August 19, 2014 – We had a great meeting last week after the last minute cancellation of our program. One of the things we talked about were the challenges that Rotary, and honestly many other non-profit organizations, face when it comes to recruiting and retaining members. Our membership committee is working very hard to make sure that we provide the opportunity of what Rotary does to citizens in our community. But, it begins with you!
When you ask someone to join us at a meeting, you open their eyes to the fellowship that Rotary provides. When you invite them to an event or ask them to donate to our auction, they will learn about how our club puts that money to work in our community and in other impoverished areas.
We have plenty of opportunities to serve. It could be through our fund-raising community or through community or international service. How about getting a work party together to prepare items for container shipping to Honduras or the Ivory Coast? Our community grants program will benefit local people and organizations. Youth Services provides an opportunity to work with young students through our dictionary program or our student guest program during the school year. And, there are plenty more opportunities, you just have to ask.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Stephanie Kilmer, President