President's Message - Capsun M. Poe, President 2016-2017
Aloha Rotarians and Friends:
Since the induction of our two newest members, Rotarian Jan Mills and Rotarian Dick Mills (pictured above), several people have expressed interest in sponsoring new members for our Club. Excellent! We use a standard form from Rotary International; you can have your potential member fill that out and get that back to you. The form will be available after the Read More link below. You can send that to me and I will forward it to Membership Chair Garry Yee to put out for a vote.
For new and experienced members alike, remember that our District Assembly is coming up in just a few weeks. There is a small fee to attend, but if you do plan to attend, please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as that is how they are taking RSVPs this year. We can arrange for payment later. We need a final headcount for food by April 14.
Finally, I love this week's speaker's topic because it brings something that E-Clubs excel at - staying connected via online opportunities. It's an interesting read
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Speaker: Create Twitter Volunteer Opportunities
By Doug Vincent, a past district governor and member of the Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford, Ontario, Canada | posted on March 22, 2017 | Courtesy of blog.rotary.org
Recently, I attended a great presentation on “Embracing Opportunity” as part of our day-to-day life. I’ve had the benefit of enjoying opportunities through my global Rotary activities and travels, but many members do not do take advantage of this outside their local Rotary club. Here is a great way to attract new member prospects with fun and enjoyment.
The author and travel writer, Paul Knowles, spoke about how we can each enjoy life’s journey more when we are open to take advantage of opportunities that arise. He shared a variety of interesting experiences he had enjoyed by merely saying “yes” to invitations or suggestions while travelling. Once, when he was being taken to an island, he was invited to take the helm of a speed boat. At first he was hesitant and nervous. But then his mind accepted the opportunity and he “put the throttle down.” He noted, “I felt adrenaline that had not been there for years.”
Some ideas he shared included saying yes when a friend suggests a trip or activity; exploring different places or doing unique activities that may arise when you travel; meeting people from different cultures and learning from them; and volunteering for an event or group to make new friends and assist with a cause.
These days, he says, people are more interested in being a “Twitter Volunteer” which means they would commit to a short term activity or event, rather than going on a board or committee with longer range commitment. “They may give 144 minutes in spurts to help, but not an endless amount of time.”
What’s the take away for Rotary?
Create a “friends of Rotary” group and have hands-on service projects they can join. We can likely attract more people with a shorter term commitment helping out with our projects than getting them to commit right away to all the demands of membership. As people get involved in one project, then another, they will experience the fun, fellowship, and satisfaction which motives them to remain. While members may sometimes leave Rotary, they will not leave their friendship group. This is the key to retention.
Wanting to help others is human nature. So we need to ensure that our club(s) have regular hands-on service opportunities so the Twitter volunteers can embrace them. Potential members will join our cause long before they will join a dinner club.
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Rotarians at Work Day - April 29th, 8:30am -12 noon
Aloha Rotary Friends,
Thank you for your past participation in our Central Middle School Beautification projects. We will be returning to Central Middle School on April 29th. If your club does not already have a Rotarians at Work Day project, we would love to have you join us for a morning of fun service side-by-side with the students. Those of you who were there last Spring please come and see the garden we built last year and new aquaponics enclosure.
The work will be a mix of indoor and outdoor. Some gardening, probably some indoor painting. We will be power washing some areas as well. Also for the carpentry minded we'd like to build a lightweight moveable wheel chair ramp so that the garden can be accessed by all the students.
If you want to volunteer or would like to come see what we will be working on please let me know.
Have a great weekend.
PP RC of Downtown Honolulu
District Assembly Registration Now Open
Registration has been open for the D5000 Assemblies. Please sign up at your Rotary club and we look forward to sessions that are tailored to a wide range of Rotarians. There will be something for everyone. Whether you have been a Rotarian for many years or you just became a member, there is something for YOU on the agenda!
Mahalo for taking the time out of your busy schedule to make your club stronger. Come enjoy the opportunity of being with fellow Rotarians from all over your island.
Oahu: April 22nd, 2017 (Saturday) Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. Contact your area Assistant Governor or D5000 Co-Trainer Kathleen Merriam at K.email@example.com.
If you plan to attend, please email President Capsun Poe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remaining Board Meetings
Please know that you are all invited to our Board meetings held at EAT Honolulu, 560 North Nimitz Highway, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm., usually on the third Monday of the month. We regularly see guests at the one time we regularly meet in the same physical space. Here are the meetings for the remainder of this Rotary Year:
Rotary International Convention - Atlanta 2017
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31 March 2017:
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14 June 2017:
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