A Note From The President
As I type we are hearing about the “roadmap” out and into Covid Normal. It will be a while yet before we can all meet in person, so we just need to continue as we are now and look forward to better times. At least the weather is warming with signs of spring all around. We must stay optimistic and maintain our routines, fitness and activities so that when we emerge, we will still be reasonably sane and ready to go.
Last Monday night the Social Media workshop was held – ably run by a young Rotaractor, Netania from the Monash Rotaract Club. It was focused on Facebook and how to maximize a clubs’ profile, and how to get across to your target audience. It was very interesting but quite technical if you didn’t have any experience in Facebook. The take home message was that we need to be using these social media platforms because that is how businesses and younger people are advertising and connecting with the community. There will be more about that next week when we have our Manningham Rotaractors talk to us about their projects.
Last week saw AG Kehela talk to us about Health and Safety which is her forte as a lawyer who specialises in Work Safe issues. As a service club with no employees we must be aware of how we fit into the scheme of things with our large number of volunteers being our club members , Op Shop workers and others who assist in activities such as the Art show and the various markets. Our insurance compliance, risk assessments and safe work practices must be up to scratch because the bottom line is that the Rotary Club Board is responsible if anything goes terribly wrong. It is a big job for clubs and perhaps needs a person to take charge of it to manage it properly.
The latest Open Doors came out last week and I urge you all to have a read, there is always something of interest in there and some useful short videos to access as well.
You will have noted that the Club Runner tutorial will be run again because the pervious session was not recorded due to some technical issues. It was a very useful learning experience and again I suggest you attend to learn how to access the District Directory. I feel like a broken record on this one!
The Op Shop volunteers are gearing up to what we hope will be an opportunity to reopen and the call has gone out to us Rotarians to assist by offering a shift or two. They predict to be extremely busy in the coming months and don’t have enough volunteers at this stage to do everything needed so they are asking us to help. With extra time on our hands it shouldn’t be too difficult for some of us to lend a hand, it is our Op shop after all and we are the ones who benefit from it’s profits so I hope to see some of us volunteering.
Op Shop Shifts
Spoonville at the Op Shop.
THERE IS BEAUTY ALL AROUND US
Sky – clouds, sunrise & sunset & even some rainbows
People – what they say & do & their actions: smile, wave
Animals – different colours, size, friendly & some not so
Plants, including trees – different colours, size, friendly & some not so – can you remember when your son or daughter brought you home some flowers that were really weeds, but the smile given with them was precious
So, give someone you meet today a smile, it’s worth a million dollars
PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET YOUR CLUB SURVEYS IN TO BOB FRY ASAP.
CLOSING DATE IS TUES 15TH SEPTEMBER.
Please do not leave till the last minute as this will just delay the process of collating the responses.
The strategic planning committee is looking forward to hearing your ideas.