What You Missed Last Week!

Walt Disney said, “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” This quote reminds me of what I saw in District Governor Kirk Driskell at last week’s meeting. He talked about what can happen when we aim our efforts to well identified goals. The effort we put forth will impact our local community and the world.

Kirk offered us encouraging words by showing us what we can do as individuals. He also showed us what we can accomplish as a collective body of Rotarians. Even though he spoke on familiar topics, it was encouraging to be reminded of all that is possible. Possible because of Rotary International’s vision for each club. For those who were not in attendance, it looks like this.

  1. Every club has a strategic planning session. Who are we and why do our club exist? What do we want to be known for? This is the vision of what the club does and how the club is seen by the community.
  2. Focus on growth by retention. Let us grow by retaining the members we have. Are we intentionally and purposefully intersecting the lives of other members? Are we engaging them?
  3. Be innovative. We must change radically, and we must change now. Are we taking advantage of the opportunities Rotary is opening to us?
  4. Polio Plus. What does Polio Plus mean to me? Is there more that I can do?

Rotary has opened the opportunity. We must take advantage of it. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey

Posted by Walter Marria, Jr.
November 3, 2020


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