Programme for week commencing 11th October, 2012
Yes another chance this week for our members to up-date everyone on things they’ve been involved in, service they’ve been giving to their community and perhaps where some of the projects have got to as we move through our Rotary year.
You may also want to look back over some of the past programmes, read the members’ comments or put a comment of your own. For instance on the 30th August the title of our programme was ‘We’re for Communities – the eClub Membership Plan’ in that programme our Senior Vice President asked us to consider our unique selling points, in last weeks programme entitled ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ some of the comments articulate why we enjoy being part of an eClub, here are our usp’s. Again in the eClub Membership Plan we are asked how we get people to join and on a separate post Rachel Davis offered help with members who’d like help using Social Media – wouldn’t it be great if we all helped in promoting our eClub through Twitter, Facebook and Linked In, tell people what we are doing and how Service is very much about what a Rotarian in E-Rotary contributes.
In Secretary Janice’s programme ‘I’ve been transported to the top of Everest’ 20th September she tells us about how she has learnt so much through Rotary and how our weekly programmes can widen our experience. Janice does need to hand the programme coordination over to someone (volunteers welcome) and for all of us to help find the speakers each week. By revisiting the programme we can remind ourselves of what Janice wrote, we will see how Rotary can help us to learn about so much in our own community and in the wider world.
Finally one of the greatest challenges of our day is to help raise awareness about many different issues, as E-Rotary this gives us opportunity to give Service above Self by using the world-wide web through social media. The issues we want our members to focus on are: Autism Awareness programme 19th July, Making Mental Health issues more visible in our communities programme 27th September and a future programme in November will focus on making more people aware of Domestic Violence in our Communities. We can use our members who have expertise in these areas to help us through Twitter, Facebook and Linked In to promote and raise this awareness. So much opportunity to do Rotary differently, in a new exciting way, with plenty of challenges, it is great to be a part of the E-Rotary revolution.
So what will you promote this week on Twitter, Facebook and Linked In?
How will you ensure people are hearing about what you are doing through Service above Self?
Who have you in mind to ask to be a speaker in our eClub?