Not pets, right? PETS here stands for President Elect Training Seminar. We are gathered to meet each other, exchange ideas and prepare for a year as president of our local club. Yesterday the president elect for Rotary International spoke to us, amazing. We also had a flag ceremony with the flags you see, from nearly 200 countries. How amazing!
I am at the District 5020 Rotary Youth Exchange Conference. World wide over 8000 students go on exchange to learn about another country and add to international peace and understanding every year.
We are in the week of our annual Rhododendron Festival. A tricycle race on Wednesday, run by my Sunrise Rotary. The Bed Race, the Pet Parade. Today is the Rhody Run, but I wore my feet out yesterday, with the Running of the Balls (one of our big Rotary fundraisers) and then the Rhody Parade. I walked to Monroe Street at 9:30 am and was not done until 3:00 pm. My phone went dead, but another person’s recorded 16,000 steps. I iced my feet when I got home, up on pillows!
And the local rhododendrons are gorgeous. Are they narcissists? Or just joyful?
We are selling the last tickets, stopping at noon, for the Sunrise Rotary “Rolling of the Balls”!
The balls will roll at 12:30 before the parade, come see!
For the Daily Prompt: laughter.
A class on public speaking at the Rotary District 5020 meeting last Friday… a wonderful class!
Who knew that there are over 35,000 Rotary Clubs world wide with people working on ending polio, clean water, efficient and inexpensive stoves, projects locally and internationally? And having fun too….
For the Daily Prompt: rapid.
There were 550 participants at the Rotary Conference in Tacoma this weekend. Wow! From 90 clubs in our District 5020. There are over 35,000 clubs world wide. Wild polio will hopefully be eradicated soon, and then it will be time to switch from the oral vaccine to the injected and that will take more time. What next?
The fast car above is from the Lemay car museum, but it is currently in the lobby of the Hotel Murano. The Rotarians had passes to the museum on Friday night… hundreds of cars from all eras, including from the time when carriage makers were making car bodies to order. Unique and hand painted and woodwork and gorgeous.