Posted by LBS on Mar 16, 2018
What inspires you?
What is the best advice you received from a parent or mentor?
If you had unlimited time, resources, and great health what would you do?
With these three provocative questions, our own Jon Ridler faciliated and an active and interactive discussion on the topic of Human Intelligence.   Woven throughout all of the answers were common themes: the importance of relationships and interpersonal communication and the power of gathering with others who share similar ideas that help you take actions that are bigger than you can take alone, and not surprisingly among a group of Rotarians, a focus on the importance of service.  At the conclusion of the discussion, Jim Bertucci aptly pointed out the alignment between the discussion and the Object of Rotary.

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideals of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the following:

  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.