District Director’s Message

 

It is a new term. A new beginning.

Perhaps it is also a good time for us to ponder over some questions that we should be asking ourselves.

“Where Leaders Are Made”. What kind of leaders are we talking about?

“We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence”. Do we “create” (instead of build) new clubs just to make up the numbers to be Distinguished? Do we “support” clubs by paying their membership dues so that the clubs do not fold up in the current term?

We want to be a President’s Distinguished District that is built on a solid foundation. We need leaders who will do the right things and will do them right. We need leaders who uphold our core values of Integrity, Respect, Service and Excellence. We need leaders who put the benefits to our members as their top priority, instead of blindly chasing the numbers.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing, and our main thing is Integrity, Respect, Service and Excellence.

新的年度,新的开始,也是我们反省检讨的时候。

“培育领袖的摇篮”。我们要培育的是什么样的领袖?

“我们创办新分会,并支持和协助所有分会迈向卓越”。我们是否单纯为了达到《卓越区域》的数字目标而创立新分会?所谓的“支持和协助”,难道是代弱小分会缴交会费,让这些分会能够度过这一个年度不倒,下一个年度交给下一个年度的领导去收拾残局?

我们要达到《会长级卓越区域》的荣誉,但这个荣誉必须是建立在一个稳固的基础上的。我们需要的领导,是要能够以对的方式去做对的事情的领导。我们需要的领导,是能够捍卫我们的核心价值观,也就是正直,尊重,服务,卓越的领导。我们需要的领导,是以会员利益为最先考量的领导,而不是一昧盲目地追求数子目标。

让我们在新年度里,真正成为培育领袖的摇篮。

1 Comment

  1. As for the international proposals, I have a concern on 3 of the 7.
    Proposal A- To me this is counter intuitive to the idea of voting members in and out, if a member can pay their own dues even if an officer must supposedly verify it, it can be more of a challenge to get it reversed. Plus, a member may be inclined to pay international dues but not club dues because they would have to do that separately. Most clubs can not accept credit cards so even new members can not process their whole charge in one transaction without using cash or a check. Thus I think should be a NO vote, leave things the way they are.

    Proposal B- Moving the date of dues to policy means the board can change things without a vote or any say by the clubs, to me not something we should allow to happen without input. Do not give more power to the board and headquarters than they already have.
    Vote NO

    Proposal D- Requiring all candidates to be evaluated by the ILC, even floor candidates says they are the know all of who should be on the board. Nominating committee do not always know what is best and the clubs should be allowed to make the final opinion. Plus, with this requirement it may preclude someone from running from the floor at the last minute. How can we guarantee the ILC can evaluate someone who decides to run on August 1 and only has less than 3 weeks to do their job when it takes months for the normal process and they do not always review all candidates anyways. FACT: The ILC does not always interview all candidates, whether applications are submitted on time. If there is a favorite ‘son’, they may not review other candidates because they know they will appoint or approve others, yet they have not released a candidate until the end of the review process. Even when an intent to run is received while the ILC is still reviewing or searching for candidates, they have refused to interview a candidate yet later interview a candidate they found in their search. This is a true reality.
    Vote NO or proposal D.

    I am also a world wide statistician and have tracked every district since 2004! If you want my tracking tool for your specific district, let me know and I will send it to you. It will help you stay on track, giving you payment projections at any time of the year. I can also provide a breakdown of your payment goal by area.
    Robert O’Donnell, PDG, 818-620-2448

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