Greetings Rotarians,
I hope that everyone had a very restful yet enjoyable Holiday Weekend. I was discussing Rotary with a good friend from California yesterday and I told him about our club. I shared with him how much our club has come together these past few months. He wanted to know how it happened and I was reminded of a question that I use in my business consulting.  The question I first ask is this, “Are you 
being a part of the problem or PART OF THE SOLUTION?” 
When I look back over the last 6 – 8 months of our club history it is exciting to me how many of you have stepped up to the plate and are being a part of the solution. I think of Bob C. and Ken H. who early on offered their time and talents to help our club form our own foundation. Mark O. stepped up to the plate and used his experience in seeing our application through and kept on it with all of the paper filing until we were granted our 501c status.
Steve C. and Sabina K. came together and led our strategic plan work and put together a survey that captured key information from all of you. We learned from all of you what type of projects you want to be involved in and what you like most about this club. Then Joe L. stepped up and offered to assist with our weekly club communication. Maureen S. stepped up and is taking on the task to document our exchange student process. Patty B., Barb S. and Jean V. are working on publicity projects and had pumpkins for every club member at our meeting before Halloween.
Something for each of you to think about as you consider our club, ask yourself, “Am I being part of the problem or part of the solution”. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and to lead this club. I am so thankful for each of you and for what you do and share with this club. May we all continue to grow and serve together!
Dave Clements
P.S. Just a reminder our club meeting this week will be at 6 pm at Bill Minnich’s home. Please bring a $15.00 gift card for the Rocky River Assistance Program.