Personal growth through Rotary is virtually unlimited. While everyone is different, many people join Rotary to serve their local community and develop business connections, and leadership skills. I’ll review several suggestions to assure you are getting the most out of your investment of time and resources in Rotary. Managing your Rotary experience is like maintaining… Continue reading Is Your Investment in Rotary Returning More or Less than Expected?
I don’t know about you, but this COVID stuff is getting me down. Nearly everything about our usual life has changed. I’m grieving the loss of normalcy. When considering Rotary specifically, I’m mourning the loss of weekly club meetings, hands-on projects, DisCon20 and year-end festivities. BUMMER! When I was 21, serving as camp cook at… Continue reading I’m BUMMED!
Perfect engagement is a hallmark of a healthy and vibrant Rotary Club. Perfect engagement means every Rotarian is contributing time and talent to projects that interest the individual and supports club goals. Rotary recognizes five Avenues of Service, and ideally, members will contribute in two or more of these five areas. The first step to… Continue reading Perfect Engagement – More Valuable than Perfect Attendance
For many of us, the answer is both simple and complex. Fundamentally, it involves connections. Rotary is where I connect with my friends. Rotary is where I’ve made connections to grow my consulting business. Rotary allows me to do more, through the power of Rotarians locally and around the world, in partnership with The Rotary… Continue reading What Does Rotary Mean to You?
Really! I believe growing Rotary membership is easier than most people think. It requires a bit of analysis, and consistent effort, but it is not difficult. Here are two approaches you may want to try. One is looking for good ‘have beens’, and the other is looking for ‘newbees’ with a heart of service. FIRST,… Continue reading Membership Growth is Easy!
We’ve experienced our first blush of spring, trees are flowering, birds are singing, butterflies are swirling, and PETS (President-Elect Training) season is ending. Now is the time of fresh starts. For David and me, it meant spring cleaning. Donating clothes that no longer fit, and wrenches for equipment no longer owned, removing clutter and organizing… Continue reading Spring Cleaning–Its for Rotary Clubs too!
If you could only grow tomatoes, but not peppers or cucumbers or flowers or shrubs, would we call you a ‘Master Gardener’? Certainly not. If your friend could prepare only one dish well, would we call her a ‘chef’? Not likely. If your music-loving colleague could play only one song, would we call him a… Continue reading How to Be An Inspiration – 4 Easy Steps!
I’ve got a master’s degree in clinical nutrition, have owned a nutrition consulting business, and have had a life-long problem with weight. I know a thing or two about dieting! I am a graduate and facilitator of Rotary Leadership Institute, have started a new stand-alone Rotary club (and failed), started a Satellite Rotary Club (so… Continue reading Growing Rotary Membership is Like Losing Weight!
In this season of festivities, mysteries, blessings and miracles, I reflect upon Rotary International and the profound impact it has had on my life. I joined Rotary just seven years ago and since that time, I have gotten to meet, and get to know, hundreds and likely thousands of people I would otherwise not have… Continue reading Rotary, a Gift of Peace
We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving and the holiday calendar is in full swing. This is a time of tradition when we enjoy foods and family activities that only happen during this time of year. For me, as a child, it was playing Scrabble with three generations of family after the Thanksgiving meal was cleaned up and… Continue reading Traditions Abound