Rotary initiatives do not happen without it's dedicated members...like our own Judy Chartrand.
Judy Chartrand’s career journey started as a psychology major at the UMN (PhD in Counseling). She taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, and then got a chance to work remote, so she moved back home. She spent most of her career building educational and career development materials. SHe also spent 6 years in the building industry supporting a large company with 725 businesses in the US/Canada, helping them find and develop leaders.
What Are You Getting Out of Rotary?
Positive Mindset and Moral Compass. Our Rotary Club is always open to new ideas and to supporting each other’s ideas. We are a “can-do” group and that inspires me. Rotary’s Four-Way Test (Truth, Fairness, Build Friendships, Beneficial to All) and our pledge of Service about Self, are simple, straightforward, and they serve as a great morale compass when I make decisions.
How Will You Be a Different Person Through Your Experience with Rotary?
I do not know if the difference will be a small bite or a big slice, and it probably doesn’t matter. Rotary has changed me for the better. I have become more intentional….and I certainly enjoy the fellowship with others who want to make a positive difference in the community.
Why Did You Join Rotary?
In 2009, I was looking for a service organization, a group that shared my values and passions…and I found the perfect fit. I love our “Service Above Self” motto, and thoroughly enjoy our Chisago Lakes community service. I have also been pleasantly surprised by our global reach. We have filled 2 schools in South Africa with books and computer equipment, and we helped send life-saving ultrasound equipment and a medical training team to Jamica. We did this with about 30 members.