We’ve all seen the email blasts or Facebook posts claiming to help you get rich while sitting on your couch… Well what if I told you it was true?
What if I invited you to join me in the most rewarding endeavor of your life? ROTARY!
You see value is what you place on something. Rotary offers you and I the chance to make a difference in the lives of people all around the world. Rotary multiply’s our gifts and coordinates projects so huge that great leaders of the world look to Rotary to help resolve issues.
In life, sometimes the experiences that matter the most are the briefest. They pass in the blink of an eye: a few days, a few hours, a few moments. They are the experiences that illuminate the landscape of our memory, shining brightly even years later. They are the moments in which we see, suddenly, something we had not seen; we understand something we had not understood; we forge a connection we had not expected.
When you embrace the ideals of Rotary, you experience the world with a different sense of perspective and a maybe even with a different purpose. There is an awareness of being part of something larger than yourself. When you board a plane or a train, or leave your home in the dark hours of early morning, you may be leaving for lands unknown – but at your destination, there will be no strangers. There will be Rotarians, waiting and welcoming. There will be work to do, something to learn, and perhaps something to teach.
There will be connections to forge, friendships to build, and memories to carry for a lifetime.
The Koreans have a saying: 사람이 나면 서울로 보내라. In English we would say, “When a person is born, send them to Seoul.” For Seoul is a city of opportunities: a wonderful destination with rich traditions, modern conveniences, and a culture unlike any other.
We invite you to experience Rotary as we have experienced it: in all its diversity, all its warmth, and all its potential. You will be greeted as an old friend by people you have never met; you will share your thoughts, even without a shared language. You will learn with wonder of what Rotary has achieved, and leave inspired to achieve even more.
Consider what becoming a Rotarian can do for those in need. Consider making the commitment to make this world a better place today.