What a great way to ring in the New Year with a new member induction!  RCSE welcomed Katie Gingrich to the club this past Friday - congratulations Katie!  President Laura Lane McKinnon asked everyone to mark their calendars for Saturday, February 26th, for the Annual RCSE Oyster Roast.  Gordon Matthews has generously offered to host the event at his home on Tybee Island.  More information about the oyster roast will be forthcoming within the next few weeks.  Once all Rotary business items were discussed, Laura Lane introduced our speaker for the day, Jamey Espina.  
Jamey Espina spoke to the club about the power of storytelling in all aspects of our life - both personal and professional.  Stories are how we effectively communicate.  When someone tells a story, it is easier for us to empathize with them.  Unfortunately, a whole generation is growing up without stories due to new technology.  Most kids only know how to text rather than talk on the phone.  Stories are an extremely important tool in building relationships, maintaining relationships, and in all areas of business.  
The story movement has been around since the beginning of time.  In the early 1990's, Hospice Savannah became the first Hospice in the country to record the life stories of their patients.  In April 2022, Hospice Savannah will be hosting an Institute for Story conference in Savannah.  Speakers from all over the country will be presenting.  In order to learn more about the conference, please visit instituteforstory.com