Bright Futures - 07/31/2014 Membership Meeting

It was nice to see some young people this morning! Ahhh, the future. Aren't we all a little guilty of thinking our generation did it better than these kids today? Well, I got news for ya, if Rotary has anything to say about it, we are in good hands with some of our future leaders!

We started off the meeting recognizing a new member. I don't know how many of you were at the meeting where our guest speaker was Sean Roberts, but I was. It was one of the most memorable meetings I've been to as a Rotarian. Sean's incredible story of courage and patriotism is in our video archives and I would encourage those of you who have not seen it to have a look at the character of this young man. We are proud to have him as the newest member of Gate City Rotary. Everyone please thank him for his service to our country and give him the Big Gate City Welcome!

Our newest member, Sean Roberts.

Before I forget, I got my permanent badge today. That was a nice surprise. And it only took me a year!

Okay, moving on to the future. We got to hear from four very impressive young men and women this morning. First up was our Page High School scholarship recipient, Treaure Willams. She is on her way to becomming a Tarheel at UNC Chapel Hill. She is a very gracious young lady and we excpect great things from her!

Scholarship recipient, Treasure Williams

Next, we had three guest speakers who participated in our Rotary Youth Leadership program this summer. RYLP is a joint effort between the Greensboro Chapter of Rotary International and the Center for Creative Leadership. It is designed to cultivate leadership potential among young people in the Triad. They had some great stories to share and there is no doubt it was a great experience.

Katie Quinn

Wilder Person

Sam Elliott

A great meeting to finish up July, 2014. Hope to see everyone next week!