Last week I took the time to visit the Madison Horizons Rotary Club at the Radisson Inn West on Grand Canyon Drive. I guess, I’m already missing some of the usual weekly interaction that comes from small lunch table conversation. I always wanted to visit Madison Horizons but never took the time until last week. They have a big Rotary Wheel outside of the hotel so I figured that they must be doing something right. Well, I entered as a visitor, and I came out feeling like a member of the Club. They gladly welcomed me and made sure that all of the visitors were formerly introduced to the entire club as we sat to enjoy a hardy lunch.
They had a very lively and upbeat speaker who provided valuable community information about the threats of poisonous gas in households. I felt well informed and a little closer to the issues that fellow Madison homeowners face. It was clear to me that Rotary plays a vital role in community service, education and public discourse. It’s important to discuss vital issues face-to-face, when you can, to exchange ideas and creatively work to find solutions to problems. As I took a minute to look around the room to see if everyone was engaged in the presentation, I also noticed one other thing. Almost every Rotarian was wearing a Rotary pin. The meeting was important to them, and they were proud to wear their pins. It didn’t take me long to realize that this, community-oriented, Rotary Club sits at the heart of Rotary. I’m going to take the time, during this Rotary year, to visit and fellowship with other clubs in Madison and I hope you do to.
Yours In Service,