Rotarians challenged to build empathy and humanity by Grosvernor Scholar
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Holiday specials at Seven Hills Rotary today! The first was Adrienne Forgette, communications specialist at the Darlington School who detailed her recent voyage to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Society as a Grosvernor Scholar. The second was the induction of four of five new club members. The club roster has grown significantly this year due in large measure to Lee Carter, president. 
Forgette spoke to all Rotarians about more than her travels. Just one example of great communication was her reference to a gentleman named Bruno della Cheese, who at age 23, found himself the only foreigner in an auditorium full of Egyptians in Cairo. A speaker at the podium said, "If you want to know what it means to be Egyptian, go to China, go to America, go to South America-go anywhere but here. To truly understand yourself and what it means to be from a place, you must go. To understand our own culture, he explained, we must enter another one. A fish does not know water." So emblematic of the Rotarian spirit everywhere. 
While Forgette was in San Cristobal, she discovered a Rotary Club had been founded there in 2012. Onward together Rotarians