Being in a Rotary eClub will seem to be a lot easier than being in a traditional Rotary Club. However, after two years of being a member of Rotary eClub One, I will say the opposite is true. There are still those moments when I crave the traditional Rotary meetings and (YES) the songs at meetings.
Do not get me wrong, I have enjoyed my time being part of an eClub and still continue to do so. I have been part of Rotary projects and have even led some on behalf of the club. The thing with being part of an eClub is deciding why you want to take the step and if it is the right thing for you. It was just the right decision for me – in the last 4 years, I have not stayed in any city for more than a year; my work schedule over same period has made it practically impossible for me to commit to any regular weekly meeting. My Club is very active, have regular ongoing projects in various communities and has been involved in providing relief and rebuilding for almost all the major disasters that had occurred across the world in the last two-years.
So you see I am proud to be part of the Rotary eClub One. It keeps me connected to the Rotary world, plus I do not have to worry about my career suffering or my Rotary participation being below par. In fact I enjoy the best of both worlds!
I am new at blogging and I am hoping to use this attempt to share my Rotary experience. Hopefully I will be able to solve the dilemma of what to “share” and “not share” before my next post.
2 Replies to “Being in a Rotary eClub”
We have just started an eclub in our district… Your experience proves to me it is a good move forward. Thank you for sharing!
Sounds very positive Buchi – I work in the IT industry which means travelling away constantly, luckily for me I work from home Mondays so I can still attend our Club meeting, but I’m sure many of my colleagues would be interested in an eclub format as a way to get involved with Rotary
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