Programme week commencing 8th August Open Meeting
During our open meeting weeks we encourage members to catch up in the Members Forum with how our plans are going and perhaps share about what you are doing in your communities. Rotarians often forget that not everything they do is badged as Rotary, but it is still part of being a Rotarian. This week, when inducting Mark Elling into Rotary, the Objects of Rotary were read out:
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
Third. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
Forth. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
How do we all use our passions, skills, experience and talents in our everyday lives to encourage and foster the ideal of service and enterprise?
The month of August has started off really well with 4 new people becoming provisional members, two of whom were introduced to the eClub by Debbie Vincent and Mary Loran. It helps that we offer a 2 months trial period to try E-Rotary out, see how it works for the individual and how they can get involved in E-Rotary activities. The coming months have some exciting projects to get our teeth into, which involves face to face meetings, as well as online E-wareness activities. In particular our online World Peace Day Conference on the 21st September being led by one of our newest Rotarian Enda Young, letting people know about our Mental Health Awareness workshop in Worcester on the 12th October and encouraging more discussion on Mental Health through our Social Media platforms.
Our membership now stands at 45 Rotarians, 3 Associate Members and 14 provisional members. As E-Rotary we are trying to accommodate different options for people to become involved, so look what we’ve cooked up, taking into account the busy lives we all lead in the 21st Century and how all the family can be involved if they want to.
As part of our service within the UK and Ireland, we are helping other Rotary Districts to get started in E-Rotary, just yesterday Secretary Tim met with District Officers from District 1120 the South East of England to talk about how we can help them.
The challenge to each one of us is, can you think of one person who might be interested in joining E-Rotary, how might you approach them and just ask them would they be interested or better still invite them to get involved in one of our activities.
On open meeting weeks we ask members to particularly visit the Members Forum see what is being discussed in the Coffee Lounge or welcome our new members and encourage them to get involved in our activities. To potential members reading this page please leave your questions in the comment box and we will get back to you. Or contact us for more information on becoming a provisional member by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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It was great to be at the induction of Mark Elling. The perfect event to be there in person. I was very pleased you shared the objects of Rotary before President Janice made her presentation. It is a serious commitment to become a Rotarian whether it is through a traditional or eclub route.
Thank you Charlotte for your comment, I can assure you that Rotarians in an E-Club take their commitment seriously. In our old website we had some Rotary induction pages, which we encouraged new members to view in their time as provisional members, I feel it would be good if some how we could include these as link pages on our new website. I found it a good experience using the Objects of Rotary when working with Cyril to think about the video. We are therefore thinking we might use the Objects to help promote E-Rotary in some leaflets as they are very good at explaining what Rotary is about.