Saturday, July 30, 2011

The World is a Stage

Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2011 

Page Hayhurst, Executive Director of the Virginia Living Museum presents a gift to Jim Bynum, Rotary District Governor during his visit July 11.

Jim Bynum, our new District Governor joined us for a special meeting on July 11th. A man of an extraordinary charisma, he thinks of the world as if it were a stage. "If the show was good, you should be leaving the stage feeling happy", he says.

He presented the Rotary International theme "Reach from Within to Embrace Humanity" and listed the areas to attack this year's theme:
1. Family: good families lead to good neighborhoods, and good neighborhoods build good communities.
2. Continuity: ensuring continuity in all we do is crucial for our success. Ex: polio eradication.
3. Change: in order to follow this year's theme, Rotarians must be open to go after some things and eliminate others.

Mr. Bynum continued his presentation with four small acts where he asked us to create words by using a few letters that he gave us.
Scene 1: ACT: Assist, Commit, Tell It
Scene 2: ONE: Orienting, Nominate, Extend
Scene 3: TWO: Together We're Outstanding
Scene 4: TT: Tell It, Tell it Again

Turns out "you don't have to be a star to be in the show, but if you choose to join Jim's act, you will definitely shine."

Next meeting: August 1st, 6:00 PM
Introducing the monthly service project series at VLM 


Dan Summers, VLM Education Program Director, will be at the August 1 meeting to begin training for the club members at the touch tank as our service component.  We will start with the horseshoe crab!  At future "service" meetings. we will work with other sea creatures there, then program animals behind the scenes and using the telescope.  When trained, club members will be able to work these areas for Rotary events or tours as needed/desired.

It's a monthly service project at VLM from 6 to 6:30PM, as suggested by our President Page and as she says, let's have fun while serving others.

On Monday, we will also be introducing a new member,  Col. Mike Dwyer. 
Looking forward to seeing you all at 6:00PM!

Posted by Cristina and Baljit

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