member of the Rotary Club of Moraga,

California, U.S.A.