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BE INFORMED ABOUT OUR CLUB
Pass on information about our club and about Rotary to your friends
A quote of inspiration
Bob Hope was truly inspirational during his life of 100 years. A family man who was married to Dolores for over 69 years and entertained troops overseas as well as many of us in the general populous. Here is one of his most popular. May he rest in peace.
I HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
This is a tribute to a man who DID make a difference
ON TURNING 70 – “I still chase women, but only downhill.”
ON TURNING 80 – “That’s the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.”
ON TURNING 90 – “You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”
ON TURNING 100 – ” I don’t feel old. In fact, I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”
Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of.
SHARING ROTARY WITH NEW MEMBERS
Are you aware of the responsibility or obligation most Rotarians fail to perform? Paying their dues? Attending meetings? Contributing to the club service fund? Participating in club events and projects? No-none of these!
Of all the obligations a person accepts when joining a Rotary Club the one in which most Rotarians fail is “sharing Rotary.” The policies of Rotary International clearly affirm that every individual Rotarian has an “obligation to share Rotary with others and to help extend Rotary through proposing qualified persons for Rotary club membership.” It is estimated that less than 30 percent of the members of most Rotary clubs have ever made the effort to propose a new member. Thus, in every club, there are many Rotarians who readily accept the pleasures of being a Rotarian without ever sharing that privilege with another qualified individual.
The Rotary policy on club membership states: “In order for a Rotary club to be fully relevant to its community and responsive to the needs of those in the community, it is important and necessary that the club include in its membership all fully qualified prospective members located within its territory” Only a Rotarian may propose a customer, neighbor, client, supplier, executive, relative, business associate, professional or other qualified person to join a Rotary club. Have you accepted your obligation to share Rotary? The procedures are very simple, and everyone must know at least one person who should belong to Rotary. (15)
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
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The program committee once again came up with an excellent program with speaker Dr. Simone Cummings, Dean of the Walker School of Business and Management at Webster University. Not only is Dr. Cummings accomplished in her field but she is also a genuinely good person. She gave us an honest opinion of higher education in the United States. Hopefully enrollments go up in the coming years but businesses must be prepared to hire young adults with less than a college degree. We will adapt but are lucky to have educators like Dr. Simone Cummings.
This week’s program will be Ed Wheatley who will be telling us about his book, “Baseball in St. Louis: From Little Leagues to Major Leagues”
“This is a book that tells the history of St. Louis as a baseball town through and through. It’s the story of young children playing in farm fields, school yards and brick alleys.” – STLMag
“Sports historian Ed Wheatley shares memories of teams and players who turned diamonds of all sizes into fields of dreams.” – Kate Uptergrove, West Newsmagazine “Discover the history of the Major League’s Browns and Cardinals and the great teams of the Negro Leagues, but also find the ways baseball intertwined itself within the city’s culture.”
If you missed last week’s 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
BE PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN
ESPECIALLY A ROTARIAN IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LOUIS
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