I recently asked a Rotarian friend for a written reference, and was pleasantly surprised with some of his comments. It also encouraged me to have a rethink of how I perceive myself. He wrote:
I would describe Travis as a community builder. As a leader he clearly demonstrates a capacity for consensus building and impartiality. I find Travis honest and a person of integrity who is guided by ethical principles. Clearly he could not have achieved his standing in the community without these attributes.
Community building is indeed an important part of the activities I pursue. I look to work with young people so I can inspire them to pursue their goals and improve their skills. I also seek out community organisations who I feel make unique and valuable contributions. ‘Community-builder’ has a nice ring to it and I think it is a term I will embrace.