On of the great things about being a Rotarians is there are 34,000 clubs around the world, and all of them will welcome you with open arms.
Ed Kizer with Family at the Rotary Club of Johannesburg, South Africa amd the Rotary Club of Arequipa, Peru
Thomas Mussoni at the two Rotary Clubs in Belize
In the fall of 2013, Bob Wilson and Ineke Van der Meuhlen were returning from fly fishing in Mongolia and had an evening layover in Anchorage. That night Ineke slipped in her room and broke vertebrae in her neck. She had a 6 hour emergency surgery and spent almost a week in the ICU. A Charlotte Rotarian contacted the District Governor for Anchorage to see if she could look in on them. Here are Bob's words regarding their kindness:
"For those in our extended Rotary family, you may be interested in knowing that due to a call by John Tabor, the District Governor of the Yukon District has been in touch and is coming by over this weekend. Governor Sue has offered her assistance and that of her district. We had a long chat today about the service nature of Rotary that tends to focus on club, community, international outreach, polio, youth, etc. Oft times we fail to remember that there is also a Rotary mission that involves service to ourselves, to each other as Rotarians, to each other as human beings. The warmth and caring that has been shown by the Rotarians of the Yukon to a pair of 7860 Rotarians is exemplary of what all of us Rotarians should remember to be about. "Service above Self” is a key ingredient to what we do. But at times like these "Service to Each Other” is just as important."
Coming . . .
Herb Harriss visiting the Rotary Club de Miraflores in Lima, Peru