Perfect engagement is a hallmark of a healthy and vibrant Rotary Club. Perfect engagement means every Rotarian is contributing time and talent to projects that interest the individual and supports club goals. Rotary recognizes five Avenues of Service, and ideally, members will contribute in two or more of these five areas. The first step to… Continue reading Perfect Engagement – More Valuable than Perfect Attendance
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What Does Rotary Mean to You?
For many of us, the answer is both simple and complex. Fundamentally, it involves connections. Rotary is where I connect with my friends. Rotary is where I’ve made connections to grow my consulting business. Rotary allows me to do more, through the power of Rotarians locally and around the world, in partnership with The Rotary… Continue reading What Does Rotary Mean to You?
Spring Cleaning–Its for Rotary Clubs too!
We’ve experienced our first blush of spring, trees are flowering, birds are singing, butterflies are swirling, and PETS (President-Elect Training) season is ending. Now is the time of fresh starts. For David and me, it meant spring cleaning. Donating clothes that no longer fit, and wrenches for equipment no longer owned, removing clutter and organizing… Continue reading Spring Cleaning–Its for Rotary Clubs too!
How to Be An Inspiration – 4 Easy Steps!
If you could only grow tomatoes, but not peppers or cucumbers or flowers or shrubs, would we call you a ‘Master Gardener’? Certainly not. If your friend could prepare only one dish well, would we call her a ‘chef’? Not likely. If your music-loving colleague could play only one song, would we call him a… Continue reading How to Be An Inspiration – 4 Easy Steps!
Rotary, a Gift of Peace
In this season of festivities, mysteries, blessings and miracles, I reflect upon Rotary International and the profound impact it has had on my life. I joined Rotary just seven years ago and since that time, I have gotten to meet, and get to know, hundreds and likely thousands of people I would otherwise not have… Continue reading Rotary, a Gift of Peace
We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving and the holiday calendar is in full swing. This is a time of tradition when we enjoy foods and family activities that only happen during this time of year. For me, as a child, it was playing Scrabble with three generations of family after the Thanksgiving meal was cleaned up and… Continue reading Traditions Abound
Support Members, First
The 2018-2019 Rotary International President Barry Rassin is calling on Rotarians “…to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.” He highlighted Rotary’s new vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities,… Continue reading Support Members, First
Rotary = Swiss Army Knife?
Rotary reminds me of a Swiss Army knife because it is many tools in one. While the tools individually may not be ‘best in class’, when combined they form a remarkably handy implement, that you can take with you anywhere. Let me explain… First, Rotary reminds me of church. While Rotary is not a religious… Continue reading Rotary = Swiss Army Knife?
Service Above Self
He was tall and thin, of indeterminate middle age and with a pock-marked face. He commented about the weather, almost shyly while standing a little apart from the line in the fast food restaurant. My husband, David, and I had stopped on our way home from a Rotary training seminar, to get coffee and a… Continue reading Service Above Self
How will you be changed?
I am deep into planning for Rotary year 2019-2020 when I will be serving as District Governor for District 7710, in central North Carolina. There is much to do, from light-hearted party planning, to identifying people to serve in numerous volunteer roles, to developing the critically important vision and focus for the year. While the… Continue reading How will you be changed?