Making Change

But not everyone wants to be a change maker.

Why not? What would you change – even if the probability of change is low, really low?



Rotary & The Movies

Watching Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio.

It starts off with a Rotary Club meeting!

Then, a few days later the president of the New Rochelle Rotary Club stops by William Abagnale’s  (DiCaprio) home for a nooner with his mother. While at the Abagnale home, and presumably fooling around on the couch in the living room, the club president loses his Rotary President’s Pin.  DiCaprio finds the pin on the couch.

It’s a gold and diamond pin (read: very expensive) that every club president wears and passes on to the next president.

Leadership – It Has to Start Somewhere.

It has to start somewhere.

So, I started, quietly and  slowly making bold changes. Then, I spoke boldly and   L O U D L Y   about transformative  changes Rotary clubs must implement to remain vital and strong. The body language of the audience was bad, very bad.  But, hell, just continue, I thought to myself. Then my voice started to quiver, just a little. That’s when I realized I was unusually nervous. My audience, with arms folded against their chests and no smiles at humorous phrases simply looked at me while I suggested controversial change. Then I sat down.

Rotary’s Names and Titles, Difficult to Decipher

Rotary International uses a lot of acronyms and names for programs, initiatives, titles, events …

It takes new members a long time to absorb these names and connect them appropriately.

Why not make it easier?


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