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The Salvation Army Church
13474 96 Ave
Surrey, BC  V3V 1Y9
Club Vision Facilitation assists club leaders and interested members of a Rotary Club:   
     1. Visioning Phase
in achieving continuity, consistency and consensus with regards to how they view the future of their club.  This is achieved when a club participates n a 4 hour session facilitated by trained Rotarians who are volunteers from District 5050.   The club develops a "club vision: for the next five years that helps guide their planning process.  Participants come away from this session with enthusiasm for their vision.  Next comes the planning.
      2.  Vision to Plan Phase
in developing action plans to achieve their goals.  To help clubs move ahead from Vision to Plan (V2P) we now offer sessions where facilitators meet with club leaders, together with committee chair, to develop action plans to address priority strategic initiatives that aree identified during the initial visioning session
District 5050 Club Vision Facilitation

 During this session, the club members attending will be guided through a process in which they will identify what they envision their club to look like in five years, the milestones that need to be reached to achieve this vision, and establishing a plan to present this information at a Club Assembly.

District 5960 PDG’s Cathy Smith and Steve Wilcox developed this program. The improvements measured by clubs in the area of membership, member involvement and project development have been most impressive. The program requires three trained facilitators to complete a session. The technique employed by the facilitators guides the club to define their vision.  The facilitation session is intended for all interested Rotarians in your club-from your newest members to your most tenured.  The breadth and depth of the facilitation exercise is optimized when club leaders (past, present and future) and member opinion leaders participate.

Our District 5050 volunteer Vision Facilitation Team typically commits approximately 25 hours of volunteer time to each event and therefore expects the following:
1.   Attendance at the event by present board members, the current president, president-elect, president-elect nominee, immediate past-president, and two other past-presidents, as well as a broad section of members – new and seasoned.  Their collective involvement is essential to the success of the program.  We have found that many of the best ideas come from the newer members.
2.   Participants must commit to the entire 4-hour exercise.
3.   The number of Rotarians committed to a session will be no less than 12 for smaller clubs but no more than 35 (to maintain the time schedule and allow fair and full input from all present).  For clubs over 40 members, our team expects attendance to be 25 to 30.  For clubs over 80, we expect 30 to 35 members in attendance.
During the Vision Facilitation session, a team of facilitators will lead a process consisting of an overview presentation, a writing exercise, data collection, and consensus voting and summary and action plan development.
There are at least three measures of success for clubs that complete Vision Facilitation: 
1.   An immediate measure of progress will be the members' pledge and willingness to move the planning pro  cesses from a nice-to-do concept to meaningful growth programs for the club, its members, and its community. 
2.  The second is that the output from this session is woven into the annual plans of the incoming and succeeding Presidents.  It will be reflected in the continuity and consistency of programming and leadership in your Club. 
3.  Finally, the long-term mark of accomplishment will be at the end of five years when your club advances from where it is to where it wants to be.