Loyalty, both in business and in politics seems to be an abstract concept. It gets harder and harder to trust anyone. If you don’t believe me ask those that speak to politicians what application they use to chat or exchange information. Over the course of the last year I learned a lesson from an unlikely source, my fellow Rotarian, Patricio Hernandez.
I joined the Rio Grande City Rotary both because I respected the members and felt I had to prove that I believe in honesty. You see Rotary International uses the concept of the 4 way test as a way of life. Before we act or speak as Rotarians we are to ask ourselves;
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all those concerned?
- Will it build good will and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all those concerned?
What develops over time however, is great friendship and a support system of business people. Both during his campaign and his business Patricio has not only been supportive of my business but has demonstrated the core values of the civic organization. This week our Secretary Billy Canales celebrated the 25th anniversary of his company Rio Motors. I was not remotely surprised to see Sergio, Ruben, Patricio and Richard among those celebrating with Dolores and Billy.
As Rotarians, we are not perfect but we strive to be supportive of each other. If you are interested in learning more about this organization talk to anyone of us. I’m likely to forget a member if attempt to list us all but definitely give me a call if you want to provide service to our community while creating strong relationships with business leaders. Thank you to each and every one of our members for continuing to be an inspiration.