Monday, October 15, 2012

Like-minded folks

Rotary President Bob Competti
It is always our pleasure to speak with like-minded folks who share our passion for service. In the past months, our schedule has been filled with presentations to churches, civic groups and Rotary Clubs all the way from Louisiana to Ohio.

Just this week, The Red Thread Promise received a warm welcome from Lancaster Rotary (Ohio #375). Sonya (Vice President) and Glenna (Jacob's Fund Director) savored the opportunity to hear about this club's volunteerism in their community as well as their strong mentoring program for foreign exchange and local high school students. Rotary's motto, "service above self" marries so well with our own mission. 

Then it was our turn, sharing our own stories about the work we engage in the United States through Jacob's Fund. We introduced the club to Cameron, Landon and Brandon, sharing how hippotherapy and therapeutic riding are changing their lives.

The children's book donated in The Red Thread's honor
At the end of the meeting, Rotary President Bob Competti presented Sonya with a book being donated to the local library in honor of The Red Thread Promise, a practice this Club has long employed. It was very touching to see the care taken in choosing a children's book with a red theme and the beautiful bookplate inside.

We are happy to have met this caring group of individuals. What a great addition to our busy week!

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