Why I Rotary — Rosemary Suess

Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self encompasses everything that I strive to accomplish personally and professionally. As a YMCA professional, our mission correlates directly with the Rotary’s motto making it a natural extension of service. I have been with the YMCA for 20 years and have been a Rotarian for 15 of those years and…

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Why I Rotary — Mike Combest

Mike Combest

To explain “Why I Rotary”, one need only answer two questions: ‘Why did I join?’, and ‘Why do I stay?’ Why did I join Rotary? The short answer is, I joined Rotary about 10 years ago on the recommendation of a friend and colleague on the Jerry Long YMCA Board. He promised that I would…

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Why I Rotary – Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

I was invited to visit a Clemmons Rotary meeting. I replied that I didn’t want to go to a networking meeting with a bunch of “old white guys with a lot of people who do what I do”. Maybe a better way to say that is that I said was I didn’t care to go…

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