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Greater Rochester

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Doubletree Hotel
150 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN  55904
United States
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Cradle to Career Community Report Summit reviewed why this collaborative initiative is so important, the progress made so far, and the next steps to be taken.  Julie Brock, Executive Director, used the experiences of a student to guide us through the data. It made the information very meaningful. http://www.cradle-2-career.org/  This initiative started because the 3 Rochester Rotary Clubs formed a team to explore how Rotarians' service could make an even bigger impact in the community. The hope of doing good has grown into a community focus. 
                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory…will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
– Abraham Lincoln, 1861
I enjoyed the Better Angels Skills Workshop.  It did cover the following objectives. 
  • Learn skills to have respectful conversations with people who disagree with you.
  • Clarify differences
  • Search for common ground
  • Deal with the stress among family members and friends whose view differ from yours
My main take away is that conversations with members of our families , circle of friends and / or associates must be approached with a  mind set of understanding. The goal is not to change or persuade others to your side. The purpose is to listen and to try to understand. You may discover areas of common interest; you may come to appreciate the person's point of view; you may find common ground or you may agree to disagree. This type of work is essential if we are going to move forward. 
Why Rotary? This session focused on personalizing what it means to be a Rotarian. It is not just what we do or how we do it. The spotlight was on why we do what we do. When someone asks me , "Why Rotary?", my answer will no longer be - 1.2 million members join together to do good in the world. We are eradicating polio etc. Now I will say, "Why Rotary?". Rotary enriches my life with purpose, friends, fun, and the ability to do good around the world. What is your answer to "Why Rotary?"
Ed Marek, DG 2020-21,  lead us in conversation at this year’s District 5960 One Rotary Summit. Great meeting! 
 
  
Super fun time at Fred and Carol's place on August 16th. Music, friends, good food - the rain stopped just in time. 
BBQ provided by Chef Mike, Chef Chris, Saucy Chef Scott, and Weber Chef Steve. 
Music by D'Sievers duo!
Our very own GRR Rotarian Mike Becker is  the 2018-2019 District Governor of District 5960.
 The 3-Club meet, greet and celebrate an audacious New Rotary Year on August 1 at 125 Live was so much fun.                              
Mike's vision can be summed up in one word, "Rotary". He wants us to talk about and to understand the multiply opportunities Rotary offers to do good in the world. 
We are looking forward to an "audacious" year with Mike. 
The DG Mike Becker, 2018-19, Installation was a fun event. Austin Rotary was most gracious.
Mike is appreciative of all who attended and is looking forward to an audacious year. 
 
 
 
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