Hanging with the Rotarians

I once infamously told Ken Mueller never to let me say I’d wake up early to get work done, if I could be doing it the night before. So here I am at dawn, (OK, a look outside the window confirms that it is actually BEFORE dawn) writing this post.

I am up early for two reasons; one, to write and two, I am speaking at a Rotary meeting at 7am.

7am people! That’s super early for me. It is, possibly, the earliest speaking gig I have ever had. I’m not even sure I can speak at that hour.

I have never been to a Rotary meeting, so I was curious to know more about the group. I know several people in this particular chapter, but it occurred to me yesterday that I don’t really know much about the Rotarians.

So I Googled (my daughter complains, “is there NOTHING you won’t Google?”) and learned that Rotary clubs meet EVERY WEEK. That’s impressive, for one, and, where I thought they were more of a business networking group, they’re actually a humanitarian organization, encouraging ethical behavior in all vocations, serving their communities and promoting peace and goodwill.

I’m impressed. I’m also viewing my friends the Rotarians, in a new light. I’m off to share information with them about how they can reach their goals with the help of social media. I’ll let you know what I learn, in return.


  • KenMueller says:

    Now see, if I had known you were delaying writing this post I WOULD have made you stay up late to do it….

  • DrewLawrence says:

    7am?! You get 2 thumbs up and a big ‘Like’ on this post simply for the fact that you are speaking at 7am… Hope it went well!!

  • Marijean says:

    @KenMueller Why do you think I didn’t tell you!? Seriously, my eyes were closing involuntarily at 9pm.

  • KenMueller says:

    @Marijean yeah. you didn’t tell me. now i’m hurt. deeply. Actually, I have spoken for the Rotarians twice around here, because of an invitation from a Twitter friend. Got a nice blog post out of it as well. Hope it went well. Anxious to hear about it.