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|The Fellowship of Rotarian Gardeners by Jim Toth. It started back in 90-91 about, and met the needs of Rotarians interested in all aspects of gardening, greenhouse, inside outside etc. Jim ran a green house all year -round way up here in Canada and had an avid interest in beginning this Fellowship. The fellowship is no longer active today.
Literature plays an important role in our history. Though many were just stories, they were truly inspired by real life characters. Many people read books and watch plays, but only a few are well versed in their literature.
In today’s fast paced world, people hardly have time to read. The maximum one gets to read are the messages on their phones or stories on their social media pages. Even the news are delivered to their phones and hence one needs nothing more. With such technological advancement, the art of reading is lost and so is literature.
However, there is a part of the society that still finds time to read and finds true happiness in reading the classics. They allow the author to transport them to the scene in the story and they get lost in the words. Such people find it hard to find people with similar interests.
When people with interest in literature get together, what you see is a room full of people who can transport you back in time. Such is their knowledge in literature and the enthusiasm is just infectious.
Rotary recognizes this to be a selective crowd and hence organizes a fellowship for the literature lovers. One of the most famous stories that makes the round every fellowship is the Pride And Prejudice. Of all the characters in this story, Gardiner is what gets the most attention after the lead characters.
The fellowships not only discusses the stories and what could have happened or how one particular character should have behaved or been portrayed, they even have book reading sessions. These sessions are very relaxing and make you forget the fast paced world you live in.
Sometimes, the costume parties or the literacy parties where people come in various characters are sheer fun for the members. This brings out the other side of th e Rotarians that one does not get to see in a regular day. People will be in character the whole time, and even talk in the accent and use the words given in the books. Such get together are a real ice breaker.
Sometimes you can see the members religiously using their Goji Cream, to avoid getting wrinkles, so that they can look as young as the character they are portraying. So much dedication and so much fun – is what these fellowships are about.
The outcome of such events is people finding others who share their passion for literature and the Gardiners. When members have a common ground and an interesting topic to talk about, they bond and get to know each other very well.
When these people get together for a project, the work is done very smoothly and with some quotes being used in between to break the tension, if any. When members are friendly and work in sync, the projects are a great success and more such projects can be undertaken.
The final result is impressive as these projects touch the lives of many people and make a difference to those who really need such an intervention.