Rotarian On The Road

Rotarian On The Road – New Orleans

Rotarian On The Road – New Orleans

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I visited the Rotary Club of Metairie Sunrise on the north side of New Orleans. It was a small club, but with a lot of fun members! They meet on the 16th floor of a hotel looking out over the skyline of New Orleans, so […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Key West

Rotarian On The Road – Key West

Fellow Rotarians, The past few months I’ve been vagabonding through mountains daydreaming of lounging on the warm beaches in Key West.  This past week I finally reached my destination in South Florida. I drove the Overseas Highway and camped in the Middle Keys a few nights. Thursday morning I woke […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Charlotte

Rotarian On The Road – Charlotte

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I attended the Rotary Club of Charlotte West in North Carolina. I had a great lunch with 15 members and the District Governor staff in a quaint bed and breakfast on the west side of town. The members were very interesting and the club focuses on […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Knoxville

Rotarian On The Road – Knoxville

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I found myself in Knoxville, Tennessee looking for a Rotary makeup meeting. There were several Clubs in town, but the Wednesday morning sunrise Club sounded the most interesting, until my alarm rang at 5:55 AM and it was still dark out. I made it to […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Back Home Again In Indiana

Rotarian On The Road – Back Home Again In Indiana

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I visited the Rotary Club of Berne, Indiana, my hometown.  This is how my introduction went during the Visiting Rotarian introduction. “Please help me welcome Chris Clemens, he is a Rotarian from Santa Barbara, California. He grew up here in Berne, Indiana, and his parents […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Centennial Clock Tower

Rotarian On The Road – Centennial Clock Tower

Fellow Rotarians, One evening while visiting home in Indiana I was absently watching the evening news when I familiar symbol appeared on the screen.  “A new clock tower sits at the downtown Fort Wayne library thanks to a centennial donation from the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne.” It seems that […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Saving for College

Rotarian On The Road – Saving for College

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I joined members of the Rotary Club of Portland, Indiana for a quick lunch, social time, and presentation from the local School Board.  Jay County has some of the poorest neighborhoods in Indiana, but also some of the best high school test results in the state.  […]

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Rotarian On The Road – The Happy Wanderer

Rotarian On The Road – The Happy Wanderer

Fellow Rotarians, Last week’s grand plans of visiting a Rotary Club in Wyoming or South Dakota were quickly dashed when my van’s accelerator cable snapped while driving through the Bighorn Mountains. Luckily I met several great people who gave me a ride to a telephone, served me lunch while I […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Montana

Rotarian On The Road – Montana

Fellow Rotarians, This past week I’ve continued my way east and I took a break in Glacier National Park. One day I drove north into Canada to see the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton. While walking around the property I passed a plaque and doubled back when I saw […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Cour d’Alene

Rotarian On The Road – Cour d’Alene

I woke up early on September 8th to attend the Cour d’Alene Sunrise Rotary Club meeting.  During my drive downtown I worried, “Wait…did I cross into Mountain Time yesterday?  Oh no…”  Google said that Idaho was on Mountain time, but my cell phone hadn’t changed yet.  Oh well, I was […]

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