I became a Rotarian in June 2008. I will admit that, at the time, I knew little about the organization. I saw it as a networking opportunity and a resume item. Shortly after joining, two members took me under their wings and showed me what it truly means to be a Rotarian. As with most things I do, I jumped in head first after that, taking on numerous roles within the club to help further our mission. Late last year, I was selected as President Nominee, which means I will serve as club president in 2012-13, making me the second woman to serve the club in this role and the youngest by 9 years.
This weekend, I am with our President Elect and hundreds of other future Rotary presidents at the Great Lakes PETS in Kalamazoo. I am learning so much about how to be an effective club leader. During one session, our district governor gave us some homework. He tasked us with asking people in our community what they know about Rotary in order for us to gauge where we need to focus our PR efforts. So, what better way for me to reach those I interact with than via this blog and Twitter? My question to you is (and please don’t do a quick Google search): What is Rotary? What do we do? How do we do it?
Not only will your responses help our club, which in turn will help our community, but it will help our district, our zone, and our organization worldwide, as well.