Rotarian On The Road

Rotarian On The Road – Charlotte, NC

Rotarian On The Road – Charlotte, NC

Fellow Rotarians, This past month I parked Tantor, my 1985 Westfalia campervan, and plan to live out of a backpack for the next few months. I am currently in Charlotte, North Carolina for a few weeks until I take off for my next adventure. The transition has been nice, I […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Prescott, AZ

Rotarian On The Road – Prescott, AZ

Fellow Rotarians, I’ve spent the last two weeks living a life of luxury…warm showers, central heat, and indoor plumbing. I’m getting spoiled! Driving 20,000 miles in the last few months was an epic endeavour and I have parked the van in exchange for spending time with friends and family in […]

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Rotarian On The Road – 20,000 Miles

Rotarian On The Road – 20,000 Miles

Fellow Rotarians, Last week I returned to Prescott, Arizona to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. In the 5 months since I left to vagabond around the United States I’ve driven 20,000 miles through 26 states. It has been an amazing road trip, but I’m excited to sit […]

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Rotarian On The Road – Austin

Rotarian On The Road – Austin

Fellow Rotarians, My final Rotary Club make-up on my “Around The Country” road trip was in Austin, Texas.  I had never visited Austin before and I figured that since I live in a hippie van I need to stop by and help “Keep Austin Weird”. I only stayed for a […]

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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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