Are you feeling a bit jaded about your Rotary involvement? Thinking of leaving? That’s not unusual at this time of year as busy people are faced with decisions about how to allocate their precious discretionary free time or what to spend their recreational budget on.
The big thing that’s often overlooked is that spending a bit of your free time volunteering for a good cause is good for your mental health. Yes! A positive Rotary Experience will make you happier and healthier!
Rotary is also offering lots of different ways to participate. These include very time-efficient and low cost club models.
So before you decide to go, look at all the options. You may be very pleasantly surprised.
Membership Director Kerry Green of the Rotary Club of Mill Point had one of her Rotary moments when she transferred to the Port Macquarie Sunrise Rotary Club in 2005. Although Kerry was by then an experienced Rotarian, her new club invited her to take part in the Special Training for Action in Rotary (S.T.A.R) program.
By the time Kerry returned to Mill Point Rotary some years later, she was a devotee of the innovative member induction and development program. Her enthusiasm and passion for the program persuaded the Mill Point Board to give S.T.A.R a try. They haven’t looked back and the program is now at the core of Mill Point’s member retention and development processes.
What’s so good about the S.T.A.R program? Listen as Kerry tells you the story of S.T.A.R and the Mill Point starlet who speaks so highly of this innovative program.
We’re just coming to the end of our first 3 months as E-WA and things are really looking good! We have 15 in our community and are in discussion with potential new candidates.
Our club meets in 3 modes:
– A synchronous weekly video hookup on GoToMeeting for those who can join in.
– A Facebook group for our ongoing asynchronous conversations and interaction.
– A monthly get together, usually somewhere in WA, for those who can make it.
The Three-Month club review covered:
– our many successes;
– the opportunities we have before us;
– and the key tasks that lie ahead.
If you would like to know more about us and where we want to go, please take a moment to view the Chair’s Club Review presentation.
Our new provisional Rotary e-club is going from strength to strength as our team of experienced Rotarians and enthusiastic new recruits steadily builds a new Rotary entity.
Last night we lost one of the team of three who kicked E-WA off earlier this year, as Simone Collins reluctantly tendered her resignation. Family, business, study and other commitments were making it very difficult for Simone to engage in club activities to the extent that she wanted.
We wish Simone all the very best and thank her for her contribution to the formation of our club.
The loss of a member serves as a timely and valuable reminder to us that our members are the most important element of our club. They own E-WA and without them we are nothing.
With that in mind, we’ll be redoubling our efforts to consult with our members about every aspect of our club as we continue to build for the future.