Posted by Jean Kresse
As we welcome back ISU students and faculty to Ames you begin noticing a little more traffic, longer lines at the stores, and increased wait times at your favorite restaurants.  Isn’t it wonderful?  It may be great to have a summer break from the additional 30,000+ residents, but it is even better when they return. Living and working in a college town keeps us all young and excited for the new school year and all of the possibilities it brings. 
For our Rotary Club, a new school year can also be a fresh start for us. It can be a time to reflect on what we want to give back individually to our club and community. It is a great time to bring a friend or colleague to a meeting and introduce them to Rotary and our commitment to service. It is a time to determine what role we want to play in our Club.  It can be a time to try something new, something out of our comfort zone.  Do you enjoyed photography? Consider joining the publicity committee. Are you a singer or do you play an instrument? Consider joining the music committee. If you are an extrovert and enjoy meeting people, consider joining the membership or greeting committee? Are you the type of person that likes to roll up your shelves, work on a project and then step back to see what’s been accomplished? Consider joining the service committee.  
With Rotary, anything is possible. By getting involved you too can contribute even more to our club and our community.
Jean Kresse
Club President 2019 - 2020