Participants in the summit draw their ideas on paper.
By Anabella Q. Bonfa, District 5320 membership chair
How do you breathe new life into your Rotary club? We held a young professional summit recently in southern California, USA, attended by 52 members of Rotary and Rotaract — some new and some with many years of experience — who came together for half a day to share their thoughts. Everyone had fun, and many creative ideas surfaced. Here are just a few:
Plan events that are family-friendly to engage members with young children.
Plan your events in locations where kids are welcome. A few examples would be a cleanup day at the beach or park. Or hold a picnic followed by dessert at a nearby restaurant
Give children of members duties to do at club events like collecting money or arranging cans at a food drive
Reward children for taking part in your community service work. A little recognition now may plant the seed for a life-long love of service
Share the value of Rotary. “What’s in it for me?”
Explain how Rotary offers a chance to make new friends
Prompt club meetings as an opportunity to spend time with nice people who share a similar mindset and a desire …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog