As you make your New Year's resolutions, add this one to your list: Visit a service club and check one out for possible membership. Membership in a service club is an extra 30 minutes a week on a breakfast, lunch or dinner hour for a club meeting filled with information, fun, friends and service.
For some, it's a way to start a day inspired with a sunrise club. For others it's a way to stay informed about your community. For others, service club membership is a way to end a day, with friends at a dinner meeting.
Many people want to make a difference in the world, and for those of us in service clubs, we find that we can have a greater impact as a group than as an individual.
Take, for example, Rotary's $480-million effort to eradicate polio and provide the polio vaccine to some 2 billion children under the age of five. As many as 1.2 million Rotarians, including 170 in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, are making a difference with their local community service projects. Visit http://www.rotary.org.