Studies show that across the nation, membership in civic organizations is declining. As many of you know, civic groups tend to be an old men's club or a knife and fork club. That's the main reason why I never joined one in my twenties. That all changed about three years ago when I helped found The Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary Club.
Even though we are a group of people in their mid thirties to late sixties, which would seem to affirm that civic organizations are clubs for old folgies. This is an active club.
We hold a run to support high school groups and throw a shrimp boil for our local first responders. We go on field trips for meetings and socials at local sporting events. Our members include mountain bike racers, professional musicians, triathletes as well as decorated attorneys, business owners, CEOs and everything in between. The one thing that bonds us all together is an attitude of Service Above Self.
Our club just received the distinction of being one of the fastest growing clubs in the district, however our male to female ratio is still skewed. Since the club started it has only had two ladies amongst our ranks. Until today.
At this mornings meeting we inducted Dana Burge to the club. A Birmingham native and an Alabama graduate, Dana works at Virginia College as an Area Director of Career Placement.
We are thrilled Dana has decided to be a part of our active club and we look forward to serving our community together. Welcome Dana.