Shawn L. Bird

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birthday invocation February 22, 2012

Filed under: Rotary,Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:55 pm
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February 23rd is the birthday of Rotary. Paul Harris, was 37 when he gathered some professional connections and they formed the world’s first service club in Chicago in 1905.

Service is action in support of others.  A small action can make a difference.  It isn’t about glamour; it’s about need.  A toilet is a rather basic thing, but  the simple addition of  public toilets in down town Chicago in 1907 surely offered  the blissful relief of basic urgencies for many a person!

Let us remember that service is about meeting the  needs of others, and that when we serve those needs, we can provide blissful relief at the most basic level.  Let us be thankful we have the means and ability to change lives with our most simple service.

© Shawn Bird 2012.  Free use within Rotary.  Please credit Shawn’s authorship, and leave a message in the Comment area below explaining when and where you used her words.  Thanks!
 

4 Responses to “birthday invocation”

  1. Jon McKenzie Says:

    Thanks
    will use the birthday theme in Alresford Rotary this evening ( 23rd Feb 2104 )

  2. Dennis Simpson Says:

    Thank you for the wonderful invocations that you’ve penned. I will be using the Birthday theme for the invocation at The Rotary Club of West Wollongong NSW Australia.
    Regards
    Dennis Simpson


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