Posted by Jeffrey Tinnell on Feb 18, 2018


PRESIDING TODAY IS: Jeffrey Tinnell, Foundation Chair

bellDing! We’re now in session.

Welcome all – visitors, fellow Rotarians and guests alike to this E-Club program!

Remember the Four-Way Test!

At the beginning of each meeting we remind ourselves of the The Four-Way Test.  Therefore, please remember to ask yourself always . . .

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

A Reflective Moment

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from
meddling with them while they do it.”
                                                                                                       -- Theodore Roosevelt            

A Light Moment 

"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." 
                                                                                                              -- Isaac Asimov

Our E-Club Meeting:

As the parent of a college freshman, the past six months have allowed me to witness the growth of a young person as she navigates the various obstacles of becoming an adult, university level student, independent thinker and emerging leader. One of the hallmarks of the university my daughter attends is the existence of the honor code established at the College of William & Mary as a bedrock to the foundation of this 325-year-old academic institution. In this day and age of changing social norms and selective ethics, the fact this code and philosophy remain intact is almost a miracle.
Beginning in 1736, the honor code is the oldest administered in the United States. Choosing to follow and adhere to these principles created at William & Mary is a testament to time and tradition. Realizing this to be the same pledge taken by past alumni Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Marshall is remarkable; however, to also acknowledge that contemporary leaders such as John Stewart, Mike Tomlin and James Comey took the same oath instills a sense of pride in current students, but also a sense that leaders are and can still be molded and developed using basic principles of honesty and integrity.
As a graduate of William & Mary myself, I am still working to follow these principles in both my professional and personal life 30-plus years later. While the current state of affairs in the world can be a bit tedious, disappointing and uninspiring, remember there is hope. Leaders can be cultivated and molded if given the proper tools and foundation to step forward, stand up for what is right and be willing to push for what is right.
As a Rotary member, it is important to take leadership roles seriously and understand the impact you can have on your community and individuals in leading by example and adhering to your own principles of what is just, right and for the common good. 
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