Sidney Rotary was pleased to have Marcus “Mark” Marbelitini as the speaker for the July 10th, 2017 program. Mark is a member of the Rotary Club, Past President of the Rotary Club of Tipp City and is a Paul Harris Fellow. As a Club member, he has been involved with the Four Way Speech Contest, Rotary youth Exchange, and RYLA. He has been a member of rotary since 2006 and is currently the District Governor for Rotary for our area. Mark is the first District Governor from Sidney since 1961.
Mark advised the theme for Rotary this year is making a difference. He advised that there was 51 Rotary Clubs in our district and we had the power to help make a difference for so many people. Mark advised that one of his goals while being the District Governor was to help clubs work together to help solve a bigger problem or help on a larger scale then one club working together could do on their own. He highlighted a smaller club that started with 3,000 dollars of funds and was able to work with other clubs and industries to turn that 3,000 dollars into a 75,000 water project in Peru.
Mark also talked about the Rotary Student Exchange program. He advised that originally Rotary always spoke to the kids about what they could not do, but now they are talking more about what they should be doing during this experience. He spoke of the six B’s. They are: Be doing something, Be curious, Be on purpose, Be Grateful, Be of service and Be here in the now (pay attention). He spoke about wanting the kids to enjoy their time and make long lasting memories.
The Sidney Rotary club is a member of Rotary International, the world’s largest service organization. The local club meets every Monday at the Sidney Moose Lodge at noon. Anyone interested in learning more about this service club is invited to join them for a meeting.