A couple of weeks ago Linda and I had the opportunity to scratch something else off my bucket list, which was to see West Side Story performed by a professional cast. The production at the Hippodrome in Baltimore didn’t disappoint, and the choreography, music, and lyrics were luminous. Of course, the music is by Leonard Bernstein, the choreography is by Jerome Robbins, and the lyrics were by an incredibly young and talented newcomer by the name of Stephen Sondheim. Not too bad.
In the show, when we first meet our tragic hero, Tony, he is longing to find his destiny. His song, “Somethings Coming,” is a classic. (Of course just about every tune in the show is a classic, but I’m trying to make a point here.) If you happen to have two minutes and thirty one seconds you might want to take a look at Richard Beymer’s performance from the movie.
What does this have to do with Rotary? How about these lyrics?:
Could it be? Yes, it could.
Something’s coming, something good,
If I can wait!
Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
But it is
Gonna be great!
In Rotary something is ALWAYS coming. And if it isn’t always great…usually it comes close. If you want a sneak preview of what’s coming very shortly to your Rotary club and Rotary District, here it is:
The District Conference is coming. No, Not THIS YEAR’s District conference. I mean NEXT YEAR’s District Conference. Yup. It’s already being planned and it is going to be quite a party. You can find out more about it at THIS YEAR’s District Conference starting Friday.
Your new club President is coming along with a whole new slate of club officers. July 1 is right around the corner. I don’t know what your new leadership team has up their sleeves…”but it is Gonna be great!”
A new District Governor is coming. That’s right…Bill Fine is waiting in the wings and I can already tell you his passion for Rotary is going to make for a phenomenal year. Oh…his induction ceremony is Saturday June 28 at the National Electronics Museum. Save the date!
What else? Your brand new District PR and Marketing committee is just finding its legs and once Chair, Dawn Wittfelt, digs her crew out from under the District Conference you will be seeing lots of great content and PR ideas for your club. Stay tuned.
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