Welcome to the Beverly Rotary Website,
Firstly, THANKS - thanks to:
Rotary presidency is a bit like boat ownership….
I often stop and take time reflect and give thanks for all of the incredible blessings in my life.
That’s why serving this town thru Rotary is particularly gratifying. The people in this room constitute one the most WILLING, Capable, and devoted bunch of MISFIT TOYS that anybody could ever want to find themselves stranded on an island with.
When people in this town face adversity (and we ALL do), the membership of this club steps up beyond compare. I can vouch for that. Without this Club, Id’ve been, and would be LOST.
John & Nancy can vouch for that. John - you’re not a FORMER member, you’re a FAMILY
I think We all know in our hearts, that HE WHO DIES with the most TOYS is STILL DEAD,
This year’s theme from Rotary International is ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY. That’s what we do. We’re a bunch of hopeless damned do-gooders, the lot of us.
As part of this, I’m preparing to launch a few new initiatives, including a new HUNGER
Because we all know that GREAT THINGS ONLY HAPPEN when a BUNCH of EXCELLENT people STEP UP to HELP. You are some of the mostest excellentest people I ever known.
It’s been said that the biggest concern for any organization should be when the most passionate people become quiet. Given the big mouths in this club, I don’t ever see this happening.
I look forward to serving you all as you club president. I am honored in your trust in me, and may God have mercy on your souls for your decision.
I love you all. Thank you.
President Dr. William Beckman
Beverly Rotary President 2015-2016
|President Dr William Beckman|