Monday, February 23, 2015

30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Goal 1: Support a Movement

Momevemt... mmm... movement is not only considered as a way of "movement" but also it is considered as an "organization"... a group of people doing things together and this is what I'm going to write about... My movement... Rotary International.

Rotary International was founded on February 23rd, 1905 by Paul Harris. Yes, 110 years ago today!!! And since then, it has spread all over the world with more that 34,000 clubs and over 1,2 million members in about 150 countries.

I support the "Rotarian Movement" because the main objective is "Service above Self". I like helping others, I feel that I have a purpose in life, other than being a teacher!


Apart from "service", Rotary is a way of life where friendship, leadership, diversity and ethics are the pillars in all Rotarians' lives.

I became the 1st woman to enter the Rotary Club in my city in 2012 - the club had been an "only-men club" since it was chartered in 1957. From the moment I became a Rotarian, I have been participating actively in lots of activities not only in my hometown in Argentina but also in other countries. I have attended physical and online meetings and have created the Rotarian Educators forum within RI Website.

Having my Rotarian pin

Rotary International has opened the doors to my professional life as I have had the chance to meet teachers of English from remote countries and learn from them. Rotary International has given me friends with whom I share the same values, the same objectives and the same ideals. Rotary International has also jazzed up my whole being with energy and positivism.

My dear friend Laura from Eugene, Oregon
If you feel you want to join us, please, visit our Rotary International Website, contact any Rotary club in your city or just email me... I will be glad to help you find a club for you because...

My post is the 1st post of "Cycle 6: Inspire Forward" from the The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators led by Shelly Sanchez Terrell.  


  1. Happy birthday Rotary
    Becuase of rotary today we are friends
    Thank you Rotary

  2. Hi!! Thanks dear Narasinha!! Yes!! You were my 1st friend from India and I'm very happy and proud for that! We have to thank Rotary for this amazing gift!!
    Happy birthday to you too!! Smiles, Maria :)

  3. Great post from a wonderful Rotarian .. I am very proud of you my dearest friend .. wish you all the best in life .. love ♥

  4. Wonderful post, MarĂ­a! Very moving and encouraging, it shows and proves that helping others we help ourselves too. All the good you do, comes back to you in many and unpredictable ways! Congratulations on your movement! Keep it up! Hugs!

  5. What an accomplishment! Congratulations! Keep on inspiring, Maria!

    1. Thank you dear Shelly! I love my job inside Rotary! :)

  6. Altruism and leadership are but inherent qualities of a dedicated educator... Good luck for your coming club activities.

    1. Hi Hayfa! Thanks a lot for your words!! I'm very proud of what I do inside Rotary International! Smiles :)