READ THE PEPPERBOX – BE PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN
Pass on information about our club and about Rotary to your friends
Have you opened your Rotary Magazine yet this month?
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?
Ageless Quotes – Age 6 to 15
I’ve learned that I like my teacher because
she cries when we sing “Silent Night”. Age 6
I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat
my broccoli either. Age 7
I’ve learned that just when I get my room the
way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12
I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself
up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14
I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit
it, I’m secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15
MORE TO FOLLOW NEXT WEEK
Congratulations to those achieving perfect attendance for the 1st quarter of this Rotary year. The quarter ended on September 30th.
Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of.
TOLERANCE OF DIFFERENCES
Occasionally there is a temptation to criticize the laws, customs and traditions of another country which may seem strange or contrary to our own. In some instances, illegal practices or customs of one nation are completely lawful and acceptable in another.
As members of an international organization dedicated to world understanding and peace, it behooves Rotarians to exercise restraint in judging our Rotary friends and citizens from other countries when their behavior seems unusual to us. A Rotary policy has existed for more than half a century relating to this dilemma of international relationships.
The statement, adopted in 1933, says that because it is recognized that some activities and local customs may be legal and customary in some countries and not in others, Rotarians should be guided by this admonition of tolerance:
“Rotarians in all countries should recognize these facts and there should be a thoughtful avoidance of criticism of the laws and customs of one country by the Rotarians of another country.” The policy also cautions against “any effort on the part of Rotarians of one country to interfere with the laws or customs of another country.”
As we strive to strengthen the bonds of understanding, goodwill and friendship, these policies still provide good advice and guidance. (16)
Ed Wheatley was the program last week and brought his new book: Baseball in St. Louis, From Little Leagues to Major Leagues. Ed had some memorable stories that outlined all facets of baseball in St. Louis. One of my favorites was the mapping of the various stadiums that were venues for professional teams over the years. He also covered his ALL ST. LOUIS team composed of major leaguers that were born in St. Louis. Thanks, Ed for bringing back old memories.
This week’s program will be our annual Rotary Police Awards that honor the outstanding police officer in St. Louis. Kudos to Jim Conway, Mike Regan and their committee for preparing for such an exceptional event. It is one of the highlights of our Rotary year.
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 NOVEMBER 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