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Columbus Rotary

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
United States
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MONDAY'S PROGRAM

Columbus Rotary – Presidential Inaugural Speech – June 26, 2017
By: Paul E. Blevins, President 2017-18
(Without Introductions & Thanks)
  1. The Heart and Role of Rotary
It is quite remarkable that Columbus Rotary has conducted this presidential transition for over a century.  There aren’t many institutions that can say that and it stands as a testament to the value of Rotary that so many have worked to continue it this long.  Ralph Westfall knew of it when he was sworn in as our Club’s first president in 1912 and I know it today. 

Nevertheless, we stand in a changing world.  Some cultural commentators have questioned the value of civic groups when internet platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, can create and lead even larger groups of people to service.  Similarly, Rotary is challenged in a world where speed and efficiency reign supreme.  What will ensure that Columbus Rotary meets these challenges and thrives for another century? 

The future will require change, but let us not stray too far from what Rotary was founded for.  Let’s not forget Paul Harris’s hopes and aspirations when he founded Rotary in 1905, because I believe they are exactly what differentiates Rotary from other groups and what will take us into the next century.

I submit to you that “friendship” was at the core of the founding of Rotary and that its future is founded on the same thing.  Even in a 21st Century where a person can reach thousands, if not millions of people, with a post from their mobile phone, there is a need (an even greater need than in the past, I believe) for the personal and regular interaction of friends at a Rotary meeting or event.  
Join Leaders -
     Exchange Ideas -
          Take Action


These six words are the simplest way to understand Rotarians and the clubs in which they belong.  The entire Rotary essence statement is "Rotary Joins Leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations to Exchange Ideas and Take Action for communities around the world."

Whichever way you remember it, please consider joining us at our next meeting.  

 
 
 
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