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I couldn't think of a more appropriate image to reflect the message I want to convey to Rotarians.
That one flamingo, going the other way, represents so much of what we need to do in Rotary. That flamingo knows everyone's going one way. But she also sees that maybe the path they're on isn't the best path. Maybe, just maybe, there's a better path over there, and she wants to get a good look before she goes marching on with her friends. And if, when she does stop and look, that new path does seem better, she'll call the rest of the crew to come over and check it out with her. And maybe, just maybe, they'll all choose that better path together.
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Experiencing this concert makes one pause and reflect on what the season is all about. This is the real music of Christmas. Positive experiences with Rotary clubs have inspired three South Central College students to start their own campus subgroup — a Rotaract. The program invites individuals between 18 and 30 to develop ways to solve pressing local and global issues.
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