Greetings from the Rotary Club of Lake Chelan, USA! This is the first of a new initiative to publish information on the good works of Rotarians around the world involved in endangered species conservation. We hope this new format is user friendly and that the information provided is relevant to your Rotary and environmental interests. You can also find a copy of this and future bulletins in the archives on our website,
June is Rotary International Convention month and RAGES will once again have a booth at the RICON 2018 House of Friendship. If you are attending the convention, please stop by and say hi and tell us a story about what you, or your club, are doing to advance the goal of good environmental choice making. Everything we do to and for endangered species begins with a "choice."
We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to help us recruit new RAGES members. We will soon be posting on our website a PowerPoint file of our Rotary Action Group Endangered Species presentation that you can download and present to your club. We would love to have clubs take five minutes of meeting time to pass around a RAGES sign up sheet and encourage your club members to join our Rotary Action Group. Then simply scan and email the sheet to us and we will add them to the membership database. We will also be posting a downloadable sign-up sheet on the website for your convenience. This is important because Rotary International is beginning to understand the significance of a healthy environment to the quality of lives and success of Rotary values, ideals, and areas of focus. Therefore, it is very important that our membership numbers continue to grow and indicate that environmental issues and specifically endangered species matter to the success of Rotary. Please sign up each member of your club to this Rotary Action Group.
Thomas L. Tochterman, Chair