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RHYMES AND REASONS
The Gospel According to Paul
Celebrating the legacy of Paul Harris and Rotary International

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
November 6, 2015

What goes around soon comes around.
We reap the things we sow.
We lead by serving others in their need.
A guy named Paul inspired
self-denial just like Christ.
And "service above self" became his creed.

Paul and his band of brothers
circled up for lunch each week.
That's how (what we call) Rotary was born.
Paul Harris clothed integrity
in business suits and found
that "service above self" became the norm.

The Four Way Test soon followed.
Will it benefit the group?
Is it true? Will it build goodwill? Is it fair?
Rotarians all over
use that test to prove the point 
that "service above self" reveals you care.

Yes, Paul Harris birthed a movement
that is helping change the world.
Men and women of all ages lead the way.
We're a family of servants
quite convinced we offer hope
and that "service above self' will win the day.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_P._Harris




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