Posted by Elaine Thompson on Oct 01, 2018
During September, I visited Rotary clubs in Saskatoon, Estevan and Regina, with a break to attend the Zones 24 and 32 Conference in Montreal from September 23rd to 28th.
Editor’s note: Rather than one long article I have given each club a story page. A picture, club name and headline appear on this page. Each links to the story.
A lively club where creativity reigns
A unique mix of members due to women and age profile
A rare morning group with 100% Paul Harris Fellows
A small club of ‘selfless members’
As the President said we’re“schizophrenic.”
The city’s oldest service club with a wide range in membership
a vibrant club with gender and youth equality
a “close-knit family” with a focus on the disadvantaged
Where the focus is on Inner city youth and literacy
Teamwork centred on “Youth” and “Retention of Members.”
Increased diversity occurs as membership grows again
In summary, many clubs in Saskatchewan are exploring ways to introduce flexibility into their meetings and memberships to grow their clubs. Most focus on projects within their communities, and many of these projects focus on youth. As of September 30th, we had visited 34 of the 47 clubs in D5550. We have been “on the road” living in our motorhome since August 14. The remaining Saskatchewan club visits, except for Yorkton, will be completed by October 4th. Two clubs, Thompson and Yorkton, were unable to meet in a live meeting due to scheduling conflicts, so their club “visits” will take the form of online “Zoom discussions” near the end of October.