It was destined to be
Tuesday was a remarkable visit to a club that I have had a long history with. I spoke with the club about how two of my Rotary mentors, PDG Cloyd Clark 2006-07, and PDG Duane Tappe 2013-14. It was Judge Clark who first asked me to do a job for him. We all need to do this more. Let me state the obvious again. If we expect people to be engaged, to be involved and part of our clubs, we have to ASK THEM to Join, then we have to ask them to participate, to give of their time, talent and resources. If we don’t ASK them they will think they are not wanted or needed. Thank you Judge for asking me to CONNECT.
I had a great visit but it was what I did after my visit that was truly magical! I got in my car and check my email, no problems, that’s good. So, I had time to spend exploring McCook to learn a little about the community. Hey Google, what is in interesting to see in McCook, Nebraska? Google suggested the Museum of the High Plains Historical Society. Sounded good to me.
When I walked in they had to turn on the lights, but they certainly maded me feel welcome. They noticed my shirt with the Rotary Connects the World theme. The gentleman introduced himself, John Hubert, age 91 and a longtime member of the Rotary club of McCook. I told him that I just spoke to his club and was sorry that he had missed my message. I must have been destiny for me to meet John, since he had not made it to Rotary today. Somehow I was led to his museum and John and I did meet, and over the next 3 1/2 hours John and I got to know each other pretty well. What a GREAT ambassador for McCook and such a proud Rotarian. We had so many stories to share with each other. I might try to weave them in over the year when I need something to share. Thank you John for your Rotary service, and for spending so much time showing me the musuem and the Fox Theater.