My friend and insurance agent Carolyn Henderson has been trying for some time to drag me to the local Rotary Club meeting. Like almost everyone, I grew up hearing the phrase “Rotary Club,” and I knew they had something to do with business. So I recognized the invitation as a good networking opportunity, but I put it off for two long. Sometimes I still have trouble recognizing myself as a business leader instead of just another cog in the wheel.
Well, I finally broke down and went one of the weekly meetings. Boy was I surprised.
The Rotary Club is a great networking opportunity. In fact, that’s their primary objective.
FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service…
Think about that for a minute. “The Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.” They mean service to the community, both local and world. I was astounded. Community service is one of Hermit Haus Redevelopment’s core values. I had stumbled into a group of business leaders who thought the same way I do, that we should use our positions to the benefit of others. As I have previously said, “Heart makes this business worthwhile. Money just makes it possible.”
I haven’t joined yet. What do you think? Should I?