Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,
One of the goals for this Rotary year is to grow our club’s membership to forty-five members. We’re looking for people of all ages and diversity who will live up to our motto of Service above Self and who will, in the spirit of Rotary, Be the Inspiration to others.
Speaking of inspiration; On behalf of our club, I’d like to welcome our newest member and friend, Doug Harless. Doug has hit the ground running! He’s attended several meetings as a guest. He has also demonstrated his willingness to contribute by working multiple shifts at our 4H Funnel Cake booth! Doug was inducted into our club at last week’s meeting. All I can say is, “Go Doug!” It’s our pleasure to have you as part of our Rotary family!
Here’s a challenge to all members: We all know someone who would enjoy being a part of our Rotary Club. I challenge you to invite them to one of our meetings. We are looking for good people with high ideals. People who are willing to contribute whatever efforts they can and who want to make a difference in the community and in the world. There are many benefits for new members. One of the greatest benefits…..They get to hang out with us! After all, who is more fun than we are?!
Let’s also celebrate the values that we stand for by sharing Rotary with younger people. My staff at the fitness center often kids me on Thursdays by asking, “How was your old man meeting today?” It always gets a laugh. Of course, they mean old women too! (Although, we only have young women in our club!) I’ve often thought of the benefits that young adults would realize through membership in a Rotary club. They have an opportunity to learn from, and to be mentored by, more mature and successful members. They can learn and live by the values of the Four-Way Test. There is also the fulfillment that comes from doing good things for other people. Our mature members can benefit by the renewed spirit of enthusiasm that keeps life exciting and that moves everything forward. I’m talking about people with purpose, of all ages, coming together. What an unstoppable combination….mature wisdom combined with youthful enthusiasm!
Yours in Rotary,