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The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street  Marion, OH 43302

December 2, 2014

DEALING WITH CHANGE AND COMPLEX ISSUES

Change and complexity are constants in our world, and recent research gives us some new ideas about how we can deal with change and complex issues.  Dr. Jerald Thomas will share some lessons learned from a variety of research fields and a method for each of us to better understand complex issues that face our organizations and lives.  Dr. Thomas is the Leader for Innovation and Change at The Ohio State University Leadership Center.  He also holds appointments with Ohio University’s Extension Service and the Department of Agriculture, Communications, Education, and Leadership where he directs the undergraduate Extension Internship Program and teaches graduate level strategic and program planning.  His research and work focuses on organizational development, innovation, and using technology to work differently.   

The invocation will be given by Matt Bayles and Gary Iams will greet you.

Quote:  "Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact." - George Eliot (1819-1880)

The Salvation Army kettle will be at all of our noon meetings from November 25 until Christmas. Please bring your personal and corporate donations at these times so that your club will get credit.  Thanks, Steve Jenkins Co-Chairman.

Carol Garverick is starting an Interact Club at Harding HS.  Will you help/volunteer?  Contact Carol Garverick @ 740-389-4676, or carolsgarverick@aol.com.

This is a chance for high school students to volunteer their time to help people in their community and school.

They will also have an international project, develop leadership skills, and make new friends.

Carol is asking our Rotarians to help/volunteer and get their children and grandchildren involved, spread the word to them.

 

An announcement at Harding will let the students know when they will meet.

 Click here for Invocation Prayer Ideas  

"Service Above Self”

REMEMBER THE FOUR-WAY TEST

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?