On Monday, Lisa and I joined our fellow Rotarians and hosted, for the 27th year, our annual Rotary Vocational Day. This year we had 140 high school students join us from three different schools join us for breakfast, conversation, and to listen to two amazing speakers.
Jim Madrid started us off with a compelling presentation about having a proper mindset in business and life. Next, Tina Aldatz, Founder of Foot Petals, shared her amazing story of overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to achieve success.
All of our Rotarians and guests shared business advice and answered questions all morning long. Yesterday was so much fun and always one of my favorite Rotary events of the year!
Rotary District 5320 Governor, Ray Sanford, appointed Mitch Jackson aka “The Streaming Lawyer” as the incoming District 5320 Interact Chair. The position oversees Interact efforts of 45 local Rotary Clubs and more than 60 potential middle school and high school Interact Clubs in Orange County, California.
For those of you not familiar with Interact, it is a club youth ages 12-18 who are interested in connecting with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
To start or find an Interact club in your area, contact your local Rotary club or reach out to Mitch and he’d be happy to help.
On a side note, most of our friends know that Lisa and I enjoy being active Rotarians with the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. A few years ago our daughter, AJ, was honored to serve as our Rotary District’s Interact Governor and also as the President of her high school Interact Club. This year our son, Garrett, is active is the club.
During AJ’s senior year, she and her fellow Interact members did some amazing things to help our local, national, and international communities. Here’s a short video the Dana Hills High School Interact Club put together that I want to share with you!
Rotarians are making the world a better place. Today on Periscope, I shared several reasons why Rotary is so special to me. It also happens to be a great business networking and building tool. I say this because there’s nothing better in the world than doing business with another Rotarian.