Happy Thursday to you all in the eClub world!
Is anyone else familiar with the experience of many things to do, and a shrinking window to do them? Best thing about the eClub: they’re all things I want to be doing or planning. Taking on roles and projects with the club is a double-edged sword for me. While occasionally I start to feel half-witted (or less), it keeps me informed and involved, and it makes me grow. There are always things to be done, roles to be filled, and big ideas to move along. Not sure what’s a good fit for you? We have the space to figure it out. It can feel like living in a vacuum without in-person meetings, but a little check-in between members goes a long way.
-Yours in Half-Witted Secretarial Service,
My happy $5 - flexible club meetings and members. After traveling to and from Arizona and Juneau on back-to-back trips, I was so happy to be at home-quiet-home. Being able to stay in my pajamas for early morning (board and regular) meetings with some really great club members? It’s worth so much more than $5.
Who else is happy? Tell us about it!
A reminder about our meeting this Saturday (8:00am AK time):
eClub meeting: 2-25-17, 8:00am AK time
Happy Thursday to you all in the eClub world!
Or rather, as I'm writing on Monday the 6th and scheduling this to send in three days, I have high hopes and expectations of a good and satisfying Thursday. What an amazing meeting we have coming up on Saturday! It's going to make that Sunday football-thing seem like small potatoes.
Join us for classification talks from TWO new members, Dan Nelson and Nancy DeWitt!
AND, Pres. Elect Sharon proposing a BIG idea for an international project, One Well At A Time.
How could you miss all this??
In other exciting news, our board of Elected Officers and Chairs continues to grow in a healthy way! The current committee chairs are updated on the website, but specifically welcoming and recognizing:
Wanda Cooksey, who will be taking the reins of Rotary Foundation Chair from Sharon (thank you, Sharon!)
Gayle Knepper, who will be the Club Administration Chair (a post that has been unfilled)
Tom Nicolos has volunteered to understudy and shadow our current Treasurer George Frushour. Tom, we are fortunate to have your steady hand on future finances.
Nancy Dodge will be our Pres. Elect starting in July
George Frushour will continue on as Treasurer
Brian Shimek will be Secretary, without the Interim bit attached
Finally, so many reasons to be happy and "happy" this week!
Donating/speaking only for myself of course, I'm so excited about two vibrant new members (and really, Wanda and Gayle are relatively recent as well!); excited for a great international project idea from Sharon; excited that Pres. Julie is going to talk me though how to do a wine social; and most acutely now, grateful that the coffee grinder worked this morning.
As far as "happy" - I&Wife will be in Arizona with family this week/weekend and not feasibly able to call in to the meeting. I don't think of it as a "fine" donation - more like buying an appetizer for the table to share in my absence.
-Yours in Interim Secretarial Service,Brian
This Saturday (February 25th), we’ll be talking about fundraising. It’s a time to share what we’ve done/seen successfully with clubs, and brainstorm about what we can try.
Let’s acknowledge the common obstacle we have right now: “How do we do a big fundraiser when we’re spread out to the winds? Rome wasn’t built with one hammer!”
Right - this is the question to answer. Being spread out is simply the context we have to work in.
However, as a food for thought -
10 people (together) can raise $2,000 at one event; that’s probably too big for one person on their own. Can 10 individuals - on their own, with maybe with a little local help - do a $200 event?
March the 11th, we get to hear more about RYLA! Exciting times!!
RYLA is the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - a youth leadership training weekend camp. It’s one of the projects that the eClub has supported for the past few years. Student selection is still happening, but we anticipate sending a student from the Soldotna and Ketchikan areas in partnership with those local clubs.
So what will happen at the meeting??
We have a past-participant guest penciled in.
Several of our members may contribute about their experiences, having chaperoned or organized the event.And if we’re really lucky - we will have at least one of the students recently selected for this year’s event join us.
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