I'm a big fan of all civic clubs that exist to meet needs locally, nationally and globally. Since I've been a Rotarian I make it a point to give the Shriners money at intersections, even when it leads to the people behind me honking their horns and saying things about my Mom (I'm guessing they are neither Rotarians nor Shriners). I've spoken at a couple of Civitan events and despite referring to themselves as "Rotary-Light," they do excellent work. Lions Clubs' are also heavily involved in service projects and do great work.
 
In my years in missional-service as part of my career, and my time in Rotary, I've come to believe that individuals must adopt a desire for being active for a cause(s) and to hold a future view that any and all they do will ultimately make a difference. The same would be true for the "whole" of our Rotary club.
 
James A. Shedd writes of our being made to be of/in service:
 
A ship in harbor is safe -
 
But that is not what ships are made for
 
Nelson Henderson opines on the very long term future impact we will ultimately have:
 
The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
 
Under whose shade you do not expect to sit
 
 
Monday's speaker is Officer Mark Johnson of the Johns Creek Police Department's Citizens Academy.
 
Emory JC Hospital Bags have arrived and will be ready for presentation.

Monday, April 18 features our GRSP student.

Friday April 29 is the 'Hooch River Clean Up led by Render.

Sue will be in the Dominican Republic May 12-16 representing us on a joint JCBC-JC Rotary School Build Project.

Rotary Club of Johns Creek...sailing ships out of the harbor and planting trees for someone else's shade!
 
Michael