Rotary Int'l News
Summit Rotary News
Do you remember your first meeting as a Rotarian? Second, third? Was it welcoming, comfortable? Were you a little nervous? Did your sponsor or mentor ask how they could assist you in getting engaged in Rotary, answer questions you might have had? There is always room for improvement in this area. When you Sponsor a new member you also have a responsibility to help them become engaged and comfortable as a Rotarian. Have you done that with those you have sponsored? Was it done for you? Remember this at each meeting and look around the room. Introduce yourself to a new member. Get to know them. Are you welcoming guests? They could be our next Rotarian. Make that happen!
I challenge you to bring someone to a meeting as a guest. Then ask them how they were received, what they thought about our program, breakfast and if they would like to learn more about Rotary. Give your Membership Chair, Julieanne Gilchrist, some feed back. She or a member of her committee are willing to sit with this Prospective Member after a meeting to go over more details. Surely you know someone in the community who wants to be a part of something so remarkable when it comes to helping students, serving the community, volunteering at charitable events, help with international projects.
Look around our community, at your church, at your favorite store. Ask yourself, would this person be a good Rotarian? Then ask the person. It is that easy!
ROTARIANS! MAKING GOOD THINGS HAPPEN!!
Last Week in Rotary
Last Tuesday was the day the monthly Summit Daily News page came out, and this time it was all about our student exchange program. We got to hear from our exchange students who all attended a flag ceremony the previous week and got to represent their countries.
We learned a bit about Cindy Bargell who shared her story with us in a classification talk.
David Null was recognized for reaching Peak 2 of the Scaling the Summit program. Nice going!
We have quite a few new members, but one less with a red badge, as Lori Burke got to remove her "new member" sticker from her name badge.
Paul Harris donned a fancy RYLA Bandana this week (not a hat) thanks to Kathy Davis. She reminded us all that it is Suicide Prevention Month and urged us all to put the Suicide Prevention Hotline number in our phones 888-207-4004 for those of you who didn't have your phones handy!
Lou Wagner bought the winning ticket this week, but the Big Pot and the Ace of Spades continues to elude the winners- bring your change with you next week, someone is guaranteed to win within the next 52 weeks....
A planning reminder to all: our meetings on October 7 and 14th will be held at the SOS building., NOT the senior center. Mark your calendars!
Our satellite meetings are held from 5:30 - 6:45 pm on the first and third Mondays of every month in a private room in the Backcountry Brewery, corner of Main St and Hwy 9 / Summit Blvd in Frisco. All Rotarians are welcome and we hope that you'll invite your friends and colleagues to check us out as well! No advance notice needed.
Golf for the year is over, but stay tuned next year for some Rotary Golf!
(And in the meantime, if you want to strategize about next year, talk to Tom French)
Every second Wednesday of the month, Rotarians have been gathering for Happy Hour from 5:00 to 6:30. If you haven't checked it out, pencil it in and come by and socialize, on one or any of the following dates... SEE YOU THERE!
Our next Happy Hour will be:
The Happy Hour Committee members are:
Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Lynn Myers and Ann Clement. Some of us will be at each of the Happy Hours to welcome everyone. If you would like to be on the Happy Hour Committee, please contact Judy Irwin and/or Julieanne Gilchrist.
We want to thank all of those sponsors who are identifying community leaders/business professionals and bringing them to our meetings. Remember, a Prospective Member should attend 3 meetings before turning in their application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to JULIEANNE GILCHRIST. The application will then be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors. Once approved their name and bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks. If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled.
If you would like to be a Mentor to a new member please see Ann Clement. We encourage new members to interact with Prospective/New Members as much as possible. One of the Red Badge requirements is to be a Greeter 3 times. Because our club is growing and we are experiencing so many guests, greeters are so very important. You don't have to be a new member to be a greeter. It is just one more way of participating in Club Service.