Doll Lovers Fellowship
Doll – a wonderful medium, attracts both children and adults equally, but also can be an effective tool for education.
Doll – an amazing little “human” replica, which brings in values of tolerance, acceptance, innocence, love and care.
Doll – a “silent” messenger speaking the language of its origin, culture, traditions all draped in this toy which we, human beings may not be so explicit in projecting the same.
Doll – a “god-like” simple idol of sheer Love, Care & Concern.
Vision of DLF
Mission of DLF
Everyone has a passion. Some of these are their love for certain things that stemmed in their childhood. They carry the love and let it grow despite them growing up into adults. Many grow up loving cars and bikes. What used to be fun time toys will become proud possessions when they earn and buy the life size version of their favorite miniatures as a kid.
While childhood fancy for cars and bikes have been accepted by the world, there is another section of people who love doll houses. No, it is not just the 8 year old girls having their pretend tea parties for their dolls, these are adults who have an eye for beautiful doll houses. Some of these houses are as tall as a full grown adult and have intricate details that can even stump a professional architect.
This love for doll houses is not as well known or well received like the love for cars, bikes or other knick knacks. Hence people are not aware of other people who share this love. This is why Rotary has a special fellowship dedicated specifically to doll house owners and lovers.
These owners need not have a pretend tea party, they can sit around sipping on their Eco Slim and discuss the various details of doll houses, where to find the parts, how to improvise, etc. This gives this special group a change to mingle, bond and eventually work together for various projects by Rotary. When people with similar interests come together, the results are impressive.
THE FELLOWSHIP HISTORY
The Fellowship was started when it was still at the stage of a pilot project as IVCG (International Vocational Contact Group). It was the year 1993. Only years later, when the IVCG pilot projects became regular on the basis of a review by the RI Board, it was renamed RRVF (Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowship). The name was recently changed again into Vocational and Recreational Voluntary Fellowship.
When the number of projects and fellowships are on the rise, it becomes important to ensure the quality is not compromised for the want of quantity. It is like how a real coffee lover will not compromise on his cup of coffee for the want of reducing weight. He will opt for Eco Slim instead and enjoy both a great coffee and a remedy to reduce weight.
When it started, the rules were much less rigid. It needed only about seven members from different Rotary Clubs and at least three countries represented, with the approval from just one DG and registration from RI.
No constitution, bylaws etc were specified. So the fellowship started with just about 7 members, with the representation of India, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The last was the result of the notice during the EFQM annual convention in 1991 (?) held at Brussels.
The membership kept increasing, especially after RI started advertising the RRVF activities through The Rotarian magazine as well as regional magazines started keeping a page for the application to RRVFs.
The Chairman published quarterly newsletters called TQM RRVF. Membership went up to around 200 plus and from more than about 20 countries, but there was no feedback from members. There was no membership fee.
In order to enable greater fellowship among members, it was published a questionnaire in one of the newsletters which members could fill up and return. Less than 10 members responded. Similarly, there was no reaction when nominations were invited for the position of chairman of the fellowship.
In order to see whether the large number of members can be limited to only the serious ones, nominal membership fee was proposed. It was made in three slabs: $ 10 per annum for Australia, North America and Europe; Indian Rupees 100 for India; $ 5 for all other areas.
Member Representatives were authorised, one for Europe and one for the US, to collect the subscription as well as to distribute copies of the Newsletter.
Less than 20 members subscribed.
The silver lining in the cloud was the very successful formation of the Italian Chapter and its activities.
Meanwhile, the Chairman Rot. Ram Ramamurthry retired from his regular employment and relocated.
Many changes were brought about by RI in the rules for RRVF – like requirement of constitution, by-laws for Fellowships.
RI now requires many reports.
The RI secretariat personnel looking after Fellowships is changed and more active. RI committee require to report the fellowship activities and send copies of the newsletters. According to this new approach the Chairman Ramamurthry decided to give up his position and asked the Italian section Coordinator Rtn. Pietro Freschi to take him over.
The new Chairman found the Fellowship as a convoy with two velocity:
– the international section completely inactive in spite of the effort spent in trying to develop some activity
– the Italian section with its 34 members full of enthusiasm and producing papers of various titles to introduce Quality to Rotarians.
After having published the �quality in the Club, for a Rotary of quality� and distributed hundreds of copies, the 35 Italian members (two more in the 2002) have approached the theme of quality in the schools.
The guide aims to give the basic knowledge to the Rotarians who want to approach any local Authority related with any type of instruction: how to improve the level of the standards, to meet the clients (students, parents, teachers) expectatives, to measure the expected levels.
All the Italian Rotary Clubs, have had the opportunity to challenge for �the best quality Club� having followed the basic rules included in the Rotary Procedure Manual and checked through the parameters listed in the publication mentioned above.
The award was given officially in June 2002 during the D 2040 Convention and similarly in the following editions.
Now the seven edition is in progress.
The members have also defined the �quality in the health system� and the new approach is to consider and take care of ill people considering their point of view.
The pamphlet will be lunched during a particular convention with the political presence of the Regional Governor and the highest personality in the medical field.
Quality in tourism, quality in education was the next challenge.
A pamphlet regarding Privacy in respect to the Club members has also been done.
Officially several members are located in various part of the world but unfortunately no activity is registered in such Countries in spite of all the efforts of the International Bridge.
A web site has been developed and regularly updated.
|This statement speaks volumes about the kind of person Percy Hodgson was and the value he brought to the organization. He made full use of his abilities and skills in every role that he took up and excelled in them. His hard work and dedication were a source of inspiration to all those around him. This is one of the reasons why even so many years after his death his legacy remains.
Percy Hodgson was the President of Rotary International from 1949 to 1950. He believed that mere words would never be enough to spread Rotary’s message of lasting change in the world.
Rotary was in his heart and he expected the same level of commitment from fellow Rotarians. He knew that nothing could match up to solid action and he always encouraged everyone to work towards fulfilling the goals of Rotary.
It is these qualities of leaders like Hodgson and other Presidents that Rotary has been able to make great progress towards the mission of a better world. Due to its strength of more than a million members worldwide, Rotary is a perfect example of a truly international organization. As it continues supporting projects around the world, its reach only continues to spread far and wide.
Rotary has identified six main areas that need special focus in order to better the lives of people and the world we live in. One among them is the cause of fighting disease.
The field of healthcare has various sectors, which require special attention. Whether it is the eradication of polio or combating a deadly disease like AIDS, Rotary is working tirelessly to change the current scenario. They undertake projects right from the community level to around the globe. They also focus on education and the right training, which makes it possible to stop the life threatening disease from spreading.
Millions of people are struggling to get access to basic healthcare facilities and Rotary aims to change that statistic. Having an infrastructure where various agencies like governments, doctors, and patients come and work together is essential.
Health is an asset that must be taken care of and valued. Those who are fortunate to be blessed with good health must work towards maintaining it that way.
Today, it is not uncommon to find harmful organisms even in the foods we think are healthy. Apart from the food itself, it is equally important to make sure that the food is handled correctly. Improper storage and hygiene during processing can lead to the addition of harmful organisms.
A product called Detoxic has been created which can combat such organisms. It is made up of natural ingredients and produces great results in the detoxification process.
The presence of parasites in the food that we consume can affect our vital organs. Apart from signs such as fatigue, they also have an effect on the proper functioning of the organs. Hence this product is an ideal choice for consumers looking for an effective detoxification solution.
Coming back to Percy Hodgson, he was someone who was able to achieve his goals through sheer determination. His self-belief led him to great heights.
With the assistance of Rotarian/historian Doug Rudman, John Selway and the history project created histories, biographies, memories, writings and memorials for each president of Rotary International. These presidents pages are linked to the convention for that president, the home club of the president and any other articles which are relevant.
Presidents are elected each year based on their experience with Rotary and their contributions towards various projects. Every president does something new or different during his year. Hence each project that was done one time only is represented by the president’s year it was done it. If it were an ongoing project like Pulse Polio, the president of the club during the year it was started is mentioned.
These details help people to identify projects and understand each president’s contribution towards their club and the society as a whole. The governors are elected from past presidents and these details come handy then. It is thus important to record everything and ensure the details are accessible by one and all. There is utmost transparency in Rotary because people’s money is involved and they would like to know where the money has been used.
Every project has an agenda and every year has a theme. If the theme is hunger, the projectshave to be based on handling this problem. Though FitoSpray can curb a person’s hunger, it is for those who want to reduce weight. People, who really have no food to eat, need help from those who can afford.
The president is free to select the theme for his year and once it is approved based on the list of projects he has queued; they can start collecting the necessary funds and also use excess funds that are remaining in the club’s accounts. At the end of his year, the president has to address his club members and tell them what are the projects proposed and what all were completed, to what extent. This is a track record of a president’s work and members can judge how successful his or her year has been.
Indexes to the presidents, by groups of years, are found on the left. We also have a complete page of all the themes of the presidents.
The themes, a project of Doug Rudman, are also translated into multiple languages. The themes in languages other than English do not include the graphics and load more quickly. Also, there is a list of presidents’ home clubs and all conventions of Rotary.
Much of the early design for this section was inspired by Rtn. Rachid Karoo, RC of Quatre Bornes, D9220, Mauritius
I. B. Sutton, Tampico, Mexico
President’s home page
|President’s Name||Herbert J. Taylor*|
1. glean from the past and act;
2. share with others;
3. build with Rotary’s 4-Way Test;
4. serving youth;
5. international good will; 6. good Rotarians are good citizens.
|Home Town||(Chicago, Illinois, USA)|
| Convention Host/
| Chicago, IL, USA
May 29-June 2 (14,312)
RGHF’s list of Missing Fellowship Histories
|A message from Rtn. Warren Hill, first President of the EFR
Our fellowship began in March 1989 when I noticed in Rotary literature a call for new fellowships to be formed. I used contacts gained through my profession, National Parks, and trough Rotarians I had met world-wide when serving as District Governor in 1986-87. The initial requirements were for five Rotarians in three countries. The first six “charter” Rotarians to join included Aidan Maloney of Canada, Glen Alexander, Dale Engquist, Warren Hill, and Charles Odegaard of the United States, and Maarten Mantje of the Netherlands. Within the first year we were joined by members from Bangladesh and more from the United States. From this beginning the fellowship now includes more than 120 Rotarians in 30 countries.
I first thought that the Fellowship should be entitled National Parks following my own profession. I soon found that there was a general enthusiasm for an environmental fellowship. Early on, I had thought that we should follow the Rotary guideline that members should have the “environment” as a profession. But again I was swayed by the applicants who cam from diverse professions but who shared a passion for protection of the environment, some came to us because they served their club, district or Rotary International in this work. So I thought it best to be inclusive, not exclusive and not apply any pre-tests to qualification. What you will find among the members are Rotarians who do make a difference for the environment through their profession, through Rotary projects, through other volunteer work, or through teaching others in this vital field.
I am happy to see the Rotary Vocational Fellowship Environment continue under the energetic leadership of Marco Kappenberger. He has language skills that I do not. He also has unbounded enthusiasm for doing work in this are and he is committed to carry on. He also has been a member since 1995 and a frequent correspondent during all of these years.
Good wishes to you Marco as you move forward with the Fellowship Environment!
A Rotary fellowship is where the members get together but don’t discuss any projects or issues. There are no minutes for such meetings. This is the informal gathering of the members, so as to give them a chance to get to know each other, better and more personally.
These fellowships help members find likeminded people and new friends. When you are a busy citizen, you will hardly find the time to get in touch with your inner self or your passion. In order to ensure people don’t lose it, Rotary has come up with this concept where everyone gets together informally. People come, make merry, have fun and go back with a few good and prestigious friendships.
While Rotary organizes different fellowships through the year, care is taken to ensure different groups are people are targeted, so that when these members get together, they have something in common to talk about and bond over.
One such fellowship is the environmentalists’ fellowship. Though Rotary members are well recognized in the society and make generous contributions towards the betterment of many lives, not everyone is conscious of the environment or have time to cherish it. This fellowship brings together those who care about the environment and do something about. When these people get together, there are lot of discussions about the environment, pollution, etc, and they come up with new ideas to improve the environment.
When these members meet, they discuss the various aspects of the environment, over a cup of Eco Slim. They ensure they take care of themselves too in addition to nurturing the environment.
ROOM 711 is now a Rotary SHRINE
(This page and the domain www.room711.org are provided by RGHF)
Where Rotary was born � February 23, 1905
|The rain beat down on 127 N. Dearborn Street on November 15, 1983, as 100 Rotarians and wives crowded the 7th floor hallway of Chicago�s Unity Building. Before them was the office of mining engineer Gus Loehr: Room 711. Here on February 23, 1905, lawyer Paul Harris met with Gustave Loehr, coal dealer Sylvester Schiele, and merchant tailor Hiram Shorey to create the world�s first Rotary club. ROOM 711 is now a Rotary SHRINE Twenty-two Chicago Rotarians had formed an Illinois corporation to save Room 711 as a Rotary shrine. Illinois Governor James Thompson sent a proclamation of good wishes, and Rotarian Max Bloom scissored the ceremonial ribbon. Guests marveled at the room decorated with antiques and office equipment from the turn of the century: a roll-top desk, an early Dictaphone and check writer, a spittoon, and a Chicago Tribune dated February 23, 1905. One founding member observed that �the Paul Harris 711 Club is not a Rotary Club, but a group of Rotarians interested in preserving the cradle of Rotary. The landmark will be maintained by Rotarian support around the world.� �This room lives,� the Rotarian Magazine stated. �It�s more than wood and plaster. One can feel the presence of Rotary founders. Here, Rotarians can stand, think about our rich heritage, and say, �This is where it all began.�
Such places have a special place in not just history but our hearts and minds too. Such places are always remembered and people often reminiscence about it every time they meet. Then it goes on to become a historical reference for that group and eventually accepted by people around too.
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Now back to Rotary…..
JOIN NOW!! Rotarians past and present, spouses, and lineal descendants who join the Paul Harris 711 Club understand that they are not joining a Rotary Club, but corporation devoted to preserving and maintaining the place where Rotary and the entire worldwide service club movement was born on February 23, 1905. The Paul Harris 711 Club also supports the Rotary International Archives where historic Rotary artifacts, photographs, and documents are preserved. A check for $100 U.S. funds should accompany each application for a lifetime membership and should be made payable to: Paul Harris 711 Club. The certificate of membership, souvenir key to Room 711 and lapel pin will be mailed to the address given on the application form.
Paul Harris 711 Club
� Mission Statement
The mission of the Paul Harris 711 Club is to assist in preserving the Room which is the birthplace of Rotary International and the cradle of the worldwide movement of service clubs comprised of business and professional leaders.
1. Foster research to keep alive the fellowship and mutual friendships created by those men who first met in Room 711 of Chicago�s Unity Building on February 23, 1905;
2. Encourage Rotarians, other service club members, and the general public to recognize and honor Rotary International and other service clubs as pioneers of community volunteerism and global humanitarianism; and
3. Advocate and promote the collection and conservation of Rotary�s history, heritage, and artifacts; and encourage similar activity by others devoted to the preservation, growth, and appreciation of the service club movement.
|ROTARY/One, the world’s first service club
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