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“Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Anonymous

July 1

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy." - Tagore

July 8

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

July 15
“Only a life lived in the service of others is worth living." – Albert Einstein

July 22

“The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

– Sir Robert Baden-Powell

July 29

“Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid."

– Albert Schweitzer

Aug 5

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day, go fishing

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

– Chinese Proverb 

Aug 12

Concerning all the wonderful ways Rotarians serve

“‘Why?’, they ask. Because we can … and we care!”

– Frank Romano, District 7430 Governor 2013-14

Aug 19

“‘The only true gift is a portion of yourself.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sep 2

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead 

Sep 9

“This is a changing world: we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”

Paul Harris

Sep. 16

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you”

Princess Diana

Sep. 23

“We aren’t limited if we can’t see. We’re only limited if we don’t look.” – Two Blind To Ride

Sep. 30

“To help yourself, help others. Whatever good you do travels a circle and returns to you many times over – but remember, life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you become.” – Dennis Gaskill 

Oct. 7

“Every day when I got off the bus to walk to the build site, I had this movie quote in my head … that said “do good things today”. I guess that’s enough to ask, and the very minimum that I should expect of myself. And last week, I made it.”

 – K. Catherine (Casey) Roney

On the Habitat for Humanity “Mekong Big Build”, where she volunteered with her Dad, Tom Roney, who presented to Morning Star Rotary last week.

Oct. 14

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

 – Walt Disney

Oct. 21

The Serenity Prayer

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.”

 – Reinhold Niebuhr

Oct. 28

“Look up and not down.

Look forward and not back.

Look out and not in, and lend a hand.”

 – Edward Everett Hale

Nov. 4

“Tell me and I’ll forget.

Show me, and I may not remember.

Involve me, and I’ll understand.

 – Native American Proverb

Nov. 11

“Freedom isn’t free. Thank you to all who paid that price.

 – Unknown

Nov. 18

“Life is an echo – what you send out comes back.”

 – Anonymous

Dec. 2

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

 – Marcel Proust

Dec. 9

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."

 – President Woodrow Wilson

Dec. 16

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."

 – Arthur Ashe

Dec. 31

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of Love!”

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

Jan. 6

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jan. 13

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”

– Ben Sweetland

Jan. 20

“Nothing is more important for the public welfare than to form and train our youth in wisdom and virtue.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Feb. 3

"Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place."
– Rosalyn Carter

Feb. 10

“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.”

– Henry Ford

Feb. 17

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

– Joseph Caldwell

Feb. 24

“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.”

– William Menninger

Ed. note: No wonder Rotarians are successful!

Mar. 3

“If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your won, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give”

– Rabbi Samuel Hirsch

Mar. 10

“Learn all you can about people in other parts of the world. Understanding how people in other countries live and work and play teaches us to respect them and promote peace everywhere.”

– Carol Bellamy

Mar. 17

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”

– Baltazar Gracian

Mar. 31

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Apr. 6

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

Apr. 14

Since April is Rotary International’s “Magazine Month”, this’ week’s source is The Rotarian magazine!

“When you’re trying to rebuild a society, what’s the first thing you do? You have to build camaraderie. You have to build trust. Rotary clubs do that?”

– Howard Buffet (Philanthropist, and son of Warren Buffet)

Apr. 21

In follow up to the recent quote about lighting one small candle rather than curse the darkness, and in recognition of April being Rotary International’s “Magazine Month”

 “The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world.”

– RI President-Elect Gary C. K. Huang, in the April 2014 issue of The Rotarian

Apr. 28

From the May 2014 issue of The Rotarian magazine, as we wrap up April, RI’s Magazine Month: “Q: Is there a ‘silver bullet’ that will boost Rotary membership?

A: Engagement.  I quit my Rotary club because I didn’t have anything to do. Then they asked me if I’d chair a committee…I stayed because I thought it was an important role. “The key is to give people the opportunity to contribute to their community.”

– RI President Ron Burton

May 5

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

May 12

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein.  (To that, let’s add women, please!)

May 19

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbably, and then, when we summon the will, they become inevitable.”

– Christopher Reeve 

May 26

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

– Willie Nelson   

June 2

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 9

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?”

– Henry David Thoreau

June 16

“I believe that if we can get prospective members to help us with a project … the rest will take care of itself. They will realize that they made a difference in someone’s life.”

– Rotary International President Ron Burton in the June 2014 issue of The Rotarian