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