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1 Visual Synectics:  Rotary is like Valentines’ Day because…… Learning Partners

2  Workbook – pp. 63-70  Key message: Vibrant clubs are not afraid of change. Quality if never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution." Willa Foster

3 Kihei, MauiNelson, B.C.

4 Courtenay, B.C.Ortono, Italy

5  Peaks/Successes – things that are going well  Valleys/Challenges – things that are pulling your Club down.  One new idea: Something you would like to try…. Strategy: Learning Partners/Partner Report

6  Are there things your Club is doing that you would like to STOP doing?  Have you heard of or seen things in other Club that you would like to see your club START doing?  Are there things you want to hang onto: KEEP doing?

7  Red – stop doing  Yellow – keep doing  Green – start doing Observations – What trends do we see?

8  Think of a leader you have worked with or admire…  What key qualities did that person possess?

9  Set the tone at meetings of the club and board  Plan timely, interesting meeting agendas  Appoint active, capable committee chairs  Set challenging yet achievable goals, with a budget to meet goals.  Support district goals and activities.

10  Say something to your learning partner about: a) a sample plan you are aware of from your own Club or any organization with which you are associated b) why having a plan is important Planning involves bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it. Source unknown

11 17 th century church inscription A vision without a task is just a dream A task without a vision is drudgery A vision with a task is the hope of the world.

12  Vision is important: How will goals and actions help you reach your vision?  Goals should be SMART  Making time to assess progress and reassess direction on a regular basis is important. Reference: Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs

13  Think about the things you wanted to stop, keep and start doing.  What can you do to initiate the changes to make your club vibrant?

14 What might you do to…Two key ideas….  raise enthusiasm and put fun back into the club….  increase membership and member participation  enhance member relations and fellowship  provide member recognition and rewards  keep past presidents active and involved…

15  Considering objectives  One thing that resonated with me so far… Strategy: Standing partners

16  Number off and regroup  Appoint a recorder and reporter  Groups 1 and 2 – Case Study #1  Groups 3 and 4 – Case Study #2 Task Determine what might be done to improve the circumstances of the troubled club and make it more vibrant. Record and report.


18  Reminder: people resources (PETS, District Governor, Assistant Governors, district leaders and mentors) and your new friends/learning partners  Ticket out the door: - one key idea you are taking from this session.

19 Service above Self To put the world in perspective, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first put our hearts right. Confucius

20 We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. District Newsletter, November, 2007

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