Rio Rancho Rotary Club President’s Message 2016 - 2017
This year’s Rotary International Theme is “Rotary Serving Humanity” where the contributions of every Rotarian are combined to improve the quality of life across all oceans, right down to the smallest of local towns. The Rotary International President Gary C. K. Huang makes the point “It is how we make a difference--every day, in every club, and every country we serve.”
The various projects this club has been supporting and developing over the years are powerful. Remember, projects require three things (3) to be successful. The three things are quality, schedule, and resources. These 3 things can be compared to a 3 legged stool. If one of the legs changes in length (either shorten or lengthen) the stool will fall over and the project will not be successful. It is up to the organizational project team to be creative in the planning to keep their stool upright. The diversity of the team is SO important. I am speaking about mental diversity that will pull us together to visualize and plan the details necessary to have success. We have heard the old saying that “The devil is in the details.” The devil is NOT in the details, rather SUCCESS is in the planned for details.
“Planning is the process of outguessing and outsmarting failure” from a book by Robert D. Gilbreath entitled “Winning at Project Management.”
Communication is essential to the success for any organization. Does this mean that “I talk less and listen more?” It means that ideas and thoughts need to be expressed and understood. Please visit us for lunch anytime and we will enjoy your visit.
Carl Thornton, President
Rotary Club of Rio Rancho