8 July 2020
What a wonderful start to the year. A warm welcome to the
incoming Board of Strathfield Rotary Club. Good to see all in good health.
Last meeting I had the honour to share the reigns and
responsibility of this wonderful club with our
new board and the opportunity to plan for the year ahead. It was a great
pleasure to introduce a board with members coming from different backgrounds
armed with illustrious educational credentials and extensive experiences in
This year's Rotary theme is "Rotary Opens Opportunities".
Interesting coincidence as this year we have no choice but to open new doors and
we will. The Directors are keenly looking for members to expand their teams.
The board met yesterday (Tuesday 7 July) and based on the
responses to the survey, took the decision to start in-person meetings from the
5th of August on a alternate basis ie. in-person meetings alternating with a
Also discussed was the question and challenges of raising
revenue this year. Besides the opportunity to tap into the grants and community
funding available, the option of an innovative style of raffles is on the cards.
Equally important, is prudence in the use of funds that we raise.
This year (20-21) is an important year for us. We have
reached our 50th year as a club - a very important landmark. A big year for
celebration and connecting with and commending all our charter members who had
the vision of creating this club that has contributed so positively over these
years. We owe this celebration to many people, to us and to the Strathfield
Website (click) has been updated and all members are encouraged to make use
of the information available there as the first point of reference. The District
Directory and the District Organisation Chart is also available for all
Rotarians to access from the website. For those who may want to delve further go
to the District
mylearning web page (click)
This week we will hear from our new board members and some
Committee chairs as to how they plan to make the year interesting and
Yours in Rotary