Speak the Language of the Country You’re In

Speak the Language of the Country You’re In by Jim Priest A number of years ago my wife and I travelled to England and France for an anniversary.  England I was ready for.  France?  Not so much.  The reason was I didn’t speak French, despite Mrs. Caderat’s best two year effort to facilitate French language […]

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future by Jan Peery Tired of posts on the world of a pandemic? Me, too! This not another post about Covid-19, the pandemic, suffering, losing, vaccinating, healing, or getting back into the office. Rather, it is about pushing your pause button and having a real moment of self-reflection, clarity and remembering the […]

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Why Rotary?

Why Rotary? -Paul Moore   Returning to in-person meetings has gotten me thinking about why I am a Rotarian. My first Rotary membership was in Hickory, North Carolina in 1976.  I was 27 years old and in my first management position with the Boy Scouts of America.  We met at Mom and Pop’s Ham House […]

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Collaboration, Always

Collaboration, always. by Stacy McNeiland Henry Ford once famously said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, examples of collaboration abound. Over the last year, we’ve all lived through history, and while none of us would choose to relive the pandemic, […]

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Fake News, Public Figures, and Defamation

Fake News, Public Figures, and Defamation – by Bart Binning, Ed.D. (1) A study by Pew Research during the 4th quarter 2020, they found that roughly 2/3 of the US population “believe their political system needs major changes or needs to be completely reformed.”[i] It is suggested that at least part of the reason for […]

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Memories of Spring

Memories of Spring  by Emily Lang Spring has always been my favorite season. As I write this, I’m on my back porch, watching a blue jay take a bath in our fountain and enjoying a cool breeze and warm sunshine. For me, this is a season that never lasts long enough. All too soon, we’ll […]

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Inside Look at Wall and Broadway by John Frost

Inside Look  at Wall and Broadway by John Frost Lately, many investors have been exposed to new terms and techniques which are used by Wall Street Firms and many investors do not know what or how these terms apply to “the market” for stocks. Let’s start with the term “order flow”. Most people cannot explain […]

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Teaching the Kids to Weather the Storm

Teaching the Kids to Weather the Storm By Dave Rhea It has been a long year! I suppose what we could think of as the new New Year falls in mid-March. I remember my last full day in my office prior to the COVID shutdown was in March of 2020 – Friday the 13th to […]

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Embers of War by Pat Rooney

Embers of War by Pat Rooney “Ho Chi Minh had a secret alliance with the United States.”  For those of you with even a passing familiarity with Vietnam, this statement will surprise you.    But it’s true, back in 1943 that is, when Japan occupied French Indochina and the U.S. needed Vietnamese help. This is just […]

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Check your “Check Engine” light!

Check your “Check Engine” light! by Jim Priest Rotary promotes “service above self”.  But is there a limit to that? I’m leading an adult Sunday School class through a study of the book “Living Joy” by Chris Stefanick. It’s written in a reader friendly style that includes “how to” sections in each chapter about how […]

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The Page Turner

The Page Turner by Ted Streuli One of Club 29’s longstanding traditions is to honor a teacher each month. That ritual conjures a different memory each month — the kindergarten teacher I adored, the high school teacher who kept putting me back on the path, the college English professor who challenged and inspired me. And […]

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Return to Normal

Return to Normal – Rotarians Need Meetings by Leonard Sullivan I really miss our weekly Rotary Meetings and eagerly await the return to our traditional meeting format. Most humans need social contact, and Rotarians are a special group who enjoy being together. Our common belief in service, community involvement, and adhering to the four-way test […]

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