Posted by Teresa Liu

Creating an effective Rotary Club

Since 1 July this year, the first day I took office as the club president, I have been well aware that the role of the President is to lead the club and ensure that it functions effectively. Yet, what is an effective Rotary club? It is a club able to:

  • Provide standard club operations which give members more time to focus on service and fellowship
  • Sustain or increase its membership base
  • Implement successful projects that address the needs of its community and communities in other countries 
  • Implement sustainable and successful fundraising to fund the projects and contribute to Rotary Foundation 
  • Develop leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level 
Our Club Leadership Plan is based on the best practice of an effective club. Continuity among leaders and club goals eases the transition from one Rotary year to the next. At the AGM, we’ll welcome the Glenferrie Leadership Team for 2023-2024 and the President for 2024-2025. 

Regionalization Pilot Vote Result - On 5 October, all club members received an email from Ingrid Waugh and Peter Frueh, Co-Chairs of Regionalisation Group Zone 8, talking about the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot vote result. Within District 9800, the proposal secured overwhelming support, with 98.44% of clubs voting “Yes,” and Rotary Glenferrie is one of them. Thank you to all our members who supported the pilot and participated in the ballot. Your willingness to embrace our evolving circumstances by trying new approaches is incredibly positive and heartening. Rotary International’s Board will consider the voting results at their upcoming October meeting. If they green-light this pilot for Zone 8, a modernization process would commence that should see significant change at the Rotary Regional and District levels. Eventually, it will come down to the club level. Let’s continue experiencing what Rotary founder Paul Harris envisaged many years ago- This is a changing world. We must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”

AGM: The Glenferrie AGM will be held on Tuesday, 15 November. The club’s Annual Report for 2021-2022, the Nomination of the Board for 2023-2024, and the Nomination of the President for 2024-2025 will be considered at the meeting. Dear Glenferrie Rotarians, please come along. You will have a chance to voice your opinions on the future of your club. Together, we are working to achieve our club goals.

President Teresa