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May. 22, 2022 | Sunday
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Rotary adds inspiring messages to rocks at gazebo
Dale Williams engraves the stones at Rotary Rocks on Queen's Royal Beach. (Submitted)



There’s a new addition to the Rotary Club of NOTL’s “Rotary Rocks” near the gazebo at Queen’s Royal Park.

The club built a stone “amphitheatre” to reinforce the area and has now added the final piece, a large upright stone that is engraved with inspiring messages.

“The stone engraving at Rotary Rocks is meant to be a focal point at the park, giving people a place to reflect,” said club member Paul Lalonde.

The main stone cites Rotarian’s Four-way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

“The front face’s simple universal question is one that is meant to promote kindness, self-reflection, conversation and a call to positive action,” said Lalonde. “It’s also a question Rotarians ask themselves, which is why our logo is below the question. It’s a form of answer as well.”

The other side asks if you have made someone’s life better today, which is “how Rotary approaches all dealings and is a great motto for any dealings in life and business.”

“One kind act can change the world and, like Rotary, we hope people can be moved to change it for the better also,” he said.