How to make the most of your year as president

By Rotary International

Taking a usie, a selfie with others, during a recent club meeting.

By Kamlesh Chandan, assistant governor for District 7680 and past president of the Rotary Club of Lake Norman/Huntersville, North Carolina, USA

It was an honor to serve as the 19th president of my Rotary club this past year. It broadened my horizons and deepened my insights into our great organization of People of Action. Before the year began, I had a bold vision. I wanted to engage members, do service projects, have fun, incorporate technology, and leave members more educated about Rotary and our club. Every meeting, we took a usie (selfie with others) and shared what we were doing on social media. What did I learn from all this activity?

Leading a service club is so different from leading a business. If you have a passion for and dedication to making a difference, your club members will stand by you, help you, and support you.

During the year, my family hosted a Youth Exchange student from Brazil. We now have a life-long friendship we did not have before. I also had the opportunity to lead our club’s first Friendship Exchange to India, and was thrilled with the hospitality we received everywhere …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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