Your Voice, Your Solution for deciding on a community project
A Rotaractor assists a beneficiary of the mobile food pantry in Springfield, Missouri, USA. What is the best way for your club to agree on a suitable project? Rotary Images/Alyce Henson
To help curb vandalism during Halloween, police asked the Rotary Club of Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada, to organize a party for area youth.
The project was a success. Prizes were announced every hour, with the caveat that attendees had to be present to claim them. Police reported minimal vandalism over the Halloween weekend.
Meanwhile, Rotarians in Port Macquarie, Australia, completed a community needs assessment before establishing a public station where elderly and disabled people could recharge their mobility vehicles.
Every community has different needs. Often, clubs members can agree on which needs to address, but sometimes reaching a decision is difficult. What is the best way for your club to work toward a consensus on a suitable project?
Each month, Rotary International's problem-solving forum asks Rotarians for their ideas and strategies to address the challenges they deal with every day. This month's problem is how to decide on a project in your community.
Use the comments section below to share your solutions to this month's problem. Comments may be used in abbreviated form in other RI publications, including the Rotary E-Learning Center.
Past problems and your solutions: