If I had a million dollars, I’d be rich……….. ”Barenaked Ladies”
Hearing this song reminds me to a point 10 years ago when I first joined Rotary. I was recently married, with two young daughters, and successful in my financial planning and tax businesses. I volunteered at my daughter’s local schools, and to this day continue this volunteer work as time permits. I was referred to the Etobicoke Rotary Club by John Kanary because of the Camp Enterprise program, and the community work devoted to youth. The time was right to give back, and working with youth was a great fit for me. My membership with the Etobicoke Rotary Club begins.
Rich can be defined in many ways, and comes in many different forms. Rich in “time” may be limited, but the volunteer efforts of a Rotarian, especially during the club’s major fundraising “Toronto Ribfest”, can be fulfilling in so many ways, that compounds to other facets of your life.
Over time, you begin to be humbled by the club membership’s devoted “hands-on” activities, and the many lives that are touched within Etobicoke, Toronto, and around the world by your service and the service of other Rotarians. Perhaps, a simple thank you from a student, a parent, or community group endeavors you and other Rotarians to make a difference and have a presence of mind to assist, which we as Rotarians call “Service above Self”.
As President of the Etobicoke Rotary Club for the 2016/2017 year I am humbled to lead such an extraordinary group of volunteers and continue to seek out individuals of like minded “rich” intentions to assist within the community.
Please check out our many calendar of events to participate and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on me personal cell (416) 806-6996.