As human beings created for a purpose, we share a common bond with all who have been given the gift of life. Being a Rotarian offers each of us the opportunity to become something greater than ourselves. It is the the opportunity to join others in shining a light brighter that a single flame — a light that illuminates the darkness of ignorance, banishes the cloak of injustice, and breaks through the clouds of misunderstanding.
Let us truly be a gift to the world by making our lives an offering of love, sacrifice, gratitude, and forgiveness. May we see the needs of the world, and move with expedient compassion to embrace the hurting among us. — Contributed by Past District Governor and Madison Rotarian Pat Cross