Dear Fellow Rotarians
Two of my goals for the Club when I became President were to find a fund raiser that we could build on and to become more actively involved with the Catamount Club. With Rotary Round Up I think we found a viable fund raiser that, if we can find a downtown space that will accommodate us each year, we can definitely make into a signature event. And by working on it with the Catamount Club, we made progress with my other goal.
Another event that we worked on together was Get to Know Rotary Night which we held with great success last year, despite a blizzard. This year, we have decided to hold the event in May, hoping a blizzard will be less likely! It will be held in the same location, the fourth floor of the Vermont Mill courtesy of Jon Goodrich. There will be food and drinks and we will have short presentations from each Club about what makes Rotary a worthwhile cause locally and internationally. The purpose of this "super social" is two-fold; we hope to encourage membership but we also want to create community support for each of our clubs.
In order for Get to Know Rotary Night to be a success, each of us needs to think of folks in the community to invite who would either be good candidates for membership or who could offer us support in other ways. We are hoping that every member will commit to inviting at least one guest personally. We have postcards ready to send and we will also be able to invite via email, but the best invitations of all will be those delivered personally.
Let's pull together and make this event a great success!