Why do you want to do that honey? It was a good question. My wife has always been good at asking good questions. Now it was directed to me.
 
I wanted to join a Rotary Club.
 
This is an ongoing series of posts on my journey with the Phoenix East Rotary Club and my Rotary Experience.
 
It all started when a friend of mine asked if I could speak at his Rotary Club meeting.... tomorrow! Knowing that I enjoy public speaking, he explained how their scheduled speaker had to cancel at the last moment and he was responsible for finding a replacement. The meeting was being held at the Arizona County Club and if nothing else he said, I should enjoy the free lunch. 
 
I had to teach a real estate class that night so I had a very short time to prepare a speech. As my speaking mentor, Roberto Monaco from Influencology had taught me, my first job was to research my audience. I asked my favorite research assistant, Google, to tell me what Rotary was all about. In my own mind, it was something akin to The Lions Club, Kiwanis, Tempe Diablos and other places where old people got together because they had nothing better to do.
 
But in my research, something came up that surprised me. There was this thing about a Four Way Test. I remember that I had a small folded piece a paper called the Four Way Test on my nightstand at home. It was something I had picked up somewhere and found it inspirational, so I kept it.
 
I ended up doing a speech about "Who Moved My Cheese". It just so happens that that day the club was doing its Student of the Month awards for some third graders so the speech went over well. I was kinda hoping to be invited back but was also concerned because the meeting was being held at a very posh place and to be frank, I wasn't sure I could afford to join this Rotary Club. I wasn't sure what they actually did but I liked the idea of giving back. The only problem, I wasn't invited.
 
This is an ongoing series of posts on my journey with the Phoenix East Rotary Club and my Rotary Experience.
 
 
 
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