An Open Letter To Rotary   2 comments

ConroeRotaryBannerxxxIn the fall of 1993, PDG John Germany sponsored me into the Rotary Club of Conroe, and what an experience these last sixteen years have been. Today,  I am an immensely better person because of Rotary.

But like all experiences, events offer occasions to move on. Sometimes we recognize them, but choose to ignore them. For some time now, I have been trying to look the other way as I move into another phase of life. However, the reality is I must move on without Rotary. I do so with regret, knowing that I have not given Rotary as much as I have received.

To those in the Rotary Club of Conroe, the district and Rotarians I have met around the globe, especially those with which I have worked closely, I resign from Rotary knowing I have helped transition people into the tasks in which I have participated over the years and in doing so help raise the bar — as a result reducing the regret I feel.

To the close friends I have made though mutually cooperative and supportive deeds, I hope this decision will not change the rapport and feelings we share. I feel we have shared what for me is an experience of a lifetime.

It is therefore with immeasurable appreciation and thanks that I make this decision to resign from the Rotary Club of Conroe, effective September 21, 2009.

— kenne

Posted September 20, 2009 by kenneturner in Friends, Information, Life, Rotary

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  1. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    For 16 years, I was a member of the Rotary Club of Conroe. Rotary is one of the best international service organization. Before joining in 1993, I had been asked several times to become a member. I had a lot of respect for Rotary International; especially it’s 4-Way Test:

    1.    Is it the TRUTH?
    2.    Is it FAIR to All Concerned?
    3.    Will it Build GOODWILL and Better Friendships?
    4.    Will it Be BENEFICIAL to All Concerned?

    However, I declined each invitation because I was not interested in belonging to an organization that did not allow women to become members. That all changed in 1989, so the next time I was asked, I became a Rotarian.

    Even though I’m no longer a member, I continue to live each day following the 4-Way Test. — kenne


  2. Thanks Kenne for living with integrity and standing up for women!


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