This afternoon I was nominated to be the president-elect of our Rotary lunch club. Which got me thinking about all the benefits that Rotary brings me. Besides the satisfaction and good feeling that comes from participating in our many community/world benefit projects (trash pick up, fund raising for scholarships, polio eradication campaign, donating ambulances to villages in Mexico...), there is a very obvious professional benefit to me as well - networking.
Each week, I get to spend an hour at lunch with fellow business owners in town, and we earn each other's respect by virtue of our dedication to the common cause of Rotary. That sort of personal time spent with one another forms a strong basis for trust, and translates into business.
So get involved in the service club of your choice, do some good for your community, and earn some business at the same time!
Yours in Rotary,