Invocation for Literacy

Let us be thankful for the power unlocked

by a brain decoding symbols.

The ability to read gives the ability

to advance beyond poverty,

to learn what those near you do not know,

to discover ideas that may be hidden,

to unleash your potential.

Let us be thankful for the literacy endeavours of Rotary,

for changing the world one decoded alphabet at a time.

Let us be thankful for our ability to read, and commit

to embracing literacy initiatives.

Let us provide the ability to change the world.

 

Rotary Invocation- writing

Each January offers a new slate

and we must write upon it.

Let us write truth.

Let us write fairness.

Let us write friendship.

Let us write solidarity.

Let us write peace.

Let us write joy.

Let us write thankfulness

for what we accomplish together.

It’s still winter invocation

It’s still winter and as we battle ice and snow

may we be thankful for the opportunity to know

humanitarians, philanthropists, and innovators

to be  wonderful new world generators.

Let us work to keep the elimination of polio

and achieving world peace in our portfolio.

Let us be thankful for our meal, and that despite the weather,

that we are Rotarians here together.

invocation for the new year

As the calendar turns

and another new year begins

Let us be thankful for our Rotary friends

and the changes our service can bring.

Let us rise to the challenges given

Let us aim to give more to the cause

Let us continue to make the world better

Even if no one gives us applause.

Thanksgiving invocation

When we gather with family,

some we like and some we don’t,

we can be thankful that Thanksgiving is just one day

and we don’t have to be together all the time.

When we gather with Rotary,

some we like and some we don’t,

we can be thankful that while Rotary is every week,

we can work together all the time

Let us be thankful for the disparate views

of the world that help us be more effective

at making a difference in our community

and in our world.

invocation for an auction

 

Margaret Mead said,

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

 

Let us be thankful for the small group of committed people who, with your help tonight, are changing the world

one lunch,

One polio vaccination

One dental filling

One community project at a time.

Let us be thankful for the opportunity to gather together for a good meal with good friends.

Let us be thankful.