Last week I pre-announced the crowdfunding campaign for my new book, "Character Counts: Bringing the Rotary Four-Way Test to Life." I'm pleased to announce that the campaign is launched and contributions are coming in. In the pre-announcement, I mentioned how much positive feedback I received already from Rotarians and more. I'm particularly excited to see that even non-Rotarians are contributing to the campaign.
Many thanks already to those of you who have been involved, have promised support, and are considering helping. I can't do this without you! I see every dollar raised as an endorsement, not of me and my mission, but of YOUR belief that Character Counts!
Another exciting bit of news: I had a conversation with an influential Rotarian, and he brought up the idea of my becoming a "Roving Ambassador" for evangelizing the mission of Rotary, particularly with the plan of engaging younger members. Clearly THAT is right in line with what the book is designed to help with. I consider that a great opportunity and honor.
For those of you who haven't seen the campaign yet, you can access it by clicking on the image, or if that doesn't work, the link is here: https://igg.me/at/CharacterCountsRotary
There are a number of great rewards I have set up as a way to say "thank you" for your support. Every contribution helps, but if the message inspires you but you are unable to participate financially, would you consider sharing it with others who might have an interest? As one Rotarian shared with me recently, "We may be reciting the Four-Way Test every week at meetings, but do we ever really stop to think, anymore, what it means and how it challenges us to be?" I hope "Character Counts" will be a resource for just such dialog.
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Again, I thank each and every one of you for your encouragement and support. As I said in the video, together, we as Rotarians can change the world, for the better. We already do! And, to my non-Rotarian friends...I appreciate your believing in the value of Character! Let's rock this campaign!