“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

One gorgeous summer evening in August, President Kim Meyers along with members of the Eugene Delta Rotary Club, gave me a tour of the Owen Rose Garden. Rotarians in that Club have been building beautiful structures in this lovely rose garden, maintaining the rose bed borders and walkways, and “dead-heading” these thorny beauties.

It is a place where today people can escape unsafe gatherings of the indoors and continue yoga classes, enjoy picnics, and walk among the roses; a time to stop and “smell the roses.” But I found out it is also where Rotarians create lasting friendships, gather to serve with their families in tow and share their Rotary “why.”

Take a listen.Here is the link to the podcast: https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/one-rose-one-connection-one-world/