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Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing at Brackenridge
Fort Wayne, IN  46802
United States of America

Phone:
(260) 341-1600
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Do you have any questions or comments about our Rotary Club? Programs?  Meetings? Projects? Web Site? Spin Newsletter? Please Contact David Bennett (Click Here) Thanks for your feedback!
 
Speakers
Tim Smith
Oct 21, 2019
Republican Candidate for Mayor
Tom Henry
Oct 28, 2019
Democratic Candidate for Mayor
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
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Treasurer
Membership Chair
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chair
Secretary
 
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MONDAYS
11:30 AM - LUNCH SERVED
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
October 21
Tim Smith
Republican Candidate for Mayor
 
October 28
Tom Henry
Democratic Candidate for Mayor
 
 
Spin for October 21, 2019
GREETERS: Carole Fuller (Community Volunteer) & Ian McCormick (Merrill Lynch)
CASHIER: Kurt Beuchel (1st Source Insurance)
INSPIRATION:  Ruth Koontz (Community Volunteer)
ROTARY IS….John Hoffmann on World Affairs Conference(Star Excavating)
HOUSE:  Al Diefenbach (WM Imaging Solutions) & David Dyer (Tonn & Blank)
SPIN AUTHOR: Candace Schuler (Candace Schuler Writes!)
WEB MASTER & AV: Julie Zollinger (Bona Vita Architecture)
PROGRAM: Tim Smith, Republican Candidate for Mayor
MENU: Egg Drop & Chicken Noodle Soups, Asian Salad, Grilled teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice, Oriental Blend Vegetables & Cookies/Brownies
 
 
Reporter: John Peirce, Peirce Consulting LLC
 
Co-presenters evoke the wit and wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
 
When a political rival derided Abraham Lincoln for being two-faced, he deflected the criticism with typical self-deprecating humor, saying, “If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?” And when a supplicant came to him begging for a job saying, “The postal inspector has died. Can I take his place?” Lincoln replied, “It is OK with me, if it is OK with the undertaker.”
 
Monday’s Rotary program on “Abraham Lincoln: Master of Language,” was peppered with such quotes read by Judge Bill Lee in his resonant voice, and co-presenter Sara Gabbard read from a script based on her college dissertation.
 
The duet painted a verbal portrait of why this complex and  “most unlikely figure” became one of the “most revered of all human beings.” Gabbard described our 16th president as perhaps the best example of a self-educated person the world has ever known because he read so deeply and so widely, from the Bible to Euclid to Robert Burns’ poetry. Judge Lee read some of Lincoln’s own melancholy poetry from “My Childhood Home I See Again,” containing reflections on his hardscrabble upbringing in Indiana.
 
They talked of Lincoln’s devotion to the founding documents of our nation and reverence for its founding fathers. He lamented, ironically, in his early political career that his generation lacked the great challenge of the revolution and establishment of a nation. They shared Lincoln’s innermost thoughts on Christianity revealed in “Meditations on the Divine Will” that he penned in 1862 during the depths of the Civil War. How could two combatants, each believing that God was on their side, both be right, Lincoln wondered in that document, which was discovered after his death.
 
Gabbard proposed that Lincoln’s second inaugural address is the greatest ever given by a U.S. president and that its message resonates to this day: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds”…and do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
 
Flamingo of Change
 
Dick Conklin received the Flamingo of Change award for his great leadership, assistance, and flexibility at the 2019 Rotary Summit for Zones 30 & 31.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spin Information
If you have information for the Spin Newsletter, the email address has stayed the same.  It is rotaryclubfwspin@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
Volunteer - One Hour Can Make a Big Difference!
Please consider joining us as a volunteer at Washington School with Study Connection.
A tutoring/mentoring program that matches adults to work one-on-one with
kindergarten - 5th grade students.
 
Study Connection meets on Tuesdays  from 2:55-3:55 pm. - September thru May
If you can't make a weekly commitment, consider partnering up and tutoring every other week.
Volunteers play a BIG role in the students lives - by helping them with homework, reading, most 
importantly just by being a mentor, and opening the students eyes to to all that they can achieve.
 
You Can Be That Tutor / Mentor
If you would like more information on the program, please contact Julie Bobay or Lori Stinson.
 
 
 
2020 Rotary International Convention
 
 
 
 
 
For those planning to attend the 2020 Convention, rooms are quickly filling up – contact Lisa Waterman for room reservation information.