In 1930, Rotary Founder Paul Harris said, “The world is a changing place, and Rotary MUST change with it.” And it has.
Maya Angelou said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you cannot change it, change your attitude.” And we have.
Frances Hesselbein said, “Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the Culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.” And it has.
Change is an external alteration. Transformation is an internal process. Both are necessary to sustain Rotary’s mission, Service Above Self. To deal with both concepts simultaneously, an organization must have committed and empowering leadership.
Meet Harry Henderson Jr. 2020-2021District Governor for Rotary District 7610, a perfect leader for such a time as this.
During his term as President of his Club, Harry established a vibrant and innovative path for Club Membership growth. In total, Bailey’s Crossroads Virginia Rotary Club grew by over 20 members during his term and received over 18 club and individual awards that year.
In 2016 and 2017, he became the Membership Development Director for the district, presenting innovative ways for clubs to enhance their membership options.
Since 2008 and the birth of his daughter, Harry has been an advocate for disability issues and individuals with disabilities. In 2014, Harry was appointed by the Governor to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Independent Living Council (SILC). In 2017, Harry was appointed by Fairfax County School Board Member Sandy Evans to the Fairfax County Public School’s Committee for Assistance for Students with Disabilities.
The two proudest distinctions that Harry claims are that he is married to the love of his life, Catherin Henderson, and is a proud father to his daughter, Jackie.
Harry has turned every personal and professional test into a testimony.
Click below and feel Harry’s leadership energy, commitment, and creativity.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.