There is something about the ideals of Rotary and “Service Above Self” that makes me smile. I can’t count the number of times that our Downtown Rotary luncheon was the highlight of my Wednesday. I enjoy the world class speakers, the fellowship, camaraderie and the singing (yes, even the singing). As the holiday season is quickly approaching, I’m think about spending time with friends and family. The holiday season reminds me of good food and sharing a few laughs. For so many of us, we’ve chosen to make Rotary a part of our extended family. We eat together; share laughs together, and sometimes express sadness and grief together. For some of us, our luncheon serves as the only time we get to visit with extended family. Some of our parents have passed on and some of our children live miles, states and even continents away. Let’s take the time, this year, to make this a very special holiday season. Introduce yourself to someone new this week. Make a new friend in the Club or in the community. Who knows, one day, that new friend could become a part of your extended family.
Yours In Service,
Wes Sparkman, Club President