Jackie Chan is a Rotarian. I'm guessing he is Sergeant-at-Arms in his club.  Everyone wears their pin in his club.  Pope Francis is a Rotarian and I'm guessing he delivers the club prayer regularly.  Tough act to follow.   Hey, who did last week's prayer? Pope Francis.  Nope, count me out, not following that.

Thomas Edison was a Rotarian.  I bet he was in charge of projects for his club.  Hey, I'm inventing something I'm calling the light bulb.  After I invent it let's place them in 100 homes as a service project.
Orville Wright was a Rotarian.  I wonder if before District Conference he asked, "Hey, anyone want a lift to the meeting?  Wilbur and I just invented the airplane and there's room for two more to Hilton Head.
Prince Charles is a Rotarian.  I wonder if he hosts the club Christmas party?

The average Rotarian isn't famous and never will be.  That doesn't preclude the possibility that one of us might stumble onto an invention, or discovery or accomplishment that will catapult us into the infamous one percent of famous Rotarians.  It could happen.  If it doesn't however, we, like the rest of our Rotarian brothers and sisters, will live into the Four-Way Test day in and day out and seek to make a difference through our club.

Our club is growing and expanding its reach and its output. We are making a difference.  Imagine how much wider our reach could be if each of us brought in one new member. It's basic mathematics (my favorite kind), 1 + 1 = more reach.

Dr. Allen may not have the moves of Jackie Chan... and the Pope won't likely open our meeting with prayer... and our Christmas party won't be held this year at an English palace... but Rotary needs us just as much as it needs or needed the aforementioned famous members. And we need additional non-famous, garden-variety members, although a famous new member will be accepted, especially if they have a plane and are going to District Conference!

Kudos to all who served last Friday at the United Way Day of Service and the River Clean-up project. It was a double-header day of service.
Michael McCullar