This Week’s Meeting

Week beginning February 23, 2015

Presiding today is Club President, Brian Moore

Ding! We’re now in session.

Welcome all – Visitors, fellow Rotarians and guests alike to the E-Club meeting for the week of December 23, 2013!

Remember the smiling pot. Donations to our E-Club help support our service projects.

We’d like to respectfully remind all visitors that if they would like to contribute the normal cost of a meal for your makeup, we would be grateful. These funds go directly to our many and varied service projects around the world. You can make a contribution in the Donation box on your left. Or you can write a check to:  Rotary E-Club of District 7530 and mail it to Treasurer MSRE, 529 Ashebrooke Square, Morgantown, WV 26508.

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

“I attract a crowd, not because I’m an extrovert or I’m over the top or I’m oozing with charisma. It’s because I care.”   —  Gary Vaynerchuk

This week’s Program:

Extroverts and Introverts Alike Can Make Great Leaders!

We know extroverts when we see them. They thrive on social interaction. It doesn’t wear them out – it gives them energy. They are often described as “the life of the party.” It is very rare that they don’t make themselves known in any given setting. Extroverts have tremendous advantages in life because people quickly learn who they are. We don’t tend to notice introverts because they don’t demand our attention. Introverts thrive and recharge their batteries through alone time. Social settings tend to create feelings of uneasiness within them. This does not mean that introverts cannot succeed and/or become great leaders. In fact, it may surprise you to know that history is replete with great introvert leaders. Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest leaders in our country’s history. He was also an introvert. Bill Gates, another introvert, created and led a multi-billion dollar corporation and became one of the richest men in the world. Rosa Parks, recognized as a civil rights leader and famous for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in 1955, was an introvert and titled her 2000 autobiography Quiet Strength. These are just a few examples of introverts who became great leaders and made positive contributions to the world. There are many other introverts who have risen to the level of CEO, started successful businesses, or become famous public speakers. Basically, introverts can do anything extroverts can do. They just have to break out of their comfort zones a little. They may have to work a little harder at getting comfortable commanding the attention of others. And, importantly, they have to remember to recharge their introvert batteries by periodically spending some quiet time alone. Enjoy this video on the power of introverts!

 The Power of Introverts

Thank you for participating in this week’s meeting!

And . . . don’t forget to leave a comment after this week’s meeting in order to spur further discussion.