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We Ate, We Drank, We Shared

We Ate, We Drank, We Shared

[November 14]

The Pines Manor in Edison, NJ was the site of the annual Eat, Drink & Share event sponsored by our new and improved Rotary District 7475.

The event was held this past Monday, on Veteran’s Day, November 12th. It was a very patriotic event. The evening opened with a Color Guard Unit majestically presenting our flag to the hundreds of standing Rotarians from our district. Cory Wingerter, Doug Merritt and myself represented our club.

 
Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

[November 07]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

This week’s message is a little pragmatic. I’d like to share some random thoughts on kindness and what I believe is really valuable in life. A few years ago I had lost a good friend of mine. As I read through his obituary, I was struck by the last line that said, “In lieu of flowers, please perform Random Acts of Kindness.” That has stayed with me over the years. It really struck a chord. To reference Wikipedia: - "A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated,
inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world."

 
Hope Lives on a Playground in a City

Hope Lives on a Playground in a City

[October 31]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

There’s a playground in a city, where troubles are forgotten; where laughter can be heard, and where hope is alive. I saw it on a recent video. The playground is bright and vibrant and magnificent! It’s there because of one man’s vision; a vision that was shared by other great doers who helped bring this vision into reality.

 

"Good Reasons"

[October 24]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

Years ago I had a colleague who was a member of the Hamilton Rotary Club. He was very involved. His office was near mine. On his wall he had a small plaque that had the Four Way Test proudly displayed. He was always very enthusiastic about the club and the values that it stood for. It left me with a very good impression. This was in 1985.

 
“A Special Group of People”

“A Special Group of People”

[October 17]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

Rotary protocol encourages a refreshing absence of political discussion or bias. I’m happy to say that for the most part, that’s the standard for our club. We are very unique. We are in a world that at times seems to be terribly divided, yet we, as members of the Rotary Club of MRH, remain in harmony.

 
“Will Twain”

“Will Twain”

[October 10]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

As my predecessors have done before me, my goal (with everyone’s help) is to leave our club better off than I found it. We are a club that is rich in tradition and ideals. Those ideals make for a strong foundation that we can continue to enhance and build on.

 
It Made a Difference for Erin!

It Made a Difference for Erin!

[October 03]

Dear Fellow Rotarians and friends,

As we move into the second quarter of this Rotary year, my thoughts turn to just how fast time has been passing. We’re in the second of four quarters. The question that I often ask myself is, “Are we gaining all of the ground that we could in the time that we have. Are we doing all the things that we could that will make the biggest difference?”

 
Let’s Fly with Our Heroes

Let’s Fly with Our Heroes

[September 26]

Dear Fellow Rotarians and friends,

I’d like to dedicate this week’s message to our newest fundraising project, Flags for Heroes. Through member support, the Flags for Heroes project has the potential to become our third major fundraising event.

 
The Fastest Horse Can Make a Difference

The Fastest Horse Can Make a Difference

[September 19]

Dear Fellow Rotarians and friends,

Many years ago, I heard a story that demonstrated the difference between really winning and just maintaining a good pace. I’ll try to do it justice from my memory. The story is about the big difference that a little extra effort could make.

 
“Sew” Good

“Sew” Good

[September 12]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

This week’s speakers are Ellyn Ito and Nina Moukova from the non-profit, Seeds to Sew.

Seeds to Sew improves the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. As with Isles, (last week’s program), Seeds to Sew is a non-profit that encourages self-reliance and autonomy.

 
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