"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called." ~ Buckminster Fuller ~
How B4H Cycling Academy can help grow Rotary and retain members.
Hi, my name is Pat Montani and I have been a Rotarian for the last 13 years. I believe that Rotary is one of the greatest organizations on earth for doing good. For all the people in the developing world reading this, Rotary is a must and a great way to connect yourself and your community to the world. The Rotary marketing material on the right will provide you with a bit more information and knowledge about Rotary and the benefits of joining. We believe there are thousands of Rotary members in Africa that might want to also be great Bicycle and Skills Empowerment Centre leaders.
In addition to being a Rotarian, I am also the founder of Bicycles for Humanity, a grassroots organization that has delivered over 155,000 bicycles to 13 African Countries, with over 40,000 of the bikes going to Community Health Workers. Again, Rotary has been a big part of the success, both here with clubs collecting and delivering bikes to Africa and in Africa, where many Rotary clubs play a key role in the distribution and management of the bike programs. Rotarians globally share the same high standards and code of conduct and with Rotary and Rotaract clubs being in every country globally and in every community, they are an incredible partner for anyone who wants to help others and is looking for a way to make this happen.
Today, in Africa, we have over 400 communities asking us if we can provide a container of bike to their community. Feeling bad about this, we asked the elders what else they wanted and the answer was better education , better healthcare and opportunity for their people. In many parts of Africa, there are few teachers, with many not being paid and a real shortage of books and other learning material. In the developed world we all have access to high speed internet and the incredible content and training material online , but in the developing world the internet is slow and expensive. This gave us the idea to put the best of the internet online in PDF formaton and the hd video learning material on a memory stick to share with community leaders across all of Africa and share with anyone who has a computer. Our SEC, Skills Empowerment Centre model has been a huge success and today, every Rotarian globally can share it with anyone at no cost.
Having worked with and been a part of Rotary for all these years, we recognized the incredible value that Rotary and Rotarians have globally to help deliver better mobility,education , healthcare and opportunity to all globally. Rotarians globally are already assisting us in telling the story of the online university, of helping us distribute the sticks to every corner of the globe. Others are creating new course's and mentoring as we strive to provide free education and opportunity to all. Rotary is a very big part of my life and that ofB4H Cycling Academy and I strongly recommend that you take the time to explore Rotary, to visit a club and to find how you and your community can benefit through, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you for taking the time to review this website. All the resources on this site are free and we encourage you to send the web site out to anyone or any group that you think will benefit from it. We also encourage you to get involved , mentor, create content, inspire others. Most important, Rotary is that one organization that you can truly make a difference to the lives of so many and we encourage every Rotarian and Rotaract member to join us on this journey to change the world. Together we can with the online program help train community health workers globally, plus help all develop new skills.
Pat Montani Rotary Club of Pemberton, District 5040