Rotary Reflections

The Art of Thinking
April 8th, 2019

My mission here today is nothing less than to convince you to begin to reconceive the ways in which you think, particularly about the foundation of our culture. All our aspirations and presumptions are predicated on the notion of education, of our imbuing generations of students with the knowledge and values that will allow them to succeed in later life. But how often havewe challenged ourselves to ask whether those concepts of knowledge, success and values have stayed current and relevant?

March 3rd, 2019

The following was prepared in 2015 when I was an Immediate Past District Governor at the request of a friend from Madras/Chennai, India. A Past RI Director of Rotary International and a very successful business executive, he was preparing a book of compiled Rotary Moments reflecting experiences of Rotarians from around the world who had belonged to clubs from different societal areas and cultures.

The Scholarship Committee; What’s Not to Love
December 19th, 2018

In six years, the Wilmington Rotary Club will celebrate a second 100-year anniversary---the establishment of our Scholarship Program. The program began in 1924, instituted originally to provide educational loans to deserving college-bound high school seniors.

How Hard Can It Be?
December 4th, 2018

As I waited in the seemingly endless line, watching the clock tick inexorably toward the moment when I would again be closed out before getting the check mark that I so desperately needed to avoid going back to prison, I felt my heart racing, my frustration rising and my anger building.

Giving is Good, Smart Giving is Great!
November 15th, 2018

I’ve been fortunate for the life lessons I was taught by my parents. Both the big ones and the little ones. The one I have the earliest memory of is the one I learned the most from: Giving.

A Word from A New Rotarian
November 5th, 2018

My name is Dwayne Adams, founder and executive director of Breaking Barriers, a nonprofit organization aimed at improving the health of the Wilmington community by encouraging healthy eating and exercise, particularly on the (ERG) rowing machine.

Be the Inspiration and Celebrate our Clubs
September 18th, 2018

District Governor Pete Booker: It is a great honor to guide our district for the next year. This year, we will ‘Be the Inspiration”, and we will “Celebrate our Clubs!” You can “Be The Inspiration” in everything we do every day!!!

Samantha Diedrick Harris Thank You Speech
August 21st, 2018

Samantha Diedrick Harris, President 2017-2018, End of Presidency Thank You speech at Dave Fleming’s Installation on July 12, 2018

On Being A Rotarian
July 25th, 2018

“Sameness” hardly seems like the most inappropriate word to describe anything associated with the recent Rotary International Convention in Toronto.

July 25th, 2018

Believe it or not, I am in my 50th year as a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, having been inducted in 1969, the same year as Bob Crowe. We are not the oldest or longest-serving, living members of the Club.

A Bold Commitment by a Bold Club: The Wilmington Strategy Committee
June 8th, 2018

Since 2014, the Wilmington Strategy Committee has been giving shape to the club's vision of Wilmington as a World Class City.

The Real Impact
May 30th, 2018

For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Wilmington has created a display of hundreds of large American flags at a public park in Wilmington to enable members, their friends and the community to honor their personal heroes.

Wilmington Rotary Club Interact Club
May 8th, 2018

Dating back to when Rotary first started in 1905 with Paul Harris, an attorney in Chicago, who thought that forming meaningful lifelong friendships and giving back to the community should be the pillars of an organization, Rotary has been alive and growing.

Wilmington Rotary Centennial
March 5th, 2018

Planning for the Rotary Club of Wilmington Delaware’s 2015 Centennial began in 2003 when the History Committee which I then chaired began work on our Club history.