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!
He was tall and thin, of indeterminate middle age and with a pock-marked face. He commented about the weather, almost shyly while standing a little apart from the line in the fast food restaurant. My husband, David, and I had stopped on our way home from a Rotary training seminar, to get coffee and a… Continue reading Service Above Self
This is the third blog post in a membership development series, providing a foolproof template to membership growth. Links to the first two parts of the series Part 1—Why Membership? and Part 2—Lead Generation and Publicity. A truly successful membership plan involves every club member in the process. Ideally each current member sponsors a new… Continue reading Membership—Part 3
I LOVE PETS! Pets, have been an important part of my life since I was a child and have included reptiles, fish, cats, dogs, chickens and guinea fowl! This time last year, we picked up our new American Hairless Terrier puppy from the breeder. I love Gracie, but she’s not the sort of pet I’m… Continue reading It’s PETS Time Again!
The Kerr Tar Rotary Club made that decision and asked their ‘parent’ club to figuratively move back home. The Kerr Tar Club, was chartered just over a year ago and is struggling with declining membership and leadership succession. Therefore, they asked to merge with their sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Oxford. The merged club… Continue reading Sometimes, the best decision is to move back home
Rotary International, in the booklet Rotary Basics, illustrates how clubs are the hub, the central focus of Rotary International. On page 3 it states: “The club is the most important component of Rotary’s organizational structure. … Rotary clubs are autonomous…” (emphasis mine). However, as a club leader, sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. Rather, it… Continue reading How will YOU Make an Impact as a Rotary Leader?
Anything worth doing takes time and effort. It isn’t learned on the first try, whether it is a new language, playing the piano, or learning to skateboard! So, why is it that Rotarians think that if they ask their friends to join them at a Rotary meeting, that they’ll get a ‘yes’, the first or… Continue reading It takes more than once!