Evening clubs fill void in Nashville area

By Rotary International

One of Nashville’s newly chartered evening clubs.

By Chuck Barnett, governor of District 6760 (Tennessee, USA)

When I started my journey to be district governor in January of 2014, I knew that during my year I wanted to start several new clubs. Being a younger Rotarian, I am fully aware of the time commitments that careers and family put on each of us. If I was not self-employed, I probably could have never been governor.

Realizing this, when I would ask people to come to Rotary I would get the general answer of “I don’t have time for that.” But how could we change this?

People early in their careers or those who have a young family do not find breakfast or lunch meetings are an option for them. Getting children up and ready for school takes a lot of time. Younger Rotarians are finding that it’s very hard to take an hour-and-a-half to two hours off for a lunch meeting.

I knew that evening meetings could be the answer to this. So on 17 April, we chartered three new evening clubs in our district.

Members of the new evening clubs receive their badges during a combined charter ceremony.

Two of these clubs are in bedroom …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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