Program Recap - January 22, 2104
Congressman Mark Meadows(R.) visited with the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley on Wednesday, January 22 for what turned into a friendly, informal round table. The Congressman, who represents North Carolina's 11th Congressional District, discussed several topics of general importance to the state of North Carolina and spoke candidly about the pace of Congressional life before fielding questions from Rotarians.
One of the subjects the Congressman touched on was his office’s focus on constituent services and the importance of the voter’s voice in helping guide, shape or initiate change in policy at the federal level.
“Do not underestimate your input,” said the Congressman, who encouraged everyone to participate in the political process in whatever way they can, including answering the surveys his office conducts around votes on major issues.
Among the questions posited by Rotarians were how to overcome the political logjams that often stall progress on an issue and how to bring a rational understanding of large complex issues like health care to the general public. The Congressman, who is working with the Bipartisan Leadership Committee called “No Labels,” called for pragmatism over political maneuvering and quoted Harry S. Truman: “It is amazing what you can get done when you don’t care who gets the credit.”
The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley meetings are held Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Cashiers United Methodist Church, 894 107 S. Non-Rotarians are welcome to attend as a guest by contacting a Rotary member or calling 828-743-5490 for more information.