Leigh McIntosh

In the Rotary world, February is known as World Understanding Month because the focus is on goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world. In an age where people cannot seem to agree on the most trivial things, the fact that millions of Rotarians are actively seeking to be understanding of others is refreshing.

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Leigh McIntosh

I spent the last year writing articles explaining the Rotary philosophy and what Rotary emphasizes each month of the year. I have shared volunteer activities, with numerous pictures of Rotarians engaged in making a difference in the community. I have asked for volunteers and asked for people who are like-minded to step up and join our efforts to “do good in the world”.

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Leigh McIntosh

Rotary Club of Lawrenceville is ending another productive year in June as a “Bronze” club. While this is not as prestigious as earning “Gold” club status, it still requires the efforts of many people to make it happen.

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Leigh McIntosh


I paid my Gwinnett County Water bill today for a grand total of $14.99. I take it for granted that I can drink clean and safe water directly from the tap for a small monthly fee.

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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.

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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.

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