December is here and its the grand season of giving and Excitement ! Its the time we share with those we love our immediate and extended Family. Its amazing how Popcaans song is a hit just as I am about to write my very thoughts on Family.
Growing up sharing was really important as being the eldest meant sharing several of your own items . Well sharing books , clothes and shoes wasn’t bad but the FOOD!!! I want that for myself , so o prevent anyone from tampering with my food I would bite all pieces of the chicken I had in my plate so no one would think that there’s a spare piece for them (ha maybe you should try that at the next family gathering) .
I love sharing but as a child I thought to my self why adults choose to say “come here make me taste , likkle a you food” I wonder what was really wrong with their plate ?
Overtime you learn about life and what people go through , inside and outside of your family, when I was first Introduced to NKRC the aspect of Family is what first grabbed me. I walked into that meeting with about 35 strangers and blended in real quick . It wasnt the meeting that wowed me it was the after lyme in the Wendys Ligunea (we are now banned from there) we quickly switched to a nearby Burger King . That after lyme taught me many things keys words like RUM , RANDOM ROAD TRIPS AND HOLLYWELL CAMPING caught me. I didn’t do a service project yet but they caught me. Family meant something to NKRC as the support for each other outside of meetings is what I admired most . I joined a “no man left behind” club where members will invest in each other , love each other , support each other and work through any drama.
Like I never wanted to fail my MOM, I did well in school and because NKRC was so great I never want to fail them either. So that brought me to change, joining this club I was on the defense disliked being clowned , corrected or what we call Violated. I got to see a different side of people from different back grounds , so professional but so fun. I realize that even if I slipped it was ok Dad ( PP Travis ) Uncle (PP Dane) was right there upon joining to show me the way . Overtime I learnt how to think from a different angle as I was around progressive individuals like myself . My Family felt better with the team by my side, we teach each other we scold each other, its friendship parenting at its best.
I dont know if they ever got a bad vibe from me but the team moving into PP Danes Year as his PRO reinforced Family . I was bonding getting along with who I could , my family learnt about NKRC as I had to get up early to get to Nannyville to meet the team for our Breakfast Program. I learnt so much more there as we were not scheduled but we turned up every morning ready to serve but i felt it was the talking that we did that made us look forward to it in the mornings. ( Yes Donair I ate food too) .
It was time time to introduce the family to my zone Linstead, we Journeyed to Chilling on the Greens, SKateland , Floss Like a Boss cuz we seh Family !
I joined an amazing Family that’s NKRC, in service we are great but in Fellowship we are REAL ! My family and friends who never know of Rotary fell inlove with Rotary through me, the world around me understand that when I say its NKRC they know its Family and thats Important to me !
I Love My Extended FAMILY !
Fellowship Through Service ! The rotary Family has been amazing I have been a Rotaractor since UWI and that selfish person is now 60% selfless !
SHAWNA – PRO OF THE GREATEST CLUB