We had a fantastic turnout for our planning session on January 30. A mix of charter members, newly inducted Rotarians and two guests brainstormed ideas and gave feedback for our club’s next stage of growth.
Under the leadership of Eric Lucescu and Kelley Campbell, we all agreed that our club’s DNA is service, friendship and fun (not necessarily in that order). Kelley and Eric will create an ‘elevator speech’ and buzz words we can all use to promote our unique club, that is not your usual grandfather’s (or even father’s) Rotary club.
On a separate topic, we talked about the significance of Rotary International, local and international service projects. Past president Susanne offered to schedule and lead quarterly Rotary chats to discuss The Rotary Foundation, RI’s focus areas and projects, district, zone and Rotary’s ABCs.
The final discussion topic addressed ideas on what we do right and what we could do better. Ideas such as table signs and short tidbits to promote and explain our projects and inform our guests about our club’s customs.
The event was accompanied by personal stories, laughter and some tears. I would say it was another very successful strategic social.
-Past President Susanne
The Rotary Club of Three Creeks has two new members, after inducting Paige Uhlemeyer and Samantha Moullet during the month of January.
Uhlemeyer has a bachelor's in Kinesiology, a masters in the art of teaching and is finishing up her masters in social work. She is continuously participating in trauma-informed training around the county. She is also founder and principal of Project Hope4Humanity, which we will hear more about at our February 6 club meeting. Her sponsor is Daniel Spanski-Dreffin.
Moullet is the volunteer programs assistant for the City of Vancouver. She is a graduate of Beaverton's Sunset High School, Portland Community College and the University of Oregon, where she played lacrosse. Moullet also lived in Rosario, Argentina for four months & Denali, Alaska for four months before returning to the Vancouver area. Her sponsor is Andi Costello.