Shawn L. Bird

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new year invocation December 31, 2011

Filed under: Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:59 am
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A new year is a time for new beginnings, as well as a time to reflect on the past.  It is a chance for us to celebrate our successes, and plan to have a wonderful year.  As a new year dawns, let us consider how we can use the next 365 days to make a difference on the planet.  Let us be thankful for what we have achieved, and mindful of our responsibility to continue the good works.  Our commitment to service can make the world a better place.

Free use within Rotary.  Please credit Shawn Bird, Rotary Club of Salmon Arm (Shuswap), and record in the comment space below where and when you used the invocation.

44 Responses to “new year invocation”

  1. Debbie White Says:

    I’m going to borrow this at tomorrow’s Rotary in Juneau, Alaska. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Tyra Ealy Says:

    I plan to use this tomorrow, January 4, 2012 at the Warren, Ohio Rotary Club meeting. Thank you!

  3. MElanie Satterfield Says:

    I’m using this at the Oberlin, ohio Rotary Club today. Thank you. MElanie Satterfield

  4. Marcie Says:

    I am going to use this tomorrow, January 4, 2013 at the Safety Harbor, FL Rotary Club meeting. Thank you so much!

  5. Thank you, Shawn! I am going to use this tomorrow at the Madison South Rotary Club… Wisconsin – USA

  6. Great, just what I needed for Chapel Hill, NC Rotary this evening, Jan 8, 2013.

  7. Sujatmiko Says:

    Simple invocation but touching. Thank you.

  8. Maria Says:

    Thank you! Short, sweet and very powerful. As we gather this coming week to welcome in our new President and also 2 new members, this invocation will be most appropriate.

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      Thanks. Do check back for I’ll be putting in a new Rotary month themed invocation every week through this Rotary year.

  9. Changing the date and using in today’s Fort Myers South Rotary Meeting today – crediting you.

  10. Skip Says:

    I will use this invocation at the January 2, 2014 meeting of the Rotary Club of Wilmington West (North Carolina).

  11. Marlee Watts Says:

    I plan to modify this a bit and use at our Jan 9th meeting in Wyomissing, PA. Thank you!

  12. Heather Linch Says:

    Hi Shawn. I used this today, December 10, 2014 for our invocation, after recognizing that today is the 66th anniversary of the United Nations international declaration of Human Rights. Your invocation was perfect…this years Human Rights Day theme is Human Rights 365. The members of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club in Westerville, Ohio appreciated your message!

  13. Lenore Romney Says:

    Thank you for the wonderful words. I will use them at our Spokane North Rotary meeting today 1/5/15.

  14. John Forcier Says:

    Used at the last meeting of the 2014-15 Rotary year at the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak

  15. I was asked to do an invocation at tomorrow’s Rotary Meeting (Bailey’s Crossroads, Alexandria, Va). My wife suggested that I do something about the New Year. Since she is a skilled web user, I suggested that she find something. She found your invocation, and I think it is perfect. So, Thank You and I will be using it.
    Bob Polson

  16. Jennifer Ngo Says:

    Since the the beginning of a new year, I found this to be perfect for the invocation at the Rotary club of Mississauga West – President Ngo

  17. laurielib Says:

    Plan to use this tomorrow at Elmira Rotary Club, Elmira, NY thank you!

  18. Jeanne Edwards Says:

    Perfect for our meeting in Hillsville, Virginia today. Thank you!

  19. Michael Gilbertson Says:

    Thank you Shawn. I was this invocation today, 07-10-2017, to kick off our new year at Janesville (WI) Noon Rotary, District 6250 to kick off our new year!

  20. Lisa HOlcomb Says:

    I am going to use in Missoula MT on 12/27/17 Thank you so much!

  21. ALLAN HIRT Says:

    I plan to use this on 1-2-18 at the Charlotte, Michigan Rotary Gathering at noon along with some other comments. Thank you!

  22. Morgan Thurston Says:

    I would like to use your invocation a for a Board of Managers meeting for a YMCA in Baldwinsville, NY. Thank you.

  23. Bourke Says:

    July 9, 2019 Brighton Rotary Club. Brighton Michigan.

  24. Charles HW Edwards Says:

    Shall use this invocation for the 6 Jan 2020 meeting of the Rotary Club of Raleigh, Raleigh NC…Charles Edwards, Director

  25. Katelyn Says:

    I plan to use this at my Rotary meeting on 01/09/2020 in Michigan City, IN. Thank you, Shawn!

  26. Hi Shawn, I read your invocation today, January 10, 2020, at our Point Loma Rotary Club in San Diego, CA. Thank you for your words and invocation! Jennifer Iannitti

  27. Cathy wheeler Says:

    I will be using this invitation at the meeting on January 10, 2023 of the Rotary club of lake Chatuge in towns county Georgia. Thanks

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