We had a great visit from DG Ken Moore and his dynamic sidekick (lovely wife) Lois. Members commented after about how the "Rotary moment" resonated with them. It was also interesting to reflect around the room about retention of members and how we can make sure we keep members engaged.
Ken wrote after them meeting:
"I wish to thank the members of the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise for the very warm welcome extended to Lois and me on our visit to your club on 1 October 2014.
It was good to get to meet many of the members and to start to get acquainted with how your club is operating. In that vein it looks as though your club has encouraging future with the additional members that you have inducted in recent times. That will certainly inject even more energy and life into what we saw as an already vibrant club. As I mentioned at the time, it was particularly heartening to note the average age of the club members. I firmly believe that this should be the target of Rotary as a whole.
I noted the statement on your website "making a difference around the corner and around the world" and your actions certainly live up to that. Carols by Candlelight, Books for Babies, Basa School Scholarship Program, the $20 Meal Club and your support of the Rotaract Club of Tamar Valley all serve to exemplify your balanced approach to service within Rotary, to the local community and overseas".
Ken then went on to offer assistance to the club and he was immediately volunteered (along with Lois) to assist with Carols!
Light up Rotary!!!
As you know our fines sessions over the last month have been devoted to raising money to support the purchase of banners for White Ribbon. This week MUST have been a record with over $70 raised. Well done David and all the people who contributed. We well and truly met our target during September!
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise