This week in Khandallah I visited our newest Rotary Club of Kaukau, which was chartered in June. Most members are new Rotarians and in these early formative months they are creating a Club that meets the needs of their members and their community.
With a diverse and younger demographic than many Clubs in our District, they have developed meeting times and a format that suit their members. They have one formal meeting and one social meeting a month at 7 pm on a Wednesday evening, which provides for time after work to attend to children and other activities before the meeting. The absence of a meal lowers the cost for members in terms of time and money, putting a real focus on bringing members together to discuss community and social activities.
|President Russell Law leads the business session.|
They are flexible and adaptable, so ad hoc meetings will occur around particular projects. The evening I visited, a meeting had been held of the projects committee and ideas were shared and welcomed at the subsequent formal meeting. After the formal meeting, several members went to the very nice community restaurant/bar around the corner. So a few members really attended three different meetings in one evening. Later that evening ideas were being shared on their Facebook page and suggestions being sought through comments or private messaging.
Already Kaukau Rotarians are putting the fun into both fundraising and community service.