BJ Metz: The Worldwide Impact of Rotary

Updated: Apr 20, 2018

April 19, 2018. Easton Rotarian BJ Metz celebrated his birthday by talking about Rotary. He showed examples of how individual Rotarians were able to use their Rotary connections to help thousands upon thousands of people. We marvel today about things like the pyramids that have been fascinating people for centuries, yet we don’t seem to appreciate the amazing things that are happening all around us thanks to Rotary.

It would be difficult to find a charitable organization in Easton that hasn’t benefited in some way through Easton Rotary, yet we remain an afterthought in our own community. This is not the case in most of the world. It is only here in North America that Rotary (and virtually every other service organization) is in decline. Why? There is no simple answer. How do we reverse the trend?

It starts with understanding our own organization. We have been and still are a force in our community. We need to understand this and to communicate it to our friends, family, and co-workers. We need to be visible. We need to wear our Rotary symbol with pride. We’ve earned it through over one hundred years of service. We need to recognize our strengths and still be open to inevitable changes. We need to be visible and communicate. We are a part of an incredible organization that is doing great things every day, all around the world. So, wear your pins proudly and continue to Make A Difference through Rotary.