We’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2012, this will be an important year for District 1100 eClub as hopefully in the next few months we will become a fully chartered member of Rotary International. Nearly everyone has signed the charter application form, each new charter member is required to pay a one off charter fee of £15 (this rises to £25 per person if you are not a charter member). We propose that our initial annual fee until 30 June 2012 will be £50 per member (including the £15), which you may pay in full or in two £25 installments. Currently our Treasurer Emma Harman is opening our Bank Account.
We need to continue to keep up the progress on our recruitment, don’t forget if we can get people to join before we charter, they will get a £10 discount! The best recruitment process is for each of our current members to recruit friends or colleagues. If you need forms or information leaflets please let the Secretary Janice Mason know.
Janice has also produced an excellent prompt for new members for logging into our website, we will send it out to all current members as well for information. Over the coming weeks and months it would be good if you can all try to log in at least once a week, a) to keep up-to-date with what is happening, b) to take part in the monthly programme with your comments and observations, which can be found on the eClub Blog. The Website is where you will eventually pick up all communications, so getting into the habit of logging in regularly will help keep everyone informed.
The Rotary club year runs from July to June and the officer positions are elected each year. The eClub officers for our provisional status and first year are:-
- President Elect – Tim Mason
- Vice President Elect – Conrad Shail
- Secretary – Janice Mason
- Treasurer – Emma Harmen
- Assistant Treasurer: Ricky Elliott
- Membership Lead: Shelley Jenkins
- Projects Lead: Janette Massey
- Assistant Project Lead: Debbie Vincent
Our eClub is what is called a hybrid eClub, which means that we will now and again meet on a physical basis. My suggestion is we arrange our first person to person meeting towards the end of January, for those who can attend, possibly in the Gloucester area. What do people think and suggestions as to where, do we want a speaker or to do some kind of activity?
Finally we have all been invited to the District 1100 Mini Convention on Tuesday 10th January at 7.45.p.m. at the Holiday Inn Barnwood, Gloucester. District Governor Martin Greaves is very supportive of the new eClub and he’d like members to experience meeting other Rotarians from around the District, plus after the formal bit, he has asked us to do a workshop about the new eClub. Please let Tim Mason know if you are able to attend.
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Happy new year to everyone.
We are now planning how to reach out to more potential members in the new year, but need your ideas of how best to do this. What worked well from the information we were using initially and attracted you to apply? What type of materials would you prefer to use to pass on to potential members – paper leaflets, ‘e’ information?? – tell us what you prefer to use. Do you yourselves need to know more before you are comfortable in talking to others? If so, what questions would you ask to find out more?
One idea for our 1st meeting: I think it is good to share a meal, this is a good relaxed way of getting to know each other. However, I think a sit down meal is too restrictive, you don’t get to talk to everybody easily, so how about a relaxed buffet somewhere to give us flexibility?
I look forward to meeting some colleagues at the District 1100 Mini Convention on Tuesday 10th January at 7.45.p.m. at the Holiday Inn Barnwood, Gloucester. As to the proposal that we convene as eRotary in Gloucestershire, I too like the idea of a buffet. I suggest lunch or evening at the Stonehouse Court Hotel, just off the M5 at Stroud:
I suggest we arrange dates via Doodle. I offer dates in late January:
Lunch buffet: 24, 25, 26, 27, 30
Evening buffet: 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
I look forward to meeting you Eoin on the 10th January.
We can set up a poll on this website to agree a date. If we’re talking a date during the working week I can only attend if it is in the evening.