Ethics Initiative
Rotary District 6250 Ethics Initiative Committee
 
In 2011-12, District 6250 formed an Ethics Initiative Committee. 
 
As a result of the committee’s work, at the District 6250 Conference in 2012, the District Ethics Initiative Committee identified seven different options for ethics projects for youth that Rotary clubs in the District might implement. Each club in the District was encouraged to designate a Club Ethics Champion to lead the effort.
 
Rotary has a core set of ethical principles that we know as the Four-Way Test. As Rotarians, we repeatedly affirm to each other and to the community at large that there is an ethical basis to the things we think, say, and do.  Implementing an ethics-related project for youth is an excellent example of “service above self” that promotes universal values such as honesty, respect, courage, and responsibility and that will help young people be ethical citizens.
 
Since 2012, as a result of the efforts of Rotarians throughout the District, we have had a positive impact on thousands of students. 
 
The District 6250 Ethics Committee continues to serve as a resource for Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, Interact Clubs, and other groups throughout District 6250 and beyond who would like assistance in planning an ethics related project for youth and/or a program for a club meeting.
 
Resources:
 
Rotary District 6250 Ethics Initiative 2012-2017 and Beyond (a report presented at the 2017 District Conference describing seven different ethics programs that have been successfully implemented) 
 
R-O-T-A-R-Y Spells a Framework for Ethical Decision-Making (describing hand’s on assistance that is available to Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs, Interact clubs, and others for planning and implementing a Rotary Ethics Symposium, a Rotary Ethical Decision-Making Workshop for Student Leaders, or a program for a meeting using the R-O-T-A-R-Y Framework for Ethical Decision-Making) [link to pdf]
 
Youth Frontiers (This non-profit organization presents all-day character education retreats for elementary, middle, and high school students, that some Rotary clubs (including the Rotary Club of Sun Prairie) have helped fund and support)  https://www.youthfrontiers.org/
 
For more information and assistance with specific ethics related projects or programs for your meetings, contact:
Bob Shumaker
District 6250 Ethics Initiative Committee Chair
606-283-5602
 
 
 
 


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January 18, 2020
Grant Management Seminar
Tomah
 
February 8, 2020
District Leadership Training
 
February 19, 2020
Grant Management Seminar
Madison
 
April 2, 2020
Grant Management Seminar
Eau Claire
 

 
 

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