Through intensive visioning exercises, our founding members have decided to take on a two-pronged approach to project development:
Rotary “Quick Hits”: To satisfy the desire for members to become involved and engaged, we established Rotary Quick Hits. These are one off projects that solve an immediate need within our community. They can be organized and executed quickly and have proven to be fun and effective.
Some of our “Quick Hits” have been: Hygiene kits for Wesley Urban Ministries meal preparation for Mark Preece House hygiene kits for Eva Rothwell Community Centre.
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These projects allow us to support and partner with existing organizations and to fill an immediate need within the community.
Major project: It was agreed upon by the members that while “Quick Hits” were fun and fruitful, we would like to take on a long-term more intensive project that the club can adopt and develop. This project could be local or international and we have not ruled out doing both. A committee has been formed to create a process for choosing our project. We have invited leaders in the areas of social planning and community services to come and speak to us to help us determine the needs of our local community and the committee continues to meet to establish protocols around how we will go about choosing our club’s projects for next few years.