Category Archives: Service Above Self

Applying The 4-Way Test to Serve Our Club and Members

submitted by Club President Andrea Kaminski

4 Way Test LogoLast week, I wrote about how the Rotary Four-Way Test is a wise guide that can help us limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safeguard ourselves, our loved ones and community. Here are some ways our Rotary Club of Madison members are applying this principle to serve our own Club and its members:

Because our weekly luncheons have been canceled, the members of our Rotary News Committee do not have speaker programs to write up, so some of them are using their journalistic skills to produce a new weekly feature called “Connecting With Members.” The first installment was in last Friday’s newsletter (page 2) and it featured an interview by Rich Leffler in which Paul Hoffmann described how his family had to leave Europe ahead of schedule to escape the coronavirus. Be sure to open your Rotary Newsletter every Friday to keep up with our Club and individual members.

Members of our Club’s Caring Committee are keeping track of RCM members who may need assistance in getting groceries or other daily supplies while they are staying safe at home. Committee members are arranging for Rotarians to meet these needs.  Contact the Rotary office at 608-255-9164 or if you need assistance.

These are just a few ways Rotarians are helping to keep members of our Club and our community connected despite social distancing. We also have Club members who are on the front lines as health care workers, public safety officers, grocers and election officials, just to name a few.

Let us know about your experiences so if you can fit in an interview, we can share it in our Rotary News or in a post on our Rotary Blog.

Linda Baldwin Receives 2015 Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation

Introduced by Deb Archer – May 6, 2015

Linda Baldwin pictured here with Club President Tim Stadelman

Linda Baldwin pictured here with Club President Tim Stadelman

Each year, our club selects one member to be recognized with Rotary International’s Avenues of Service Citation.  Recipients are selected for their volunteer efforts carried out within all five avenues of service which are club, community, international, vocational and youth.

On May 6, Linda Baldwin was introduced as this year’s recipient.

Linda Baldwin joined our Rotary Club in 1992, and she recently retired after 23 years as associate publisher of Isthmus Publishing Company.

Linda has a long listing of volunteer activities within the five avenues of service.  She has served on our Member Development, Rotary Information, Strategic Planning, SummerPalooza and Vocational Opportunities Committees.  She has served as chaired of our Ethics Symposium, Rotary News, Marketing and Communications and Rotary International Projects and Programs Committees.  She also co-chaired our Centennial Planning Committee, a committee that developed community and club activities to celebrate our club’s milestone anniversary in 2013.  She is also involved in many of our fellowship group activities.

Linda has helped our club accomplish a great deal over these past 23 years.  We are indebted to Linda and thank her for her Service Above Self efforts.