Rotary Club of San Jose (Rotary):
If I was able to go back in time and tell my younger self that I would be called a Rotarian one day, I wouldn’t have believed myself….
Why would I choose to join an organization that is perceived to be an old boys club and lacks diversity? How could that be much fun? Well, my younger self just didn’t know any better.
When a local Rotarian offered to sponsor me, I wasn’t sure what it was really about. After some research and exploration, I found out a friend of mine was one and convinced me that “It is great, you will love it”, and he’s been right.
Through the Rotary, I am given the opportunity to support multiple causes I care about…. animals, children, seniors, and friends. At first glance, seniors may seem like a cause a little out of place. It was helping my mother during the last few years of her life as well as helping my husband with his mother that shed some light on the challenges faced later in life. Finally, as an only child, close friendships are my family, so I strive to prioritize and nurture them as much as possible, so I like the focus on friendship that the Rotary provides.