There are several civic groups in our community (state and nation) that make a difference in people’s lives!

Far too often they don’t get the “thanks” they deserve but I wanted to provide a link to my local Rotary Club who meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Cotton House.

If you would be interested in learning more about Rotary or joining our club, please let me know or contact one of our local Rotarians who would love to bring you to visit us one week!

There’s also two other clubs in the area that you can be a part of: The Rotary Club of St. Andrews and The Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club. If those are more convenient for you – location, date of meetings, etc. Please give them a look!

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. It’s more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

We follow a simple code we refer to as “The Four Way Test”. Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

With the New Year around the corner, why not make a resolution to get more involved in your community in 2008 and help make a difference for others?