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 at 4 different clubs as I've moved around during my professional journey. This amazing club experience allows for so many opportunities: strengthening communities through sharing of resources, empowering individuals and organizations to make a difference nationally and internationally, tackling the food disparities issue, expanding educational opportunities through scholarships and programs, and I could go on and on. I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve with such a wonderful group of people from coast-to-coast through the organization of Rotary.