While we wait
impatiently for the weather to turn,
let us think spring thoughts.
Let us think about our President-Elect preparing to take the reins of our club.
Let us think about our club goals and the role each of us plays to make the world
a better place through our involvement in Rotary.
Let us think about opportunities to serve in new ways.
Let us be thankful for the food and the friends around this table.
Let us be thankful that spring will come
(c) Shawn Bird. Free use within Rotary, but please credit the author and leave a note to say where and when you used it.
In times of fear and panic,
Let us be a force of calm.
Let those who are trembling,
find us safe to lean upon.
May we be the voice of reason.
May we comfort the oppressed.
May we show our compassion
to those who’re most distressed.
Free for use in Rotary Clubs. Please credit Shawn Bird of Shuswap Rotary (5060 BC Canada) when you use it, and leave a note in the comments below so folks know where it’s been used. Thanks.
February 2016 is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month in Rotary.
conflict is inevitable
but so is peace.
Rotarians are able
to provide relief.
there can be resolution
as each of us makes
our own contribution
we can help conflict
(2016) Shawn Bird.
For free use within Rotary, but please credit me, and leave a note so we know where the invocation was used.
February is a time for warm hearts
To welcome peace and set a part
a portion of our love and grace,
thankful for this special place,
thankful for those gathered here,
thankful for Rotary work, far and near.
(c) Shawn Bird 2016 Free use with Rotary. Please credit Shawn when you share this in your club; as well, please leave a comment to let us know your club and when you intend to use it. With thanks.
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.
May the new year bring our club
new projects, new members, new success, new friends
and a fervour for Rotary
that doesn’t end!
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.