eBay Rotarian

eBay Rotarian
 
It all started with frustration -- my Rotary lapel pin kept getting snagged by the seat belt.  Remembering the old screw-back pins of the past, I checked on eBay and quickly found one.  Just to be safe, I bid on two and of course won both.  So now I have a secure pin on two jackets.  Problem solved.
 
But there's more.  As I affixed these emblems, I could only imagine the original wearers.  These Rotarians, probably now deceased, wore them with pride.  They attended meetings, shared stories and meals, contributed to the Rotary Foundation, lived by the Four-Way Test.  They embodied the Object of Rotary.  There is a lot of history in these pins and I try to honor it each day.
 
Going through my Dad’s things after his death in 2009, I found an old screw-back Kiwanis pin that he wore with pride.  I gave it to a Kiwanian who would appreciate the heritage.   
 
Jim Bangle, Marion Morning Rotary Club