Message from the President
My years in table have been nothing but bliss, along with learning and nurturing my own ability to understand patience and friendship along with commitment, something not easily achieved and I did this through Round Table, an upstanding organization with a solid value system, an old fashioned respect, coupled with tradition.
I have made friends all over the world, and I have lost some friends along the way, but I take comfort that God smiles upon those we have lost since, I do believe Round Table makes God smile, we are after all ensuring that we merge Godly values into those organizations we serve.
I hit quite the proverbial brick wall in my attempt to compile my first message as President. I wondered how to compare with our esteemed Past President’s mind blowing message that truly summed it all up so well, then it hit me…….our esteemed Past President did not aim to impress but rather emphasise an honesty and sincerity through his message.
I have pondered the topic of leadership many times. In essence, every human being is a leader to some degree, a title does not make you one.
“Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done”– Robin Sharma
I have come to the conclusion that this is what leadership is all about ………..
Association President 2018/19
Every human being needs purpose, it is this that turns the cogs of the wheels of our lives and gives us a reason to wake up in the mornings and it is this that defines who we are in the eyes of God and fellow human beings along with the actions that demonstrate this purpose. A spirit of servitude must be adopted in order to fulfil a purpose that is selfless!
The purpose therefore of the 41er organization is to ensure that we continue to grow and have a selfless reason to wake up in the mornings coupled with that spirit of servitude.
When your time has ended in Table, what then?
It is the obligation of every 41’er to mentor our Tablers, enforce the associations values and encourage these fine young men to continue with the Table legacy as 41’er members and remain committed to this cause, rather than simply vanish from the organization but be a part of an evolving worldwide landscape that continues to grow but needs our Tablers to support this growth.
It is our express responsibility to create a platform and space through both Table and 41’er associations to continue to “serve”, our communities, fellow human beings and causes.
“There’s a Tibetan saying: ‘Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.”
My Motto is “amicitia pulchra est” “Friendship is good”