I did not send to you my "vision…"because I knew that you would not publish it.
I am too realistic…When all the Rotarians realize how easy it is to be in Rotary without giving much money and doing anything, you will pick up all the RINOS of the earth! Believe me!
If you want to prevent that, you have to increase the dues, and select better the candidates; I mean that you have to consider the attendances of the candidates in their terra club, before joining us, and ask seriously their club to know what kind of Rotarian they are: are they attending the District conferences, are they involved in the actions of their club, are they a Paul Harris Fellow? If after being a Rotarian for 5 or 10 years, they have no reward, that means they don’t deserve it; either they give no money because they are stingy, or they do nothing because they couldn’t care less, or their Rotarian fellows don’t like them.
But a club needs money, and the districts ask every club to give money to the foundation…so we have to accept everyone, and that’s pity!
Why people want to be a Rotarian? For being able to say” I am a Rotarian”! That’s all! Trust me! In Europe, people are very proud to be a Rotarian, even if 90% French people haven’t a clue what the Rotary is!!!They think they belong to the elite!
What we do in our club, we can do without being a Rotarian: to volunteer somewhere, to visit old people in the hospitals, to give money for research…and so on. But kind people, generous people are very rare; we don't become a Rotarian, our heart is or isn't Rotarian when we are born...that 's all!
When we join a group that means that we can becoming stronger and do more things than alone. What I prefer in the Rotary are the Youth programs…to allow young people to go away for one year…and do something their family can’t pay .( if they are not Rotarian children, of course!!!) So, we can continue to accept all the Rotarians for this good reason: the Youth!
So, you see, that’s my vision, very realistic of the Rotary …And I want to add that the ones who don’t agree are being dishonest…
It is easy to the webmaster to check the attendance of everybody and to know how long they connected, and what pages they opened, isn’t it? I have my own website and do that every day about my subscribers. If you are curious…check and have a look!