Rotary Club of St. Louis – Club 11

Presidential Telegram


HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY

Please remember and act on these words from our Rotary International President as we live our lives

One of our greatest strengths is how we reach across National, Ethnic, Religious and Political divisions to UNITE people of all backgrounds and to help others.”

Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-21


PROGRAMS

Last Thursday, Rick Harnish from High Speed Rail Alliance gave us one of our better Zoom presentations since the beginning of COVID 19. He outlined how high speed rail can not only move people faster but is better for the environment. Fares to travel or very comparable to other forms of transportation and take some of the traffic and stress from our highways. It might be awhile until such transportation is in place in St. Louis but California has already been using high speed rail. Check out their website.

High Speed Rail Alliance | (hsrail.org)

This coming Thursday we are in for a treat. Tom Ackerman, Sports Director at KMOX Radio will be the speaker, Live and in Person at the Downtown MAC. His program will be on the State of Sports in St. Louis during 2021. Tom is entertaining and will give us a thorough talk on all sports. In addition to being Sports Director, Tom has had numerous play by play assignments in various sports. Invite and bring your friends to this one. If you can attend live in person, if not be sure to sign up for our Zoom presentation.

 

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?

DEFINITELY WORDS TO LIVE OUR LIVES BY


BE PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN

ESPECIALLY A ROTARIAN IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LOUIS

As we have consistently done with our Club and our Meetings, we will continue to follow the guidelines set by the City of St. Louis and the Missouri Athletic Club (our meeting site) while having a safe environment.


As we come out of the COVID 19 this year, let’s try to work adding to our membership. If everyone just asks one close friend or business associate, we will be able to grow in 2021.


MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LOUIS

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Rotary Birthdays February 14th – February 20th   

Bill Cooper (Honorary Member         February 15th

Bob Sherrill (Past President)             February 19th 

 

Rotary Anniversaries February 14th – February 20th  

                              Doug Russell (Honorary Member)       2 years                     February 20th

                              Sallie Kratz                                          17 years                     February 19th

                              Dan Peterson                                     19 years                     February 14th

                              Bob Bauer                                           21 years                     February 17th

                              Helen DiFate                                       26 years                     February 16th

                              Tom Teasdale (Past President)          28 years                     February 18th

                              Ken Schuman  (Past President)          29 years                     February 20th


THE 2021-22 Rotary Club of St. Louis Board of Directors to Lead our Club starting July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

President                          Jack Windish       President Elect   Richard Warriner

Vice Presidents                Rebecca Richie     Jeromy Fritz                          

Sergeant at Arms             Michele Goad                                                           

New Directors elected      Matt Weiss     Pete Milne      Tom Keeline         

Serving 2nd year           Dan Conway   Bob Kocher   Mike Regan   Bill Piper

Immediate Past President           Kent Steinbrueck

 


Each week I will highlight something about Rotary that all Rotarians should know or be aware of.

About Community Service
A community, defined in its simplest terms, is a group of people who have something in common. But in real life, it is something far more complex than that. Each member — every individual, group, organization, and business — draws benefits from the community in many different ways. For a community to thrive, each of its members must honor a commitment to contribute to the well-being of the whole by returning those benefits in kind.
Rotarians recognize the importance of giving back to the community. After all, Community Service is one of the Four Avenues of Service. Every Rotary club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest. When those efforts are effective, they not only contribute to the greater good, they also promote Rotary’s positive image.
What makes a community service effort effective? Relevance. A community service project must address a real, current community concern or issue. Rotary clubs should start by surveying their communities to find out where help is needed. Once a club has listened to its community, it can begin to envision effective responses to problems.
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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.

Pass on information about our club and about Rotary to your friends, send the Pepperbox to them, Like and Share on Social Media. We really do have a great club, let’s not be afraid to tell the WORLD.

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 April 2021 FOR THOSE THAT CANNOT MAKE THE MEETINGS IN PERSON.

 

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PLEASE CONTINUE TO WORK AT BEING HEALTHY DURING THESE TRYING TIMES AND ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU THINK IS GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

 


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

 

My e-mail is:  

Kent1055@att.net  

Pepperbox 2-15-21

Rotary Club of St. Louis                                                         

President Kent Steinbrueck   2020-21

 

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