August 5, 2014 – Did you know that many famous people have been Rotarians? It might not surprise you to know that great businessmen like J.C. Penny, Sam Walton and Charles Walgreen were members of Rotary. How about famous animator, Walt Disney, Neil Armstrong and Orville Wright? Presidents Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt and Gerald Ford were all Rotarians. You might not blink to know that Charles H. Mayo founder of the Mayo Clinic, US Senator Diane Feinstein and Joyce Hall founder of Hallmark Cards were also Rotarians. One of my favorites is Gulielmo Marconi, the inventor of the commercially-viable wireless radio.
Those famous Rotarians signify just a few when it comes to the number of people just like you and me who have helped Rotary make its mark in the world. It’s a network of more than a million men and women who have come “this close” to eradicating polio or drafted the charter that formed the United Nations. Rotarians have fed, educated, bridged gaps…brought comfort, smiles and hope where there was none.
Where will you leave your indelible stamp? Learn more about the committees and things available through Rotary. Visit our website www.coosbaynorthbendrotary.org.
Mother Teresa said “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Rotary has evolved along with us. It has withstood the test of time. Find your passion and love and continue to make a difference, here and afar. See you at club on Tuesday.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Stephanie Kilmer, President