Last week, we said goodbye to one of our own, Chuck Taylor. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville 1997 and he will be dearly missed.
A service in his memory will be held on April 8, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 pm.
To donate to The Rotary Foundation in memory of Chuck Taylor, please download the memorial donation form. After filling out the form, please mail along with an enclosed check to:
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collection Center Drive
Chicago, Il 60693 USA
March Madness is here! So is your opportunity to pick em!
We have set-up the pool so that you can make your entries and keep up on the status electronically. But … you need to make payments the old-fashioned way!
- To get to the pool go to www.hoopness.com and login using the Pool Players link.
- The pool name is RCL.
- The password is Service. Your personal password will be different than our Pool password.
- Once you login click on Pool Information to get info such as costs of entry, where to pay, etc.
Let Beatty know if you have any problems getting into the pool – 770.363.1849
If you would like to attend our event, please complete the following RSVP form.
Past District Assistant Governor Tom Upchurch was honored to receive the D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian Award on behalf of all eight Rotary Clubs in Gwinnett County. The Chamber of Commerce recognized the exceptional contribution of Rotary to the 895,000 citizens of Gwinnett County. The honored clubs include The Rotary Clubs of Buford/North Gwinnett, Duluth, Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Mosaic, Gwinnett Sunrise, Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners, South Gwinnett County.
The award, presented annually, is in honor of Scott Hudgins, a respected developer and philanthropist who unselfishly gave of his time and talents to ensure that many others, especially those with limited means, would benefit from his treasure.
The Rotary Club of Lawrenceville loves the holiday season. This is the time of year that we participate in two of our major service projects. The first project is when our club members ring the bell for the Salvation Army of Gwinnett County.
The second project is when our club joins together to provide a wonderful Christmas for a family of children living in foster care. We joyfully partner with the Gwinnett County Department of Family and Children Services for this project.
And, of course, the season wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas party!
Cindy Pitts Gilbert spoke to the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville on Monday, July 25 about the Five Languages of Appreciation. The Five Languages are based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s work on the Five Love Languages. The basic philosophy of the love/appreciation languages is that everyone has a preferred style of showing appreciation and receiving it, and when there is a mismatch between two people’s styles, conflict and misunderstandings arise. Anyone can learn their appreciation language by taking the MBA Inventory, which requires a paid access code. You can discover your love language through this quick, free inventory.
Cindy noted that 79% of people who leave jobs say they left due to lack of appreciation and 65% of workers say they haven’t experienced appreciation at work in the past year. This leads to a lack of engagement, poor work relationships, and decreased job satisfaction. The five languages are:
- quality time
- words of affirmation
- acts of service
- physical touch.
Appreciation is an often-overlooked leadership skill. Understanding your team’s appreciation languages will help build better work relationships and increase job satisfaction.
Program speaker for the day was Marjorie Treu, a motivational speaker focusing on advice to business managers and human resource officers about communicating across the various generations among their employees. She opened with questions which located Rotarians in their specific generation: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Gen Y (or Millennials), or Gen Z. She focused on communication issues and how Millennials, specifically, differ from earlier generations. She debunked five myths about them: 1) they are the most self-involved generation, 2) they have tiny attention spans, 3) they want constant attention and are used to all on a team getting trophies, 4) they can’t make a decision without everyone weighing in, and 4) they are most likely to jump ship if expectations are not met. She then focused on major characteristics of this largest generation in history: they are well-educated with women outpacing men, are technologically savvy, are civic minded, and see themselves as global citizens. She called on the group to list other characteristics and strengths of Millennials.