I spent 55 years living day to day, month to month and year to year. I have a successful business and I took advantage of all that came my way. I did not have any strategic plan or other long term goals or objectives. The 2008 came and my business collapsed and all that I had worked for virtually disappeared in the span of a year with little on in the radar screen based on my previous day to day month to month existence. The time for change was readily apparent. Through this process I was introduced to personal growth and through ACN the Success magazine and more importantly the CD’s that came in it. In my previous life I did not believe nor was I open to any of this type of stuff, I was busy. When I became un-busy I also became open. Darren Hardy, John Maxwell, Jim Rohn and so many others have opened up a whole new world. I am eternally grateful for the effect this has had on my life. I am now rebounding, working to build my new life and am looking forward to all that it will bring to me and my family and friends. I now have a future and a vision of a long and productive life. I would not have any of this if it were not for Success and my rolling university.
I have been in Rotary for over 20 years. I have asked this question of myself and by others many times over this time span. Thanks to a presentation by District Governor John Bushnell today I have a perfect answer. We can also thank Rotary International for assistance in this answer. So this is why I am a Rotarian: First it is a give back to our community through various projects our club does and most clubs do. This is called Service. The second is friendship. We are a group of like minded business people who enjoy each others company that is enduring. This is called Friendship. The third is what we have the power to do locally and around the world. We all contribute an amount, of our choosing, into various pots of money. This money is then compounded and leveraged by other money to where we have a huge impact here locally and around the world. A couple of examples; here in the Rogue Valley we generated $30 k for kids organizations that helps them lead good and productive lives. Globally our club has helped build hospitals, sanitation projects and water projects. We not only help them build the facilities but teach them how to then build and maintain their own. We enable people to be self sustaining and bettering themselves here and around the world. I do not have these kinds of resources myself but as a group of Rotarians we do and everyday we do good, it is absolutely amazing. This is call Leverage. I am in Rotary for Service, Friendship and Leverage.
We have gone full circle from wishing I had work to do in 2009, to working hard to satisfy all of our clients needs in a timely manner. It is nice to have a list again. With that said I am so grateful to have the abundance of work and people who work with me adding value to our clients. Reflecting back on this busy year we have worked through many challenges which make us stronger as a company.
One of our additions recently is having Mick Wyntergreen come on board. He has been working in the northwest corner of Oregon most recently. He brings fresh energy and ideas to our process. We often and quite easily get stuck in our ways of doing things. It is health to get shook up occasionally to review procedures and the validity of our work. Part of this process is the realization of different theories or philosophies we surveyors have in different regions within our state. Mick brings with him these theories he learned resulting in a healthy analysis of how we resolve questions of boundary resolution. This also results in validity of how we come to the resolutions we do and therefore adding even more value to our customers.
It has been an exciting year of 2015 and we look forward to an exciting and prosperous 2016.