Posted by Frank Gagnier on Mar 22, 2019
Our President Elect, Antoinette Richter
 
It was a great presentation. It started out right away with the Topics such as:
Leadership
Membership
Foundation
Engagement
Change
Structure
 
Antoinette called the above "The Kool-Aid"
One by one she went over each category as it related to our club and some interesting idea's on how we as a club would address each one of these area's during her Presidency.
 
She identified some "Fun Facts" for us.  Believe it or not, there is an "Online Motorcycle Rotary Club" that is doing quite well.  Who would have figured...crazy but definitely a "Kool" idea smiley
 
Antoinette also went over Rotary's core values one by one:
Integrity
Diversity
Leadership
Fellowship
Service "Above Self"
 
 
She asked us all, why Rotary? What is your "Why?" We heard a few interesting stories. Then we were asked, What was your Rotary Moment? We heard some interesting responses to that question.  Antoinette wants all of us to ask these questions to ourselves and write down the answers.  
Interesting tid-bit was when she told us that Rotary had 1.2 million members around the world. That number seems impressive by itself however, that number has changed in a decade. I guess there is only a member replacing a member and somehow, we should figure out how we can grow our memberships!
For those who haven't been involved in leadership or committee of late, what board or committee could you do to be more active in your club?
 
Antoinette will give us more information as we move forward as a club. Until then, we have a great start for the coming year of her presidency. I'm confident it's going to be a good one.