Programme for week commencing 14th March, 2013
In a couple of weeks myself and Sinead will be attending the District PETS (President Elect Training Scheme) to understand what our responsibilities are once we become your President (myself from July this year and Sinead from July 2014). We need to be planning now for the next Rotary year/s and I wanted to go to the training with some thoughts about what we want to do as an eClub.
Our focus needs to remain on Service above Self, being change makers in our communities and on how we can use the internet to broaden our world understanding, encouraging peace.
Here are my initial thoughts, what do you think?
There are some things from this year’s plan that naturally will continue and are part of our ongoing development plan. There are other activities that would also be good to continue to enable consolidation and member involvement, especially where members have passion for what we are achieving within our local and international communities. For example:-
- Interact Club at Uplands School, including volunteering in their charity shop and providing 2nd hand items for sale in the shop.
- Collecting 2nd hand books for Croombe Park Estate.
- Supporting British Heart Foundation events. Do we want to run the Virtual Balloon Race again next year or try something different?
- Awareness raising days e.g. Diversity, Mental Health and following up our work on Autism Awareness.
- Filling Christmas shoe boxes.
- Running the Young Writers competition.
- Doing the physical work in partnership with YOT and completing the Gloucester City Farm duck pond.
- Supporting the development of the E-Rotaract.
- Continue to develop our website and improve how we interact with each other online.
There are ideas being put forward for new projects. This needs to take into consideration our whole membership base, being careful not to become centred on any particular area. There is also a need to continue to be creative and innovative in how we develop our activities in recognition that we are part of E-Rotary.
- Raising funds for the End Polio campaign through publishing an eBook of stories of how couples have met.
- Running a virtual pet show.
- Developing an E-Rotary business network.
- Involvement in the Transition Movement and the ABCD Asset Community Investment Programmes.
- Working with Cambodia Hope & Home Association.
- Roll out the Barrel.
- Open membership days, to socialise together and to invite potential members to.
Let me know what you think about these activities and also any other ideas that you have.