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With Rotary, early-morning affirmation that we can get through this together

Why Rotary? Now more than ever, the Rotary mission is called to action in service to our community and support of our friends.

Rotarians by nature thrive with in-person connectivity, and we are struggling right alongside our neighbors to find pathways back from and through this pandemic.

While this situation is not easy, Rotarians are resilient and persistent. None of this is perfect, but we continue to meet, virtually, every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. to share a laugh and maybe a tear, and to work together as we have done time and time again in pursuit of service to our neighbors in need.

Again — not perfect, but this is real life, not still life.

As this year’s president, I invite all of you to explore if Rotary is right for you. The best way to do so is to attend one of our meetings and, now that we are virtual, we bring the meeting to you.

We do meet early, yes, but the return just might be a renewed sense of hope, a morning laugh (or two), and the feeling that we can indeed reaffirm that we can get through this together.

This is why Rotary.

Are you interested in learning more about Rotary or want to join a meeting? Send me a note: cindy.delgatto@yahoo.com.

Cynthia Delgatto
Brattleboro

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Originally published in The Commons issue #579 (Wednesday, September 16, 2020). This story appeared on page C3.

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