Welcome to the New Year!  Well, at least, the new Rotary year. Unlike my predecessor, I have a face for radio, so at least for now, my update will be in writing. Maybe I’ll muster up enough courage next month to show my face on camera. But, for now this is what you get. I am excited, terrified, humbled, and honored to lead our eClub this coming year. A lot is still very new to me, but one thing I do know is that this club is filled with people who have a heart for service. And that makes all the difference in the world. I look forward to serving with you, learning from you and creating some more amazing memories together. Changing gears, let me ask you a question. If I asked you, “what is the purpose of our eClub?” what would your response be? In other words, why do we exist? I know on a grander scale we are to support and uphold the goals of Rotary International. But how do we do it given the uniqueness as an eClub. Is it different from community clubs? And, if so, how? What should our club look like in the future? And how do we get there?  These are questions I’ve been asking myself a lot these past few weeks. And, along with our Board of Directors, I hope to address in our next meeting. I fully believe because of our service footprint around the world, we are in a unique position to not only bring a great deal of value (that’s a word you’re going to hear me use often) to our club members, but also the projects they’re passionate about and the people they serve. We are not so unique. Did you know there are over 300 Rotary eClubs representing more than 6400 Rotarians around the world. I had no idea. But Brittany and I have discussed several ideas that could make our club unique in Rotary world and potentially the model for other eClubs.
Will you join us?