Rotary Reflections

The Art of Thinking

April 8th, 2019|Comments Off on The Art of Thinking

My mission here today is nothing less than to convince you to begin to reconceive the ways in which you think, particularly about the foundation of our culture. All our aspirations and presumptions are predicated on the notion of education, of our imbuing generations of students with the knowledge and values that will allow them to succeed in later life. But how often havewe challenged ourselves to ask whether those concepts of knowledge, success and values have stayed current and relevant?

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March 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on A ROTARY MOMENT – LATER IN A ROTARY LIFE

The following was prepared in 2015 when I was an Immediate Past District Governor at the request of a friend from Madras/Chennai, India. A Past RI Director of Rotary International and a very successful business executive, he was preparing a book of compiled Rotary Moments reflecting experiences of Rotarians from around the world who had belonged to clubs from different societal areas and cultures.   

The Scholarship Committee; What’s Not to Love

December 19th, 2018|2 Comments

In six years, the Wilmington Rotary Club will celebrate a second 100-year anniversary---the establishment of our Scholarship Program. The program began in 1924, instituted originally to provide educational loans to deserving college-bound high school seniors.

How Hard Can It Be?

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

As I waited in the seemingly endless line, watching the clock tick inexorably toward the moment when I would again be closed out before getting the check mark that I so desperately needed to avoid going back to prison, I felt my heart racing, my frustration rising and my anger building.

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A Word from A New Rotarian

November 5th, 2018|0 Comments

My name is Dwayne Adams, founder and executive director of Breaking Barriers, a nonprofit organization aimed at improving the health of the Wilmington community by encouraging healthy eating and exercise, particularly on the (ERG) rowing machine.