First of all, I would like to thank Richard Warriner, President Elect for filling in for me while I was on my Honeymoon last week.Susan and I spent several days at Table Rock Lake enjoying the great Fall weather and the beauty of nature. Among other things we had a sunset dinner cruise, bicycled through a nature park and dined at a great restaurant on the lake.We felt so grateful for the wonderful time!
Upon returning home, I picked up the October issue of ROTARY magazine.I was reading an article written by our Rotary International President and he stated that nine percent of the world’s population, approximately 700 million people, live on less than $1.90 a day mostly in Africa. He went on to say, “Part of our mission in Rotary is to help improve conditions for people in this region, in part by providing support for strong public health.”These people depend on us this support while they cling to a simple thing called “hope”
Susan, remembered a poem by Emily Dickinson and recited it to me. To paraphrase she said, “Hope is the thing with feathers- that perches in the soul- and sings the tune without the words-and never stops-at all.”I hope that we all remember to count our blessings and share them with those less fortunate.
Thank you all for the work you do for our Rotary Club!
President Jack Windish 10-14-21