Dear Visalia Rotary Club “Rotarians”:
It is with much anticipation and excitement that I approach the 2018-19 Rotary Year as your President. This is truly an exciting time in the history of Rotary. So as we examine our past, we also look forward to the future. I challenge each of you to attend as many meetings as possible. We have excellent programs in place - bring a friend or co-worker. I also look forward to our local inter-club joint meetings and our Socials. We have recently implemented many improvements to Communication through our website* by restructuring content which is driven by our members. We now have text notification to our members and are promoting our club and events through Social Media. At the request of members, we’ve added on-line billing and the ability to pay through our website. We will continue to listen to our members for further improvement opportunities.
As many of you noticed on your Annual Commitment letter, we’ve also streamlined many of the committees but not our commitments. If an area of service/committee in which you are interested is not listed, don’t fret, it’s been placed under another area, or we simply didn’t have anyone stepping up as ‘CHAIR’. We encourage you to let us know your ideas and areas of passion. We need your help – this is your club.
We make a difference in our community! And, our newly formed 501(c)3 in addition to our 501(c)4 are allowing for your Board, our Members and the Community to more efficiently give to our organization in order to continue to provide for the many donations and scholarships so needed in our area. We work to raise the funds for these areas through our annual Rotary Showcase (November 3rd), our newly formed Visalia Community Roast (details to follow) and our Annual Wine/Craft Beer Auction & Garden Party. WE are the Visalia Rotary Club so let’s enjoy the mission together.
Karen Lovik Lindberg