Well, October was a whirlwind of a month for me personally, which included a trip back to Wales to celebrate the life of my Grandmother who passed after many months of decline. The time with family friends and reflection on her life was refreshing. It was clear that she lived life to the fullest and had an impact on many people through her quick wit….. a family member described her as… “a rare person, and personality, to have as a grandmother! Indefatigable--with the hardiest of constitutions and a farmer's work ethic. Loving and big-hearted, in all her unique ways. Endearingly comical and positively game. She enjoyed a good laugh, a good story, and a good time. In her company, I usually took myself a little less seriously.” How true… she was one of a kind. I sincerely appreciate all the support from my friends at Rotary during this time.
October is here, and just a few days into the months a lots has already taken place. This past weekend....... I had not only the opportunity, but the distinct privilege, to spend the weekend with some of the most inspiring young people I believe I have ever met as part of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards for District 6220.
We shared experiences, we laughed, we cried, we moved out of our comfort zones (yes a high ropes activity among other things), we learned, we developed an intense level of trust in a very short duration, we made lasting friendships. I can tell you if you have any doubts as to who will be our leaders of tomorrow - please rest assured we are in very capable hands.