Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 27, 2019

~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 27, 2019

Rotary’s MOTTO:  “Service Above Self”

With no meeting this week, I have taken the opportunity to share some inspirational material from elsewhere in the world, with as much meaning here as there.  This is a very cool story.   Can you imagine wanting to make sure you drove by a certain gas station every day?  Just to see what the message was on the chalk board?    It’s true — a gas station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng, South Africa, with its daily # PetrolPumpWisdom , which are uplifting, some humorous, quotes written on a chalkboard. Some people say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.  

~  Stop trying to make everybody happy, you’re NOT tequila! ~

~ Don’t do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily upset! ~

~ It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going the wrong direction. ~

~ Be who you needed when you were younger. ~

~ If you have to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny, which would you choose? Red or white? ~

~ When you forgive, you heal.  When you let go, you grow. ~

~ Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~

~ In a world where you can be anything, be kind. ~

~ When you make a commitment you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust. ~

~ I am a WOMAN…what’s YOUR superpower?  [Shannon Buckmaster immediately came to mind with this one!] ~

~ May your choice reflect your hopes, not your fears. –  Nelson Mandela ~

~ The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.  The second best time is NOW. ~

~ Why do we only rest in peace?  Why don’t we live in peace, too? ~

~ Don’t let Yesterday take up too much of Today. – Will Rogers ~

These seemed to fit in perfectly with Rotary’s Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do….

First – Is it the TRUTH?
Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
And totally consistent with Rotary International President Maloney’s theme for 2019-2020:
Rotary Connects the World:
Respectfully submitted
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
BTW – Don’t forget to check our Club’s website for upcoming programs…read your Rotarian magazine to learn about what wondrous things Rotarians, Interactors and Rotoractors are doing elsewhere in the world…and visit Rotary International’s website for all the information you need to sign up for the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii!  Newberg Noon Rotarian Laura Tilrico also has info!