Message from the President
September 15, 2018
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
Itís an honor to be re-elected for another term as Fayette
Rotary President or maybe itís a just a chance to do better than I did
the first go a round 10 years ago. Iím proud to be a member of
Fayette Rotary a Club that has completed many projects to help our local
community and yes in a small way other communities in the world. I
must confess that Iím far more inclined to help our local communities
but at the same time realize the importance of assisting people around
I look around our meeting room itís clear to me that we have the movers
and shakers in our club who all have their reasons for being Rotarians.
I for one did not join Rotary to flip hamburgers and pour concrete and
sell brooms. Been there done that and still appreciate those who
continue to do so. Iím retired so I didnít join to make business
connections but itís good to know people in other professions and
network with them. I, on the other hand, was looking for a club that
could keep me abreast of what was going on in our community and beyond,
which is accomplished through our meeting programs, give me the
opportunity to associate with friends and the ďdoersĒ in our community
and at the same time provide a helping hand in our community.
Whatever your reason for joining I think you should feel worthy of being
asked to join and realize that by doing so there are certain
expectations that we as members have. I have watched people come
and go in our club and unfortunately more have gone than come in lately.
Why is this we ask? Iíve heard all the reasons and it would serve
no purpose to recite them here. I believe in the adage that people
vote with their feet and their pocketbooks. I believe for one that
to get people here we must continue to have quality programs that are
arranged by various individuals in the club and not get in a rut with
the same chairs having the same types of programs. (Donít get me wrong I
havenít been to any programs worse than what is on television).
And please donít tell me you donít know anyone to contact for a program
or donít have any ideas. The second thing is we need more involvement.
I know, most of you are involved in many things not to mention family.
But the truth is, we usually do what we want to do. I have set
forth some expectations for us as Fayette Rotarians which Linda will put
on our brochure. There isnít a one on that list that canít be met.
I would like to see more functioning of our standing committees.
We need regular reports from our committees. The reports given at our
August 22nd and 29th meetings
were excellent and I thank the chairs for the effort that they put in making them.
Iím pleased that our ďChicken BingoĒ for the foundation is going
so well and am looking forward to spinning the wheel to pick our first
winner of 250 Paul Harris points and a free space on October 3rd.
Congratulations to Virginia Clare Alexander and Murphy Quint,
Fayette Interact Members, for winning 2nd place
at the Corn Hole Tourney for Polio Plus on September 16th.
The event was well attended and a good time was had by all. By my
account there were 10 Fayette Rotarians and 20 Fayette supporters in
Please mark on your calendars October 14th as
the date of ourĒ Fayette Rotary Golf TourneyĒ. We will be calling
on you to support this and will announce how you can do this in the near
Enough of my presidential ramblings. I look forward to serving
as your 2018-2019 president and ďBe InspiredĒ which is this yearís
Rotary International theme or better yetĒ Be the InspirationĒ. The
gavel has been passed and two months have gone since Kurt completed his
term and Iím sure with everyoneís help we too will have another
successful Rotary year.