READ THE PEPPERBOX – GREAT INFORMATION
BE INFORMED ABOUT OUR CLUB
Have ideas to make the Pepperbox even more interesting,
please submit them to either Rose or Kent
A quote of inspiration for Labor Day. Although this is a week late it still is worth reading
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of.
Virtually all membership in Rotary was based upon a “classification.” Basically, a classification describes the distinct and recognized business or professional service which the Rotarian renders to society.
The principle of Rotary classification is somewhat more specific and precise. In determining the classification of a Rotarian, it is necessary to look at the “principal or recognized business or professional activity of the firm, company or institution” with which an active member is connected or “that which covers his principal and recognized business or professional activity.” It should be clearly understood that classifications are determined by activities or services to society rather than by the position held by a particular individual. In other words, if a person is the president of a bank, he or she is not classified as “bank president” but under the classification “banking.”
It is the principal and recognized activity of a business or professional establishment or the individual’s principal and recognized business or professional activity that determines the classification to be established and loaned to a qualified person. For example, the permanently employed electrical engineer, insurance adjuster, or business manager of a railroad company, mining company, manufacturing concern, hospital, clinic, etc., may be considered for membership as a representative of the particular work he or she may be doing personally or as a representative of the firm, company, or institution for which the professional service is being done.
The classification principle also permits business and industries to be separated into distinct functions such as manufacturing, distributing, retailing and servicing. Classifications may also be specified as distinct and independent divisions of a large corporation or university within the club’s territory, such as a school of business or a school of engineering.
Though the classification principle is not as dominant as it once was it is still important that we make an effort to assure that each Rotary club represents a cross section of the business and professional service of the community. (13)
Have you opened your Rotary Magazine yet this month? As I outlined previously, this is the first issue with the change of name from The Rotarian to Rotary. The name recognizes the breadth of the organization’s membership in addition to supporting the organization’s goal of growing awareness of Rotary’s global brand.
MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LOUIS
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
This week we had Brooks Goedecker, Executive Director of the Midtown Redevelopment Corporation. He gave us a detailed view of what is planned for the area around Saint Louis University which will link their north and south campuses. Most of this is done in conjunction with Saint Louis U and SSM. When completed it will truly be a destination not only for students but for people all over the St. Louis area. Great Presentation Brooks. Go Bills!!!
We had one of our largest in person meetings this week with over 40 in attendance and another 12 watching via zoom.
This week’s program will be given by our own David Pokorny from Fox Sports Midwest. Dave will bring one of their specialists to talk on the inter-working at the station that brings us Cardinal Baseball, Blues Hockey and other locally produced programming. Stay tuned for a wonderful upcoming program next Thursday.
If you missed last weeks meeting or any meeting you can watch the recording of the zoom presentation by clicking on the link in the Pepperbox.
We are continuing to work to make the zoom presentations better every week. Please let Joan know if you have and suggestions and she will pass them on to the MAC who is handling the production of the video.
ZOOM BROADCAST WILL CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER FOR THOSE THAT CANNOT MAKE THE MEETINGS IN PERSON.
Remember to complete the new pre-meeting online registration starting with this meeting that Joan will send out. This pertains to both those attending live and virtually. Although this is not mandatory (yet) please respond to the email to give us a good idea of attendance. It worked very well last week.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO WORK AT BEING HEALTHY DURING THESE TRYING TIMES
“Call a Rotarian” – Past President Bob Garagiola kicked off this program on April 7th 2020. Let’s see if we can keep this going in support of Bob. I think this is a good gesture and will help keep us connected. And you will feel good just to make a “personal” connection. I know I have and if you do also, you’ll be amazed at the results.
Finally, if you have questions, concerns, or ideas regarding Club 11 please contact either me or our office
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Rotary Club of St. Louis
President Kent Steinbrueck