Wanderlust (n.) a strong desire to travel or wander. It is a hard feeling to describe as the effects occur before, during, and long after you travel. For me, personally, I have this insatiable need to separate myself from the status quo. Maybe it is just that I am an Aquarian, but to travel is to truly live and experience life in all the adventures it has to offer. There is the anticipation of immersing yourself in a new culture, new surroundings, new foods, new people and having that experience embedded in your DNA and memory for the rest of your life. This is what stories are made of!
It is because of Rotary and the monthly gathering of our Valley’s President Elects about 18 months ago to share ideas that I had the pleasure of meeting Alan Harper. He had just returned from his “Big Trip” and in getting to know Alan, I truly believe he has the “wanderlust gene.” The gene itself, has been identified as DRD4-7R, and people who carry this genetic information typically share one common theme, a history of traveling.
This Tuesday, we will be winding down our 2019 Rotary year with an amazing story shared by Rotary Club of Ashland’s President, Alan Harper. He will recount his family’s adventure of escaping the status quo by leaving the Rogue Valley for 18 months and exploring the world. Let his story inspire your next trip abroad!
This is our last meeting of 2019! Enjoy the merriment of the Season and we will see you in 2020, January 7th, to be exact!
Happy Holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fêtes! Prettige Feestdagen! Buone Feste! Vanuinui vinaka Me Nomuni! Hau’oli Lanui! Laethanta saoire sona! A Freylekhn Yontev! Frohe Feiertage! Boas Festas! Tanoshii kurisumasu wo! Jie Ri Yu Kuai! Sawadee Pee Mai! Ii holide eximnandi!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Michelle Corradetti, President
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