Hello Niles Rotarians,
WOW!!! What a start to the year. My very own parade with Mouseketeers, FASTPASS to the Teacup, and Mickey and Minnie too! Very cool! Who said this is a Mickey Mouse operation? I don’t know, but we are certainly Goofy! Haha. Thank you all for the nice Welcome that ONLY Niles Rotarians know how to do. It was a special day that I will never forget. Thank you all for such a wonderful induction ceremony into the Presidency.
So, how about that second meeting! Oh, Boy! Nothing like getting ready for a great day then you find out your speaker had a different date. Oops! The one thing I do know how to do is PANIC!! Well, just a little. I drew inspiration for my theme of “Let the Good Times Roll!” and therefore we did. It was wonderful to hear all about the great things Niles Rotarians are doing in our community. Thank you for sharing.
People have asked me about my theme. The phrase is very powerful when you look at it as a whole. My Grandmother and Mom are from Louisiana where this is a very popular phrase. My Grandmother mainly spoke French when she was little and eventually learned English in elementary school. She always had a slight French accent her whole life. The French version of the phrase is “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (Lay-zEh lay bAwn tawm rOO-lay). I figured it would be too hard to get y’all to say it, so I went with the translation “Let the Good Times Roll.” The spirit of New Orleans lives in the phrase. No matter what happens, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” was applied. It reminds you to celebrate life in good times and move on from the bad. Celebrate success and don’t dwell on failures. It’s always there to remind you to enjoy and celebrate life.
The more you celebrate your life, the more there is IN LIFE to Celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey