CAREER FACILITATOR TAKES TIME TO EXPLORE HER WORLD AND NETWORKED AT THE SAME TIME
This weekend I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the Columbia Gorge on the Oregon/Washington borders. Many people visit our area and miss seeing it all. This Saturday I learned that there was plenty of things I had been missing even though I had driven through it many times.
This was a joint tour of the Gorge developed by my Vancouver Rotary and the Portland Rotary. The Executive Director of the Columbia Land Trust http://www.columbialandtrust.org
and a Geologist from Portland State University provided us with insights about this marvel in our backyard that we never would have discovered on our own.
Both of these men where Rotarians who took their time to share their talents with all of us who eagerly listened as they pointed out things at 9:00 location on the horizon or told stories of how they worked with landowners to donate land so that it could be perserved for all of us.
BUSINESS COMMUNITiCATION TIP:
It is important to understand that joining service organizations have three-fold benefits: 1. You work on projects that enhance your community; 2. You learn something through developing relationships with the members 3. You often have opportunities open up that you would not have imagined--just like the tour in my own neighborhood when I took time to look and listen.