Letter from Claremont Sunrise Rotary 2017-2018
Club President Kari Anderson
Rotary International President Ian Riseley embraces the idea that Rotary is a place where people network and make professional connections while doing good in the world. He notes, “It was being involved with people who obviously were the absolute business elite in the area.”
Once a week, I am afforded the opportunity to share great food with the area’s elite business leaders and listen to a presentation about a subject I might otherwise have known nothing about. It is the best mid-week meeting anyone could ask for.
For those of you new to our club, here’s the typical program…
- We arrive and Pledge our Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
- A member ignites our Service Above Self zeal with an Inspirational Moment
- New Guests are introduced and we re-kindle with returning Guests
- An original poem from our very own Poet Laureate Arnie Thompson is shared
- We catch up on Rotary Business
- Our Speaker of the Week captivates us
- We donate in the speaker’s name to local special needs children at leroyhaynes.org
In addition to our meeting the first four Wednesdays of the month, we support numerous fantastic service projects that allow us to network and give back. Here are just a few:
- 10th Annual claremontturkeytrot.org 5k/1k Race to support local youth sports
- Building free prosthetic arms and hands to developing nations for ln-4.org
- Last Name Brewing supporting the American Cancer Society’s RelayForLife
- Donating ShelterBox units for worldwide disaster relief
On a more personal note- If it wasn’t for our club, my entrepreneurial aspirations would have stayed just that. Because of the encouragement and support of my fellow Rotarians, I knew it was possible to start an organization of high ethical standards and provide a much-needed service of finding jobs for persons with disabilities in our home community.
I know doing business with fellow Rotarians ensures the success of my professional work. I am honored to be our 2017-18 Club President and look forward to our Rotary year ahead… “Rotary Making a Difference”.
Kari D. Anderson
CSR Club President
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November 23, 2017
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