MEETINGS EVERY TUESDAY AT 12:15PM AT KOSAIR SHRINE CENTER
In 1930, H.T. “Ray” Castello had a dream. Together with several other salesmen, Ray found a method of promoting business, boosting the spirits and increasing the awareness of salesmen. This was the humble beginning of the City Salesmen’s Club.
The purpose and need of the club were all too evident during those early years of depression and despair. Salesmen were expected to sell even when no one was buying. Bosses were cutting salaries, commissions and bonuses. Salesmen who were fortunate enough to have jobs, couldn’t sell their products.
Ray’s solution was a brainstorm, one that he had been living with for two years. If other salesmen who were in the same position would “look out” for each other, there may be a way to survive this terrible time. Ray’s answer was so simple and pure that no one else had thought of it.
Ray’s idea is still alive and growing today. Salesmen from all walks of life are still “looking out” for the other fellow. Bonded together, they offer encouragement and advice, leads and sales, and enjoy the fellowship of friends.
I BELIEVE in the City Salesmen’s Club, in the goods I am selling, in the firm I am working for, and in my ability to get “results.” I believe that honest goods can be sold to honest men by honest methods. I believe in working, not waiting; in laughing, not weeping; in boosting, not knocking; and in the pleasure of selling goods. I believe that a man gets what he goes after; that one order today is worth two orders tomorrow, and that no man is down and out until he has lost faith in himself. I believe in today and the work I am doing, in tomorrow and the work I hope to do, and in the sure reward which the future holds. I believe in courtesy, kindness, generosity, good cheer, friendship, and honest competition. I believe the best way to help myself is by helping the other fellow.