Ralph Schalm has also been involved with the local Rotary Club and was a past president. “When people find out that you are a Rotarian, it is surprising how many of them know something about what Rotary does, whether through a local community endeavour or an overseas project such as Polio Plus.” Schalm said it is nice to be able to sit down with members and enjoy their company. “It is a club that makes me feel welcome and I would encourage people to become a Rotary member. It is a good feeling to be able to do good whether it is helping out in the local community or raising funds for an overseas project that will benefit people and ultimately make their lives better. It is also an ideal way to meet people in your community, especially if you are new to the area.”