Dear Fellow Rotarians
On Wednesday, October 2nd, Jerry Albert graciously hosted our Rotary Board, Committee Chairs and newest members for a Bennington Rotary Club Planning Retreat. I was impressed with how productive our time together was, and with the energy our Rotary leaders contributed.
We focused on membership, creating a list of businesses, agencies and qualities we want represented in our club. We drilled down further to identify specific people we want at our tables and discussed what our club offers to prospective members and how to message those opportunities.
We also reflected on the six areas of Rotary service, and how our own Club's service projects fit into the global priorities of promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. We discussed how we might be more impactful in our various endeavors,and how greater impact will attract more members,
I look forward to our next Club Assembly where we'll discuss in more detail new, exciting ideas for community and international service, as well as initiatives aimed at growing and thriving as Bennington Rotary Club.
In the meantime, don't forget to "fight disease" and get your flu shot!
Yours in service,