Interview with Rotary President David Walters

Rotary Reflections by Emily Stratton I had the opportunity to interview President David Walters this past week and had a most interesting conversation, hearing the inside of his year as president and his thoughts on his unusual Rotary presidential term. Enjoy!  Remind us how your year started—from your inauguration to first meetings. We initially planned […]

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After Covid, some things remain (and that’s a good thing).

After Covid, some things remain (and that’s a good thing). by Emily Lang Joy has returned. After an incredibly difficult 18-months, the world seems to have suddenly turned the corner, and reasons to celebrate can be found in the every day. Sure, there were things to be grateful for during the pandemic. For me, I’m […]

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Emotional Intelligence for Leaders… and Life

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders.. and Life by Dave Rhea Almost a decade ago, I was fortunate enough to work for a company that, at the time, was eager to recognize and develop leaders from within its ranks. As a result, and after a lengthy application process akin to college entrance, I was chosen to participate […]

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What Was Vietnam Really Like (for me)?

What Was Vietnam Really Like (for me)? by John Frost In short, it was something else. My father served in the Marine Corp during the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. My grandfather served in the Army during the Spanish American War. I am sure ancestors in Europe experienced wars, military service and other upheavals. […]

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Tulips in Full Bloom

Tulips in Full Bloom by Pat Rooney Today’s crypto currency runup in prices reminds me of the famous Tulip Mania of 1636 in Europe.  There, inexplicably, tulip bulb prices started rising and people began speculating on the ever-rising prices of bulbs.  The end result was an unprecedented crash a year later.  It seems silly now […]

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2021-2022 Rotary Committee Selection Online Form

Fellow Rotarians: Over the years, my favorite thing about being a Rotarian has been participating in our many committees. For me, some of my favorite committees have been One Pledge, Membership Recruitment, and Introduction of Guests and Visiting Rotarians. My participation in each one allowed me to make new friends in the club and understand […]

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A Message from President David Walters

Dear Rotarian Friends: Your Board of Directors, which is full of diverse voices and opinions has impressed me all year for being thoughtful and open with their views.  Last Friday after a full discussion in which everyone participated, they voted to lift the restrictions on Rotary attendance, effective May 25.  The adhoc Rotary Public Health […]

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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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