Rotary is an international service organization with thousands of members. One of those members is best-selling author and communication expert Debra Fine. “The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression!” has been featured on the Today Show, the Early Show, NPR, CNN, Fox Business News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Men’s Health Magazine. Fine mentioned that small talk develops interconnected relationships and in essence is a necessity in growing any relationship; personal or business.
Fine is president of the Rotary Club Denver Southeast. She knows "a desk is
dangerous places to view the world," John Le Carre. And as such Rotary’s current project is Race Across Africa a “virtual” race up the Nile River raising money for water projects in Africa; www.raceacross.org. Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Rotary’s members comprise of like-minded people who follow The Four-Way Test;
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build good will and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
These questions can be asked to ensure ethical projects are being accomplished.