July 21, 2014 – There are many profound moments that define a country, an organization or each and every one of us. When you look back on the history of our country, some might argue which moments would rise to the top… The Boston Tea Party signifying the birth of a country. Maybe it was the first walk on the moon or the development of the first car. In our lives, it might be our first job, marriage, surviving a catastrophic illness or the birth of child. When we look into our work in Rotary, it is good to stop and think of the profound moments that have shaped this organization.
Is that profound moment in Rotary the birth of the man who would be inspired 32 years later to start an organization where men and, now women of different professions could gather in fellowship? And, did he know that over a decade later, where that vision would lead? 1.2 million members in 200 countries continuing fellowship and working within their communities and afar to bring peace, wellness and comfort.
I encourage you to look inside and find your profound moment in Rotary and share that gift with someone. Our members make a difference everyday in our community, and as an organization we can continue to make it better as well. Bring a guest to any club meeting in July and your name will be entered into a drawing the first meeting in August for a nice prize.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Stephanie Kilmer, President