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The Rotary Club of Cayman Island's project team to Guatemala.

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s project team to Guatemala.

By Gina McBryan, a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

We all have our stories of how we were introduced to Rotary, and for the most part, those stories are positive. I could have been a Rotary member much sooner, had someone approached me.

I’m sure every club encourages their members to bring along guests and sponsor new members. For the past five years I have been a Rotary member, I’ve heard the same words of encouragement from my club leaders. And worldwide, our membership totals have remained stable. This makes me think of that line about the definition of insanity, “doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results.”

This made me think of my own experience, why didn’t I find out about Rotary before 2011? How come no one invited me to visit a Rotary meeting? It wasn’t that I lived in a remote part of the world where there wasn’t any clubs. In fact, there were four clubs in my local community. Maybe I even worked alongside Rotarians and didn’t know it. The fact is, I didn’t know anything about Rotary until I …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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