Leigh McIntosh

As the Christmas season winds down, presents to families in need have been delivered and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army ends, it is time to look forward. Vocational Service becomes the focus for Rotarians in January and includes:

- Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.

- The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.

- Contributing vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.

Leigh McIntosh

If you have never heard of the Rotary Foundation, let me give you a little history. Created in 1917, their mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Leigh McIntosh

Those of you living in Gwinnett for decades have had an opportunity to see sweeping changes. As a child, I remember Gwinnett County as primarily rural. On a visit to Scotland long ago, I was asked what my property in America had been before my house was there and I realized that I lived on forested land that had never been developed.

Leigh McIntosh

Remember the old expression that “many hands make light work”? Since the weather has warmed up, Rotary Club of Lawrenceville has been busy in the community helping others in need.