Rotary protocol encourages a refreshing absence of political discussion or bias. I’m happy to say that for the most part, that’s the standard for our club. We are very unique. We are in a world that at times seems to be terribly divided, yet we, as members of the Rotary Club of MRH, remain in harmony.  We tend to approach things from different points of view with differing perspectives. Through it all, we manage to maintain our friendships and respect for one another. While we disagree on some issues, we still manage to come together, have fun and here’s the best part… We get things done! We’re a special group of people.

I’ve often thought that countries would be better off with our Rotary approach. There would be a problem that is presented in search of an answer. We’d have discussions with an end goal in mind. No one would lose their manners. Everyone’s opinion would be heard and with motivated passion and respect, there would emerge a possible solution… Voilà!
In my tenure with our club, I’ve been involved in a lot of discussions with fellow members who approach things from different points of view. We’re all approaching projects or ideas from our own perspective. That’s the gift that we bring to the party; a unique perspective that’s been formed from our own experiences. That’s an asset that we collectively have when we work together. In our club, while we disagree at times, we don’t wage war with one another. That’s unique in our world. Good for us!! We challenge one another to be better. We realize that “iron sharpens iron.”
While at times we do not agree, no one ever really loses their cool. We all want what’s best. We approach our challenges with the best of intentions. We’re able to compromise on our methods without compromising on our ideals. We all bring something unique to the table. Let’s continue to celebrate the different talents that we all bring to our club.
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."
– Anonymous
Thank you all for being that group….
Yours in Rotary,
Tony Parziale