We are at our best when we serve others.
“Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.
But no. Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.
A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts, Mead said.
We are at our best when we serve others.”
Credit: Ira Byock
Roxbury Rotary’s first ever bowling social night at Circle Lanes was a huge success. Their VIP room is incredible.
One of the best parts about being in a Rotary Club is getting the chance to support other club members and their families. It’s just something we do. So took a quick two hour drive out to Long Island yesterday to support the SUNY Maritime College sports program golf outing and our girl Tori.
Another great work day at Conklin pond. It really looks amazing.
Today was the last meeting in New Jersey for our legend member Matt Calavano as he is moving. You did us proud brother.
On Wednesday night June 29th at LaStrada, Deputy Mayor Jaki Albrecht was sworn in as Roxbury Rotary Clubs next President for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.
Yesterday at the Our Rotary meeting at the Black River Barn, Mia from Donabagels Bagel and Donut Cafe in Hopatcong spoke to us about her business and brought us tasty samples to try. They were amazing. Thank you Mia.
Last night at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, three of our Rotarians, Matt Calavano, Sam Maddali and Scott and Sandy Fullerton were honored for their incredible giving to the Rotary Foundation. We are so very proud of everything you do for Rotary.
What a great day doing our third annual free rock painting kindness event. Hundreds of people came out to paint rocks with messages of kindness that will be spread to places in our community and beyond. What a great community we live in.