At a well-attended Rotary Club luncheon on June 27, 2016, Guy Homer was inducted as the 2016-2017 President of the King of Prussia Rotary Club to the applause of his fellow members and invited guests.
Guy has been an active and committed member of the King of Prussia Rotary Club since the mid-1980’s. His purpose in being a Rotarian is twofold: to participate in various community service projects and to develop a strong and friendly business networking base. His responsibilities as the new President will be leadership of the King of Prussia club, presiding over its meetings and providing guidance and oversight of all its committees and service projects.
In his acceptance speech, Guy emphasized that the strength of the King of Prussia Rotary Club is in its diverse membership, encompassing men and women, adults of various ages and ethnicities. He challenged all club members to renew their commitment to the community and to the world through involvement in planning, organizing and participating in committees and service projects. Guy shared his excitement and enthusiasm for the new King of Prussia Satellite Rotary Club starting up in the near future to attract millennials and younger business people who are willing to serve but have more time constraints on their busy lives.
Throughout his years as a Rotarian, Guy Homer has participated in many hands-on programs including the Upper Merion Outer Limits Program (where Rotarians swim with developmentally challenged children in the high school swimming pool), distributing food to the needy in conjunction with the Montgomery County Advocates Against Hunger and the Norristown Rotary Club, assisting with maintenance and roofing of log huts at Valley Forge National Park, serving in the Widows Assistance Program in Upper Merion Township, and volunteering at the National Public Lands Day in Valley Forge National Park.
Many have heard of Rotary International but do not know much about what Rotary actually is or what it does. Guy was enthusiastic in sharing information about the Club in general, as well as discussing what the King of Prussia club does for the community and throughout the world. He stated that Rotary’s mission is to bring together people who want to use their expertise for the good of all and whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. They endeavor to create lasting change locally and throughout the world. Together Rotarians empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance communities in all corners of the globe. Rotary’s membership base consists of 1.2 million people in over 200 countries worldwide.
The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self.” Their commitment to integrity and to making change happen is clearly seen in their Rotary Four-Way Test for speech and service:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Guy is proud to be a Rotary Club member and is looking forward to his year of service as President of the King of Prussia Club. We here at The Homer Group are also proud of Guy and of what he has accomplished and aspires to accomplish in the months ahead.