The New London Rotary Foundation Inc hosts this fundraiser twice a year and proceeds go to support Camp Rotary and New London, CT youth. Once again Brewfest at the Beach was a huge success and loads of fun.
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Brewfest at the Beach is back and we want to create new memories with all of you for a fantastic cause! Sponsored by the New London Rotary Foundation, Inc. Proceeds benefit Camp Rotary, a summer camp for middle school youngsters as well as other New London Rotary Charitable projects both locally and worldwide. Enjoy some beer, food, music and lots of laughs. You can follow us on Instagram , Facebook and YouTube. We would love for you to follow us on all three social platforms and tag us in your Brewfest at the Beach photo moments. All this fun will be taking place on May 20th, 2016! See you there! ~ Gerry
Public Image and Effective Communications – Help for Clubs:
**From Brian Amey PDG; District Public Image Committee Chair
The District is now offering a Public Image/Public Relations Toolkit to clubs to help them develop an image in their community and attract new members with the skills and interest that will grow their club. Also to insure internal communications are effective and help to retain existing members. The toolkit is essentially a collection of useful articles and papers and links to publications and videos focusing on image building and communication using Social Media, Club Websites and Newsletters. But also there are materials to help with Media Relations including several sample news releases for print and/or broadcast media. The Toolkit is included on the Public Image Committee Webpage. Click here to go there.
We will welcome feedback and best practice examples in addition to the Tool Kit the list below will give us more material to enlarge the kit. Please contact me; Brian Amey PI Committee Chair. (Click his name here or on the Committee page).
Here are some of the Rotary subjects we are looking for feed back;
* Training members to all use Word of Mouth to promote Rotary
* Follow-up with Meeting Guests
* Follow-up with Club Event Participants
* Direct Marketing (Direct Mail)
* Displays at Club and Community Events
* Promotional Giveaways
* Displays in high traffic areas (trains, busses, stations, taxis, etc)
* Promotional Giveaways
The 4 way test was created in 1932 by a Rotarian by the name of Herbert J. Taylor. During the 1930s he was asked to help save the Club Aluminum Products distribution company from bankruptcy. His business recovery plan was based on changing the ethical climate of the workplace. He came up with these 24 words to serve as the guide, motivation and backbone for employees to follow when it came to business practices and relations with customers, fellow employees and outside dealers. The company survived and it was credited mainly to this simple but profound philosophy. He had in fact changed the ethical climate of the business by adopting a simple but meaning creed.
Rotary later adopted it in 1943 as The 4-Way Test. Rotarians recite it at club meetings and it has since been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of different ways around the globe.
The 4 -Way Test asks the following four questions:
Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
This is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian ethical guide that Rotarians utilize for both their personal and professional relationships. It has never changed all these years and it remains a central part of the permanent Rotary structure. These 24 words are held as the standard by which all behavior should be measured and how people should attempt to live out their lives.
How do you apply The 4-Way Test in your daily lives?
The North Haven Rotary Club gave out about 70 new coats to the 1st graders at Lincoln-Bassett School in New Haven.
The Club allocates several thousand dollars each year to do this very important project at Lincoln-Bassett School as the children that attend this school are some of the most economically disadvantaged in New Haven.#2015WarmCoatProject #RotariansAtWork #ServiceAboveSelf
Another example of how Rotary is making a difference every day. I am so proud of all the amazing work you do! ~ Gerry
I had a lovely time on October 8th, 2015 with the fabulous Rotarians of the Madison Rotary Club. I love presenting to various clubs and learning about all the wonderful activities they are engaged in. It was also a pleasure to recognize Craig Bernard with his PHF+3 award. The Madison Rotarians have been actively involved in a wide variety of both community service and international humanitarian projects for over 86 years, from supporting the Rotary International Polio Eradication Initiative, to student leadership forums and local scholarships, to providing international efforts in Haiti and Uganda. They have also been a long time funding source to many local community organizations. Some of these local efforts include: Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Shoreline Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Madison Cares, and Warm the Children. It is wonderful to meet so many dedicated and caring Rotarians who are using their gifts to improve the community and world around them. I was honored to meet so many wonderful individuals.
If you wish to learn more about the Madison Rotary club please visit their website and/or Facebook page. http://www.madisonctrotary.org/
All the best, Gerry
On August 28, 2015 I attended the New Canaan meeting with President John Bemis. What a great group of fun Rotarians doing good in the community. They were getting ready for their annual Lobsterfest September 25th -26th. Proceeds go to the Clubs annual grants awarded each spring. Great catching up with PAG, Ben Bilus and recognizing him for his service to RI District 7980 as assistant Governor. ~ Gerry