Holger Knaak’s  2020-2021 Rotary Theme
Rotary Opens Opportunities
In the current climate, I feel we need to grasp the Opportunity to Strengthen and improve the involvement of our current members in this Club. First and foremost we need to look after each other.
The following Opportunities exist for us in the coming year:-
1/ Rebadge with new promotional material better reflecting our Club.
2/ To look at Community Service work that involves the youth of the area. Through the schools and in conjunction with Rotaract if possible.
If we get more involved through the schools perhaps the families will see what we do.
If this does not help increase our membership, perhaps it will increase the number of people who are prepared to help us.
3/ To have a year of consolidation. To strengthen the resolve and input of our members. Too many are using the current Covid-19 situation as an excuse not to input into the club, and not attend Zoom meetings. We need to resolve this problem.
Despite regular emails and an Informative Bulletin over the last year, the communication from members has not been good. The Art of Responding, even with a Thanks, OR Thumbs up has been lost.
4/ President Elect. There exists a great opportunity for one of two members to step up and Say “I Will Do It”
Without a President we have no Future.
6 members have never been President, for many varied reasons.
Perhaps share a year with someone. Either 6 months each or a Joint year where you both help each other during the year.
Do the year by yourself with a Mentor, a Past Pres who is there to step in and help and guide you.
Please give it some thought and speak to me.
You need to want to grasp this Opportunity.
Rotary might open the Doors to Opportunity, BUT if you shut the door the Opportunity may well disappear.
5/ Above all the Opportunity exists to
Think outside of The Box.
Zoom has opened up a whole new thought process.
We can all get together without leaving home.
Guest speakers can join us from the comfort of their home
A joint meeting as we have done in the past with Torquay, Belmont and Highton.
Why can’t we do this with another Club in the District, outside of the Geelong Region? It may open our eyes to the problems occurring outside of Geelong. Imagine the pleasure it would give us if we can help them out.
Yes Rotary Opens Opportunities, we just have to be game enough to make the most of them.
I look forward to everyone’s input this year.