DGE Diana White from District 7020 (Northern Caribbean Islands), a district that had 10% membership growth last year, is planning to institute a "Networking Chair" for next year.
She shares with us comments from Jamaica AG Haresh L. Ramchandani about events occurring at the semi-annual Interclub assembly of the Rotary Clubs in
During the weekend I started introducing Rotarians I knew with other Rotarians and sharing what they each did for a living with the other. In effect, I was conducting a mini-networking session within the seminar. This was favourably received by all those that got exposed to it. I even got calls the day after saying what a pleasant and refreshing experience it was.
... I believe, if there ever was a time to fulfil Rotary's First object, it is now. When individuals are in such a state of bare survival, if we can't come together to help each other, how will we be able to help the wider community.
I'd also love to see perhaps when we hold joint socials or seminars that we Rotarians when introducing ourselves that we also state our vocation and even place of business (if applicable), otherwise how will we know who we are and what we all do.Getting back to Rotary basics sounds like a good formula for success!