Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 6Volume 53                        13th August 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Director
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
20th August: New member meeting. Bring a friend or work colleague along. Here's a challenge from Mike who will pay $10 to Polio Plus for every prospective new member who comes along.
 
27th August: No meeting as we have a team going to the Foundation Seminar on 30th August
 
30th August: (Thur) Foundation Seminar
 
18 September: (Sat) Early dinner & Bob & Leslie's place 3/25 Takatai Ave, Bucklands Beach. Bob supplying the pizza's, bring your own drink. Gold Coin donation for Polio Plus. 4:00pm. Please RSVP to Bob.
 
24 September: No meeting on Monday as doing make up at Somerville
 
26 September: (Wed) Joint Meeting @ RC Sommerville, 6:15 for 6:45, The Howick Club.
 
 
From Mike the EDITOR
 
Welcome to Lisa (Pres. RC Sommerville) who joined us tonight. We have some joint meetings now planned and potentially on the reciprical, a really
Fellowship of cycling update from Richard.
District Interact Trivia Night coming up.
Nick Mason -
 
 
This Weeks MINION OPINION
Upcoming Events
D9920 Foundation Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Aug 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
D9920 International Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Sep 18, 2018
 
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We meet Mondays at 6:30pm
Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
Email:   RCBOTANY@gmail.com
President's Message
Another regular Rotary Meeting with guest speaker providing training in Facebook usage and the various uses especially social media. Well worth while and thanks to Stuart for arranging. We missed July “ make a meal “ being Rotary month for Club’s to contribute to Polio so this week on Saturday we are having Pizza and drinks at our place  -  see Bulletin item. On the following Meeting 20 August we are having a New Member night as an incentive to bring along a prospective Member or a friend to introduce them to Rotary  -  maybe just to show them what we do on a Monday night . Could be a relative , business associate , friend or person that you may be dealing with locally.
As introduced at the changeover if we have a Rotary function / seminar that Members are encouraged to attend we will not have a meeting the following Monday  -  this is the case for our attendance at the Rotary Foundation Seminar on the 30th of August and therefore we will not have a meeting on the next Monday 03 September.
Look forward to more news on our projects and social/Rotary diversions to make more interesting and fun.
 
“Age doesn’t  matter unless you’re a cheese “
 
Bob
 
News Brief
 
August is Membership Month: So who have you invited to come along and share Rotary with us on the 20th Aug.? Or who have you suggested look at another Rotary Club more suitably located?
 
 
World Polio Day is 24th October:
Lets all pool our ideas together to come up with a great idea to celebrate this awesome Rotary project.
 
 
A picture is worth 1000 words: The editor hereby challenges all members to take a selfie with some Rotary clothing, hat or some other signage that we can publish on our website and/or facebook.
Remember as Rotarians in Action, we really should be doing something in the shots. Even something as simple as planting a tree is of interest.
Stories
What value does your club have for young professionals?
By Michael Walstrom, president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton, Florida  
Rotary, like any business, has customers. For us, those customers are our members and we must provide value to assure satisfied customers. The key to attracting and retaining young professional “customers” is presenting a Value Proposition that is attractive.
In a previous post, I discussed the Young Professional (YP) Membership Development project I took on in District 6930. I put together a survey of ten questions designed to get at the core of what brought those members into Rotary, why they stay, what they want, and what challenges they face. From this, we learned that young professionals are looking for networking and mentorship, but have concerns about time, money, and family commitments. Fortunately, Rotary has considerable value to offer in all of those areas.
  • Many young professionals are looking for business, and that’s OK. People do business with those they know, like, and trust. Rotary can help there, as long as expectations are set from the beginning.
  • Through Rotary, young professionals are able to establish themselves as leaders in the community. Their values can be made clear; they give back, and learn to work with others. “Come, join us, be a leader.” This is a strong value proposition for the young professional.
  • Mentorship: Many of our young professionals are also interested in working with current community leaders and in being mentored. How many of your club members could provide this value?
  • Time & money: Clubs have increasing flexibility to address the time and money issue in ways they see fit, ways that are adapted to their unique communities and challenges. Some examples include corporate memberships, and “Rule of 35” memberships which allow members under the age of 35 to pay a reduced rate that just covers dues to RI and the meals they attend.
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