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Presentation given on Tuesday 8 May at the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok. Session: A Changing World - Literacy, Education and the Future of Humanity. Session Organizers: Merlin J. …

Presentation given on Tuesday 8 May at the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok. Session: A Changing World - Literacy, Education and the Future of Humanity. Session Organizers: Merlin J. Ricklefs and Karen Lee Ricklefs

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  • IBM announced Blue Gene/Q --- 2012 system boot upArgonne National Lab --- 10 Petaflop “Mira”Lawrence Livermore --- 20 Petaflop “Sequoia”
  • SINGULARITY --- WHEN THE HUMAN AND MACHINE BECOME ONEASK THE AUDIENCE --- WHO HAS GLASSES? ---- LENS IMPLANT (CATARACT REMOVAL) --- HEARING AID --- KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT --- HIP JOINT --- HEART PACEMAKER --- WHO HAS A CELL PHONE WITH THEM --- AN I-PHONE? --- I-PADHOW WELL COULD YOU FUNCTION WITHOUT THESE? I HAVE ONY TOUCHED ON A FEWHOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A CAR THAT UNLOCKS THE DOOR AND TURNS THE INSIDE LIGHTS ON WHEN YOU APPROACH -- IT KNOWS WHO YOU ARE!!!
  • SINGULARITY --- WHEN THE HUMAN AND MACHINE BECOME ONEASK THE AUDIENCE --- WHO HAS GLASSES? ---- LENS IMPLANT (CATARACT REMOVAL) --- HEARING AID --- KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT --- HIP JOINT --- HEART PACEMAKER --- WHO HAS A CELL PHONE WITH THEM --- AN I-PHONE? --- I-PADHOW WELL COULD YOU FUNCTION WITHOUT THESE? I HAVE ONY TOUCHED ON A FEWHOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A CAR THAT UNLOCKS THE DOOR AND TURNS THE INSIDE LIGHTS ON WHEN YOU APPROACH -- IT KNOWS WHO YOU ARE!!!
  • by 2025 -- 10 cities over 20 million people TOKYO --- SEOUL --- MEXICO CITY --- Shanghai --- New York City Sao Paula ---Dhaka --- Delhi --- Mumbai --- Calcutta -- 29 cities over 10 million people New York City was first in the 1930’s
  • WE TALKED ABOUT PRETTY GOOD WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUST AS PART OF THE FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION
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    • 1. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB BBBBBROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2012 CONVENTION BANGKOK, THAILAND Breakout Session 2:30 – 4:00 PM Tuesday May 8, 2012 Merlin J. Ricklefs -- Karen Lee Ricklefs Quality Associates International
    • 2. The City of Angels
    • 3. Rotary International BREAKOUT SESSION 2:30 – 4:00 pm Tuesday 8 May 2012 IMPACT CENTER Sapphire 10 MERLIN J. RICKLEFS and KAREN LEE RICKLEFS ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA USAInternational Consultants and Educators on Leadership and Effective Management District 5960 Literacy and Education Chairs 2009 - 2011 and 2012 –2014 Merlin Karen IBM -- Corporate Director Storage Products School Board President – Rochester MN -- Mgr. of Systems Analysis -- Site Quality Mgr. Founding President of Rochester School Foundation 3M McKnight Distinguished Visiting Prof – UM High School Math Teacher & Prof in Grad School of Business – U of Minnesota Minnesota state and national education committees Visiting Professor – Chulalongkorn U, Bangkok -- Gustavus Adolphus UMD Vice Chancellor Executive Assistant Guest Lecturer -- Sun Yat Sen U, Guangzhou, China Shenzhen, China -- U of Minnesota, China Center Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com Karen Lee Ricklefs klricklefs@aol.com
    • 4. Rotary International BREAKOUT SESSION 2:30 – 4:00 pm Tuesday 8 May 2012 IMPACT CENTER Sapphire 10 A CHANGING WORLD: Literacy, Education and the Future of Humanity W HY Literacy and Education are important HOW Rotarians can help HOW District Leadership can motivate and assist WILL DESCRIBE: 1) Current Facts and Emerging Trends 2) Future World 2050 - advancing technology - growing population - limited Earth resources-a 3) Role of literate and well educated people - create and sustain a Different World - all six RI Areas of Focus - urgent & critical Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com Karen Lee Ricklefs klricklefs@aol.com
    • 5. IF THE WORLD WERE A VILLAGE OF 100 PEOPLE THE POPULATION WOULD BE 2010 2050 Ref: GeoHive.com UN Statistics Division of Economic and Social Affairs AFRICA 13 22 ASIA 60 57 EUROPE 12 7 LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 9 8 NORTHERN AMERICA 5 5 OCEANIA 1 1 80 in poverty ----------- 70 illiterate -- If you wake up in good health – you are luckier than 1 million who won‟t live through the week. -- If you can go to worship without fear – you are luckier than 3 billion. -- If you have food, clothes, a roof over your head and a place to sleep – you are wealthier than 75% of the world‟s people ROTARY CAN HELP MAKE THIS A DIFFERENT WORLD MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 6. Our Message to the World Todayas District Literacy Co-chairs Merlin J Ricklefs 050812
    • 7. BANGKOKTHAIALND ROCHESTER MINNESOTA USA
    • 8. IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND NOW Children beginning school Fall 2012 will be in major leadership roles in 2050. QUESTION: How will they need to think, work, live and learn to be successful participants and effective leaders?
    • 9. “ THE ABILITY TO INNOVATE WILL BE KEY TO PARTICIPATION IN A FUTURE WORLD” Merlin J. Ricklefs ANCIENT WORLD TRANSITIONAL WORLD FUTURE WORLD Humans learned Limited Resources Earth accumulated to effectively adapt Sustainability plentiful resources and use the earth’s Globalization resources Interconnected Humans did not Complexity know how to use Developed Nations Analytics - Big Data effectively among the best Different World and most effective No Precedent millions of The Future of years 250 years HumanityAncient Industrial Past Revolution Today 2050 and Beyondmjricklefs 090210
    • 10. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CAPABILITIES TECHNOLOGY SKILLS THE LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES AUTO ARE TRACTOR SUBSTANTIAL AIRCRAFT DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION FOR THOSEGLOBALLY EXPANDING DEMANDS & CHALLENGES WHO ARE PREPARED POPULATION MEGA CITIES RESOURCES JOB SKILL REQUIREMENTS MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 11. INNOVATION
    • 12. HOW DO WE GRAB THE OPPORTUNITYTO INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS ON LITERACY AND EDUCATION? Inspired by Dr. Zimmerman‟s Tuesday Tip , February 2, 2010 1) Accept the fact that change is constant. 2) Ask yourself “are we as good as we could be?” 3) DESCRIBE CHANGE AND INNOVATION that captures emotions and makes intellectual sense. 4) Define a clear vision and understandable goals 5) Aggressively obtain buy-in 6) Encourage the change makers 7) Create a sense of urgency 8) Monitor progress and measure results 9) Recognize, reward, celebrate and INTEGRATE Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com 031110
    • 13. HOW DO WE GRAB THE OPPORTUNITYTO INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS ON LITERACY AND EDUCATION? Inspired by Dr. Zimmerman‟s Tuesday Tip , February 2, 2010 1) Accept the fact that change is constant. 2) Ask yourself “are we as good as we could be.” 3) DESCRIBE CHANGE AND INNOVATION that captures emotions and makes intellectual sense. 4) Define a clear vision and understandable goals 5) Aggressively obtain buy-in 6) Encourage the „change makers 7) Create a sense of urgency 8) Monitor progress and measure results 9) Recognize, reward, celebrate and INTEGRATE Ricklefs Merlin J. mjricklefs@aol.com 031110
    • 14. ROLE OF TRUST -- ETHICAL LEADERSHIP -- 4-WAY TEST Without TRUST FUTURE Without WORLD TRUST 2050 “Pretty Good” may become will never “pretty good” know the idea that was but it will never never become discussed “GREAT”!!! or the idea that was never thought. MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 15. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CAPABILITIES TECHNOLOGY SKILLS LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION AUTO TRACTOR AIRCRAFT DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 16. GLOBALLY EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY -- HISTORICAL INNOVATION Computational Technology July 20 1969 -- USA put a man on the moon using a slide rule! Computer power of Moon Lander Vehicle “one of man’s greatest achievements” at that time -- 2KB memory and 32 KB read-only storage -- less processing power than a cell phone (today) -- can not compare to an I-phone -- 10 to 20 million times less than today’s laptopMerlin J Ricklefs 050812
    • 17. GLOBALLY EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY – SUPERCOMPUTERS IBM Watson” --- the Winner on Jeopardy -- February 2011 Performed at the level of the best human players Unprecedented ability to analyze human language questions Knowledge 1 million books --- a lifetime of learning and experience “an historic event” “like putting a man on the moon” “on desktop and cell phone 7-9 years” 1ST COMMERCIAL APPLICATION --- MEDICAL -- WellPoint Insurance………………………. -- Rice U. Houston…Sao Paulo U. Brazil IBM announced “PureSystems” ------ April 11, 2012 A library of knowledge for a specific field of expertise Automatically sets up data base - then monitors and tunes application Merlin J. Ricklefs 050309
    • 18. GLOBALLY EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY – SUPERCOMPUTERS TOP500 Fastest Supercomputing sites ---- Nov 2011 #1 Fujitsu ------- JAPAN #2 NUDT ------- CHINA #3 Cray ---------- USA #4 Dawning ---- CHINA #5 NEC/HP ---- JAPAN #6 Cray ---------- USA #7 SGI ---------- USA #8 Cray --------- USA #9 Bull ------------ FRANCE #10 IBM ---------- USA A LEAPFROG competition IBM was #1 in 2008 August 22, 2011 IBM announced Blue Gene/Q Merlin J. Ricklefs Quality Associates International 050812
    • 19. GLOBALLY EXPANDING SKILLS – COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2012 World Finals May 14 – 18 University of Warsaw, Poland IBM sponsored since 1997 112 three-student finalist teams The Best of: 25,016 student contestants --- 2,219 Universities 85 countries --- 6 continents “Battle of the Brains” 8 problems --- five hour deadline creativity --- innovation --- teamwork logic --- strategy --- mental endurance Six Midwest USA Universities will compete in 2012 finals U of Minnesota Iowa State U U of Wisconsin U of Chicago U of Illinois Illinois Institute of Tech Merlin J. Ricklefs Quality Associates International 050812
    • 20. GLOBALLY EXPANDING SKILLS – COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Previous World Winners 2011 Zhejiang U----------------- China U of Michigan -------------- USA Tsinghua U----------------- China St. Petersburg State ---- Russia 2010 Shanghai Jiaotong U ----- China Moscow State U ---------- Russia Nat‟l Taiwan U ------------ Taiwan Taras Shevchenko Kiev Nat‟l – Ukraine e 2009 St. Petersburg State --- Russia Tsinghua U ---------------- China St. Petersburg State ----Russia Saratov State U - -------- China 2008 St. Petersburg State ---- Russia Massachusetts Inst. of Techn. – USA Izhevsk State Techn U –Russia Lviv National U ----------- Ukraine Merlin J. Ricklefs Quality Associates International 050812
    • 21. GLOBALLY EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY – THE FUTURE WORLD Computational Technology - Where machines answer the questions - Eventually we will change how we think, work and live - Ray Kurzweil, MIT professor and futurist -- “2045 will be the end of civilization as we know it!” IBM WATSON MOON LANDER 1969 1981 2012 2023 2045
    • 22. GLOBALLY EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY – THE FUTURE WORLD Computational Technology - Where machines answer the questions - Eventually we will change how we think, work and live - Ray Kurzweil, MIT professor and futurist -- “2045 will be the end of civilization as we know it!” IBM WATSON MOON LANDER 1969 1981 2012 2023 2045
    • 23. GLOBALLY EXPANDING LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION --- AUTOS Weve been waiting for the front of an orange Dodge Breeze, which is the fruit of the Chrysler-Chery Wall Street Journal 5/11/2009March 9, 2012 UpdateWall Street Journal 5/11/2009 Chengdu plant (southeast China)GEELYSecond Holding Auto plant for Daqing (northeastern China)Group Volvo Group Annual Report 2011 --- “BEST YEAR EVER” --- trucks --- buses --- construction --- aero --- financial services --- includes MACK trucks Bid submitted for: Volvo (GM) Jeremy Lin (basketball superstar) -- Volvo Brand Ambassador Saab (Ford) Merlin J. Ricklefs October 26, 2007
    • 24. GLOBALLY EXPANDING LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION --- AUTOS Merlin J. Ricklefs October 26, 2007
    • 25. GLOBALLY EXPANDING LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION - AUTOS/TRACTORS Mahindra & Mahindra -- Global Auto and Tractor India‟s leading maker of Tractors and Sport Utility -- Passed John Deere in global tractor volume -- India‟s largest producer of sturdy SUV‟s -- to launch “global SUV” this year JOHN DEERE GLOBAL LEADER MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 26. GLOBALLY EXPANDING LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION --- AUTOSUS INNOVATIONTESLAUS Electric CarProduction 2012
    • 27. Global Aircraft Production Dynamics --- AIRCRAFT GLOBALLY EXPANDING LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION
    • 28. GLOBALLY EXPANDING DEEP SPACE EXPLORATIONCHINA‟S “LONG MARCH” ROCKET 2005 --- THIRD COUNTRY TO SEND ASTRONAUTS INTO ORBIT 2007 --- SATELLITE INTO LUNER ORBIT 2012 –MANNED MODULE TO DOCK WITH INT‟L SPACE STATION 2014 – 2033 --- ASTR0NAUTS TO THE MOON --- LAUNCH SPACE STATION --- MARS EXPLORATIONSwift development supported by: Financial wealth Buy from the Russians LEARN AT TOP US UNIVERSITIES WALL STREET JOURNAL -- OCTOBER 23 2007
    • 29. GLOBALLY EXPANDING DEEP SPACE EXPLORATIONNASA FOCUSED ON Exploration of Deep Space -- Mars and beyond ENTREPRENEURIAL PRIVATE ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS -- Commercial cost effective routine access TO LOW ORBIT ESTABLISHED PARTNERSHIPS SPACE X – launch May 7, 2012 BOEING – launch 2015 or 2016 VIRGIN GALACTICA BLUE ORIGIN SIERA NEVADA
    • 30. GLOBALLY EXPANDING DEMANDS & CHALLENGES POPULATION MEGA CITIES RESOURCES JOB SKILL REQUIREMENTS MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 31. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CHALLENGES AND DEMANDSAPPROACH ING A WORLD OF 9 BILLION PEOPLE IN 2050 APPROACHING A WORLD OF 9 BILLION PEOPLE 2050 9COMPETITION FOR WORLD‟S RESOURCES 7 WATER ENERGY MATERIALS A Developing Global Crisis! Merlin J. Ricklefs October 26, 2007
    • 32. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CHALLENGES AND DEMANDSIT IS IMPORTANT WE PREPARE FOR A MEGACITY FUTURE More People are Moving to Megacities For work and a better life 51% of world‟s 6.9 billion live in cities today (3.5 billion) 70% of world‟s 9.0 billion will live in cities by 2050 (6.2 billion)CURRENT GROWTH IS UNSUSTAINABLE, UNPRECIDENTED andECOLOGICALLY DISASTROUS FOR HUMAN CIVILIZATION. Examples of issues being addressed by an educated population Shanghai – curbing coal use --- building offshore wind farms New York & Tokyo – evaluating seawalls Lagos --- building recycling facilities Guangzhou --- world‟s largest zero emission skyscraper – US designed Delhi and Dhaka --- drinkable water from Siemens SkyHydrant technology KIPLINGER LETTER, April 6, 2012 MERLIN J RICKLEFS QUALITY ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL 050812
    • 33. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CHALLENGES AND DEMANDS WORLD FOOD CHALLENGE BIGGEST EVER Farm Progress by Willie Vogt April 2012Need to produce more food in next 40 years than all of the last 10,000 3.9 billion people living under severe water stress Growing middle class in developing countries Starvation in North Korea and Africa MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 34. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CHALLENGES AND DEMANDS GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY/DEMAND IN FRAGILE BALANCE WHEAT CORN -- Global supply tightest in 38 years --- 50 day supply -- Strong demand keeps supplies close to current levels -- Production expanding in Argentina, Brazil, China and Black Sea region SOYBEANS -- South American drought impacting global supply -- Strong demand from China ORANGE JUICE -- Oversupply with weak consumer demand Merlin J Ricklefs 050812
    • 35. GLOBALLY EXPANDING CHALLENGES AND DEMANDSTom Stinson, MN State EconomistTom Gillaspy, MN State Demographer August 2010 Kyle Uphoff, Regional Manager MN Dept. of Employ. & Econ. Dev. March 2010 57% 20% 2001 2009 Merlin J. Ricklefs 090210
    • 36. Tom Stinson, MN State EconomistTom Gillaspy, MN State Demographer August 2010 92% 78% TOTAL ADULT +25“The current situation is not sustainable” Interpretation: If we keep doing what we are doing, don’t change and improve, then the good life as we know it will no longer exist
    • 37. IMPLICATIONS As DEVELOPING countries develop: The promise of achieving the DEVELOPED-WORLD‟s QUALITY OF LIFE “as we know it” --- is not realistic. Continuing the DEVELOPED WORLD‟S RATE OF CONSUMPTION “as we know it” --- is also not realistic THE FUTURE WILL BE A DIFFERENT WORLD where„PRETY GOOD‟ MAY NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH !!! Merlin J. Ricklefs 082808
    • 38. Merlin J. Ricklefs 042094ROTARYLITERACY 090210
    • 39. When is “is not so bad” good enough?
    • 40. GLOBAL FACTS AND TRENDS -- ECONOMICS FUTURE China passed Germany in 2007 to become world’s third largest economy TODAY China passed Japan in 4Q 2009 to become world’s second largest economy The Kiplinger Letter Feb 20, 2009 China projected to pass the USA in 2041 and become worlds largest economy India following similar pattern close behindData source: Goldman & Sachs (2003). Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050. Global Economics Paper No:99
    • 41. FUTURE A DIFFERENT WORLD2050 Germany E EU - LEADING ECONOMIES ? JAPAN INDIA CHINA USA ? ? RUSSIA BRAZIL - 9 BILLION PEOPLE ? ? - MEGA CITIES - LIMITED RESOURCES ----- Energy – Food -- Water - $1000 COMPUTER with the power of all human brains - GLOBALLY CONNECTED - DYNAMIC GLOBAL CENTERS OF PRODUCTION - DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION - „PRETTY GOOD‟ IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH !!! MERLIN J. RICKLEFS mjricklefs@aol.com
    • 42. THEOPPORTUNITIES ARE SUBSTANTIAL FOR THOSE WHO ARE PREPARED MERLIN J RICKLEFS 050812
    • 43. Merlin J. Ricklefs and Karen Lee RicklefsDistrict 5960 Literacy Co-Chairs 2009-11 and 2012-14mjricklefs@aol.com klricklefs@aol.com Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com 120809
    • 44. Literacy and Basic Education in Rotary It is more than BASIC – Ability to read, write and compute Literacy and Basic Education includes . FUNCTIONAL – Knowledge & skills to be a successful worker, citizen and parent. CHARACTER – Knowledge and skills to behave ethically PROJECTS IN 5 AVENUES OF SERVICE VOCATIONAL SERVICE -- tools for meaningful employment COMMUNITY SERVICE help schools and other literacy agencies help those who have been unable to attend or succeed in school promote a local community culture of educational excellence INTERNATIONAL SERVICE --- work through The Rotary Foundation CLUB SERVICE. International Literacy Day --- September 8th Rotary’s Literacy Month ---March NEW GENERATIONS --- Focus on youth www.rotary.org/literacy
    • 45. Seus-ismsWise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor
    • 46. DISTRICT LITERACY CO-CHAIRS WHAT DO WE DO?K 1) Establish a contact within each club 2) Promote the establishment of Literacy Projects 3) Encourage innovative new projects 4) Encourage, review and prepare Literacy Awards 5) Advise on grant availability and club eligibility 6) Report achievements to District and Zone Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com 120809
    • 47. How ROTARY CLUBS can help!--- ENERGIZE TRADITIONAL PROGRAMS IDENTIFY A CLUB COORDINATOR – A CHAMPION INNOVATE, MOTIVATE, PARTICIPATE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE Rotary Readers STRIVE Library Hosts Books for Africa 4 Way Test Projects Camp RYLA Scholarships Dictionary Projects Essay/Writing Competition Camp Enterprise March Literacy Month International Literacy Day Sept 8 Recognize/Reward a Community Org Etc. ------ etc. ------ etc. ------ etc. ESTABLISH A GOAL TO ACHIEVE AWARD RECOGNITION PROVIDE INPUT TO DISTRICT CHAIRS REPORT AND SHARE “best practices” Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com 120809
    • 48. DISTRICT GOVERNOR can help!APPOINT DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON(S) ENTHUSIASTIC CHAMPION(S)ASSIGN LITERACY AND EDUCATION A HIGH PRIORITYCOMMUNICATE FREQUENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY Leadership Training District Newsletter Special Attention for Literacy & Educ. Month in MarchSCHEDULE “BIG DEAL” EVENTS AT DISTRICT CONFERENCE Award Presentation – Recognition – Appreciation - Celebration Breakout Session or Main Tent Event Merlin J. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com 120809
    • 49. Rotary International Literacy Awards District Complete 5 projects Zone Complete 10 projects including •One Avenue of Service •Celebrate Literacy Month – March •Book Project Club Recognize a community Leader – Project -- Organization Ref: Rotary.org
    • 50. How ROTARY can help! --- NEW CHALLENGE/OPPORTUNITY Example: Counsel Adult and Youth Detention Center inmatesBe Like an Eagle Proud Courageous Hard Working Confident Protector Provider Responsible Wise Skilled Compassionate Firm Independent Free BE YOUR OWN LEADER November 16, 2009
    • 51. How ROTARY can help! -- NEW CHALLENGE/OPPORTUNITYExample: School – Quality Council – Rotary Partnership School SystemRotary Club EngagementEngagement
    • 52. How ROTARY can help!PARTNERSHIP BENEFITSCOMMUNITY BENEFIT: A fundamental School System transformation 1) higher levels of performance in teaching/learning 2) close the student achievement gap 3) increased administration efficiency 4) recognized role models for other School Districts to follow Merlin j. Ricklefs mjricklefs@aol.com 120809
    • 53. As District Literacy & Education Co-ChairsOur Rotary Motto THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE AND INFLUENCE FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD IS IN YOUR HANDS!!! Merlin and Karen Ricklefs 2009 - 11 and 2012– 14 District 5960 Literacy Co-Chairs
    • 54. A DIFFERENT WORLD GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO DO -- TO BE SOMETHING To Have Acquired AWARENESS -- UNDERSTANDING -- ATTITUDE -- BEHAVIOR A “GREAT” EDUCATED WORKFORCE withKNOWLEDGE --- SKILLS --- ABILITIES
    • 55. A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR The Rotarian March 2010Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair, Glenn E. Estess, Sr”I have seen again and again what a critical role LITERACY plays in a healthy and productive life” BEING LITERATE MEANS INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT -- COMPREHENDING instructions on a medicine bottle -- COMPREHENDING directions or a job posting -- UNDERSTANDING a note written by a child‟s teacher -- BEING ABLE to use a computer -- BEING ABLE to follow a recipe -- BEING ABLE to apply for a mortgage -- BEING PART of the larger society “---- more likely to be healthy --- less likely to be poor --- lesslikely to raise children who cannot read --- breaking the cycle ofilliteracy and poverty.”
    • 56. WATER AND ECONOMIC SANITATION AND PEACE AND DISEASE COMMUNITY CONFLICTPREVENTION DEVELOPMENT PREVENTION AND MATERNAL AND ANDTREATMENT CHILD HEALTH RESOLUTION FACILITATES IMPLIMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
    • 57. Our observation and experience:Rotarians are enthusiastic and compassionate helping people make abetter world and improve their quality of life.As humanity moves into a new era of high technology, global connectionsand limited resources we challenge Rotarians to embrace a specialcommitment to help people develop the knowledge, skills and abilities tocreate a different world with a sustainable higher quality of life. Merlin and Karen Ricklefs District 5960 Literacy Co-Chairs 2009-11 and 2012-14
    • 58. Merlin and Karen RicklefsDistrict 5960 Literacy Co-Chairs 2009-11 and 2012-14
    • 59. Seus-ismsWise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor
    • 60. INNOVATION ROTARY can help And that’s the truth!!! MERLIN J RICKLEFS MJRICKLEFS@AOL.COM REN LEE RICKLEFS KLRICKLEFS@AOL.COM