Message from the President
Danville Rotary Clock (Town Square)
Top 10 Reasons to Love Being Rotary President
10. No need to use any SuperPac money or dark funds to get elected.
It’s simply an honor thrust upon you 6 years after being elected to the board. No campaigning, baby kissing, lying, stealing or getting in bed with the Russians.
9. I get to ring the big bell.
No mystery here. I’m large and in charge.
8. I have people.
The greatest thing about Rotary is Rotarians. You get things done. In Danville, I don’t have to do it by myself. I just have to keep track of all the great things my people are doing.
7. I could get to be president at the same time as Donald Trump. You can call me "The Tracie." (but don’t)
In this politically charged year where fear and anger abound in our country, it is a pleasure to serve in an organization that works because service is above self, and truth, fairness, friendship and benefit to others is the rule of thumb.
6. VIP parking at the bank.
Ok, not really. But I am grateful to have a fantastic facility where our hosts make it easy to meet and we feel welcome. Rotarians at work...
5. Crushed ice!
Oops, that’s at the Royal Theater. But that reminds me that running a business in Danville is a joy when you have the support of other business owners and organizations. It is our local business men and women, Rotarians, Kiwanians, Optimus and others that make our town a great place to live, work, play and serve.
4. I get to wear a tiara!
Nope. But I thank you all for making me feel welcome, special and honored with the trust of the club.
3. Did I say I have people?
Henry, Suzanne, Dave Glover, Brad. Committee leaders. These folks serve year after year to keep consistency and take the burden out of the job. All other clubs do not have this luxury. They are the glue that keeps us from chaos at the start of each new year. They train, suggest, report and encourage. Each Rotarian does their part. I’m just ringing the big bell.
2. I get to open a park.
An idea that was way to big for me but I couldn’t keep down. Ron Monts, Kevin Hill, Flory Phillips, Steve Smith, Mark Morgan, Dave Colemen, Will Lacey, each of you, the Town Council, the town employees, the park employees, the Trustees office, service organizations, small businesses, the community at large. I could go on and on. You all will make it happen. I might get to cut the ribbon. I might not. It doesn’t matter. We will leave a legacy this Bicentennial year. Woohoo!
1. I get to meet each week, have a delicious meal, learn something new and have fun with the best of the best in Danville. You!
What else can I say? It is an honor to serve you and serve with you. You help me become a better person, citizen, business owner and Rotarian with each passing year. Thank you.
Rotary Club of Danville Indiana