我為何會成為一位扶輪社員?

Why I Am A Rotarian?

MARCH 21, 2006


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2005-06年度第4B地帶年度計劃基金策略顧問SA

前總監許勝傑PDG Archi翻譯  2006/05/28

我曾尋找一個組織,那個組織能夠讓我專業的活動與我在很年輕的時候就由父親所灌輸給我的一股想服務社區做些事的念頭結合在一起。

I was looking for an organization, which would allow me to combine my professional activities with a desire to serve my community, which had been instilled in me by my father from a very young age.

當一位我認識的加拿大安大略省川頓童子軍地區長官與我聯繫時;我不能拒絕與他見面。

When a man I came to know as the district commissioner for the Trenton, Ontario, Canada, Boy Scouts contacted me; I could not refuse to meet him.

與我的推薦人共同推薦的是與我家人和我屬於共同教會的另一位扶輪社員。

Accompanying my proposer was another Rotarian who went to the same church that my family and I attended.

他們告訴我太太瓊安和我的一些事情,剛好觸動我的心弦。能夠與一個我們才住不到兩年川頓的城鎮的商界領袖相處是非常具有吸引力的。

Something they said to my wife, Joan, and me struck a chord. Associating with the business leaders of Trenton, a town where we had lived for less than two years, was very appealing.

小城鎮對於要去建立一個家庭而言是非常好,但是希望在社會上去認識人們都是瓊安與我想做的事。

Small towns are great for raising a family, but getting to know people socially was something both Joan and I wanted.

對扶輪社的各項計畫的了解是先從地方再到國際,觸發了我的靈感並使我由一位新社員成長為一位積極參與的扶輪社員。

Knowledge of Rotary's programmes, first locally and then internationally, captured my imagination and allowed me to progress from being a new member to an involved Rotarian.

經歷過一次於1964年在加拿大安大略省多倫多市舉辦的國際年會,燃起了服務的火花並對我展示出扶輪的世界性。

Experiencing an international convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1964, fanned the flames for service and showed me the true internationality of Rotary.

在閒暇之餘,瓊安與我常常回想,假如在196211月我沒被邀請加入扶輪社,則我們是不可能到過那些城鎮、我們是不可能聽過那些主講人與國際領袖、我們是不可能見到那些真正偉大的國際計畫、以及許多我們不可能認識的朋友。

During the odd peaceful moment, Joan and I often think of the towns and cities we wouldn't have visited, the speakers and world leaders we wouldn't have heard, the truly great international projects that we wouldn't have seen, and the friends that we wouldn't have known if I had not been asked to join Rotary in November of 1962.

偉福瑞.魏京森

2007-08年度國際扶輪社長提名人

1992-94年度國際扶輪副社長與理事

1997-2001年度扶輪基金保管委員會委員

加拿大安大略省川頓扶輪社社員

Wilfrid (Wilf) J. Wilkinson

RI President-nominee 2007-08

Director and Vice-President,

Rotary International, 1992-94.

Trustee, TRF of RI, 1997-2001.

Member of the Rotary Club of Trenton,

Ontario, Canada.