Posted by Pat Hoffman on Jan 10, 2019
Unintended consequences of the best kind.
Your Affect as a Rotarian Can Come at Any Moment
While working at a large corporate event with several other small business owners from the area I ran into the folks who run the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry who was also at the event showcasing what they provide to our community, I struck up some small talk as our Rotary Club (Central Perkiomen) works with The Daily Bread on a couple of projects every year. While in conversation a security guard working for the corporate host came by and thanked the folks working the booth and it was pointed out that I was a Rotarian whose club was involved with that particular project he was thanking everyone for, the gentleman thanked me as well and told us his story. 
Our Rotary Club of Central Perkiomen teams up every year with the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry to provide laptops to local High School students with financial needs, the gentleman told us that his family received one of the computers and he was determined to put it to good use as well when his high schooler wasn’t using it. He proceeded to tell us that he took on-line courses with the laptop and received his GED which gave him the opportunity to apply for the security guard job he currently held at one of the largest employers in our area.
As you might imagine when I came to our club meeting that week and told the story everyone was just as humbled as I was when I heard the story, notoriety is not something we seek out with our projects so when you see the difference first hand of what we do and the lives we touch it truly points out that Your Affect as a Rotarian can come at any moment.
Pat HoffmanCentral Perkiomen Rotary Club