Our own Rotary District Governor Bill Grile gave our club a personal update on our goals and direction under his leadership.
“Bill was having a GOOD Day, feeling good and optimistic. Then a Doctor told him that he actually had a rare form of Leukemia and after some soul searching, DG Governor Bill came across the recommended book, “Man’s Searching for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl and his chronicling of experienced as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during WW2, describing his psychotherapeutic method which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining the outcome. The Real Meaning of Life for these amazing survivors distilled down to they identified a life purpose, things that one can do to add to one’s life in, “Service”. And Rotary is exactly and obviously such an activity. If you can’t travel to give polio vaccines and build schools then, by all means, keep giving to the Rotary Foundation, “and get stuff done”!
Also DG Bill urged us all to come get inspired and attend the District 5110 District Conference in Coos Bay next Spring!