Rotary Member Bill Searcy and his wife Patty would like to welcome a new addition to their family. Connor William Coen Searcy, was born 3/3/09 to their son and his wife, Scott and Alison at Mt. Sinai hospital, New York City.
I think that looks like pretty happy grandparents, don't you think? I think the the family lucked out because it doesn't seem that Connor has much of a resemblance of Bill. :) Congratulations to your family!
We were fortunate enough to have an old friend of mine visit us at Carterville Rotary a few weeks ago. Major Jeremiah Aschelman from the SIUC ROTC program came by and shared some good stories about somebody named "Pebble"? Not sure what that was about :) Major Aschelman was my company commander when we deployed to Iraq in 2005 and had a "Mission Complete" by bringing all his soldiers home safe- including myself.
He also shared some interesting information about the ROTC program that seemed to peek the interest of all the rotary members. Thanks Jeremiah for coming by!
Also, don't forget that we will be meeting at our old stomping grounds; what used to be Pioneer's cabin. Looking forward to seeing what changes have been done!
The mission of Carterville Rotary is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world and in the local community.
One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business in the world is the Rotary "4-Way Test." It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicago-based Club Aluminum COmpany, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers. The survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy. Since the test was adopted by Taylor's Rotary CLub in 1943, it has been translated into more than 100 languages and published in thousands of ways. the message should be known and followed by all Rotarians.