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A little like King Lear’s daughter, Cordelia, I have never found it easy to wear my heart on my sleeve. But I am both proud and humbled to tell you that I am now a Rotarian, and I mean to do my bit.

I have joined the Rotary Club of Vero Beach – a vibrant collection of extraordinary, attractive and quietly distinguished men and women, who, as bisuness and professional leaders in our town, want to advance goodwill, help improve the community here and around the world.

Rotarians matter. They walk a talk that speaks well for our future – promoting dignity for all peoples, respect for human rights and profiting by serving others.

We meet for lunch every Thursday at the pretty local yacht club and just the core 4 step test for thought and  action that are repeated by members every time, would go a long way to improving geopolitics today. They are:

Are you telling the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build friendship?

Will it benefit all concerned?

Formed in Chicago at the turn of the century the Club lit a spark and became International in 1910. It was a powerful force after the war in helping to found the United Nations. Today there are more than 1 million members across 32000 clubs in 200 countries.

I think rotary is a good thing. You will hear more about out local efforts from time to time.

Have a great day, James.