Shawn L. Bird

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invocation- for an auction November 16, 2013

Filed under: Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:54 pm
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Duplicate post (also on rotaryinvocations.wordpress.com)  Tonight my little Rotary Club held our annual auction.  With the support of very generous guests, we raised over $37,000 for our projects.  We are a small but very active club.  Two of our members regularly travel to Africa to a school where we sponsor 200 school lunches, some members sponsor tuition, and we help them with other projects, like a computer lab, and a water tower.  One of our members takes a dental team to the mountains of Ecuador.  We donate funds to vaccinate 20 children against polio every week.  Closer to home we have many community projects.  Here is the non-sectarian invocation that I presented tonight:

Margaret Mead said,

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Let us be thankful for the small group of committed people who, with your help tonight, are changing the world

one lunch,

One polio vaccination

One dental filling

One community project at a time.

Let us be thankful for the opportunity to gather together for a good meal with good friends.

Let us be thankful.

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