Vol. 8, Issue 2 Scouting Rotarian Page 3
Photo: Rotary International President-Elect Rick King, an IFSR life member,
spoke of Scouting during "Rotary Expansion in Russia" workshop in Houston.
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RI President-Elect Rick King:
"Our club sponsors a Boy Scout
Troop. The boys in this troop are
blind and sometimes mentally incapacitated. A great
deal of time and love is needed to work with them.
"From time to time, the Boy Scout Troop is brought
to lunch at the Rotary Club. One day my fellow lawyer
and I were seated at a table with three or four of the
blind Boy Scouts. The boy sitting next to my friend
was having trouble getting the food from his plate onto
a spoon and into his mouth.
"I watched as my busy Rotarian friend put down his
own spoon, let his lunch get cold, and carefully and
tenderly helped the blind scout bring each spoonful of
food up to his mouth. He patted he boy on the back,
wiped his mouth, and fed him. I was reminded of the
words of Christ: `Feed my sheep.'
"Which of these two was helped the most? The blind
Scout -- or the Rotarian? Who received the greater ser-
vice? Or for that matter, how can I describe how I felt
just watching? Can it not be argued that the miracle of
Rotary changes the lives of both the servant and the
served? Isn't this really the most exciting business to be
part of? And are we not fortunate to be the leaders of
Rotary in a brand new century of opportunity? People
need Rotary. Those served -- and the servants as well.
They too -- are Rotary's business
"My colleagues -- I believe with all my heart and
soul-- it is Rotary's destiny to become the most impor-
tant nonprofit, nongovernmental, and nonreligious or-
ganization in all the world's history. In the words of
one 20th century statesman, `Rotary has a rendezvous
"Mankind is our Business."