Shakespeare’s Hamlet speaks the oft-quoted lines: To be or not to be – that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them.
I’d like to think Shakespeare would have been a Rotarian in Stratford-upon-Avon if Rotary had existed in those days. He would have been a good spokesperson, albeit a rather longwinded one. Rotarians should be all about the question. In fact, each Rotary Club should place a large question mark next to the banners so each member has to gaze upon it each meeting. Possibly each week we should ask ourselves, “what else can we do to serve our community and/or the world?” If we aren’t people of the “Question Mark” can we really be the people of Rotary?
Thus far this year we have doubled our goal for bringing in new members and we have funded and been on the ground on our second clean water project. We have already approved our first school build in the Dominican Republic for May and our third clean water project there for October. It’s not like we haven’t looked a few delicate questions in the eye and made tough decisions over the past few years. So what’s next? Which question will be our slings and arrows that have caused outrageously bad fortune to befall someone, some place or some people group? What issue will The Rotary Club of Johns Creek District 6910 oppose in an effort to end it?
We must continue to seek these questions and be people of the question mark. If we do it will make us better Rotarians!
Monday’s Speaker is Randy Redner of the Commerce Foundation of Northeast Georgia.
Please note that there will be no meeting on February 15 as it is President’s Day
Also, Judge Pam has set Monday March 7 as an away meeting at the new County Jail Facility in Cumming. We do two professional visits annually and this is number two for this Rotary year.