Why I am a Rotarian

 
I am a Rotarian because once I achieved a comfortable level of success, I felt a need to express myself beyond my day to day work.

I am a Rotarian because I have confidence in the society in which I live.

I believe in its laws and its philosophies  and I want to do something for those whom society has failed.

I am a Rotarian because I believe knowledge is better than ignorance, human sympathy more valuable than ideology and fellowship more rewarding than mistrust.

I am a Rotarian because I enjoy being a member of a group of people who are courteous, friendly and kind and who prefer optimism over disillusionment and idealism over cynicism.

I am a Rotarian because I am part of the global village and I want to be a good neighbor.

I am a Rotarian because no one is an island.


Maurice Walford
Rotarian
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia