Rotary Brings Us Together
We start the New Year looking forward to the future with a sense of hope and optimism. Thank you, Rotary, for breaking down the barriers and allowing us to be good citizens in our communities. Rotary is one of the only places where political beliefs, sexual orientation, race, gender, and age make no difference. We are Rotarians, bound together by our desire to serve, and that’s all that matters.
As I watched the Rose Bowl on January 2, I was reminded that 75 years ago, during WWII, Duke University and Oregon State University played the Rose Bowl in Durham, NC as a cautionary measure to protect the West Coast fans. Regardless of who won the game, 70 players from that game signed up with the military afterwards. They became best friends and brothers in arms, united in the cause to win the war. Isn’t that what Rotary is all about? Giving up the sides or factions and coming together to be united for a great cause? I think so. Rotary brings us all together to make the world a better place.
With six months to go in the Rotary year, our number one goal is to provide the Rotarians in our District with the best possible experience. We strive to offer our members the opportunities for friendship and service, because through our relationships, we serve humanity.