Weekly Newsletter | January 3, 2017

I woke up last night about 2:00 thinking that I have not done a very good job of communicating why “Club Membership Building” this year and into the future is critical to our survival and ability to do good.
So here is my thinking, in short, my Readers Digest “summary” in writing.
1.) If you sponsor a new member it actually increases your ownership in the club’s body-politic.
2.) If you sponsor a new member you have made a (positive and public) statement about how much you value what this club stands for, as well as the good that it creates.
3.) If you sponsor a new member you are strengthening the clubs economic base and broadening the economic burden (to do good) in a truly democratic sense.
4.) If you sponsor a new member it focuses a portion of the club’s energy on the personal value of belonging to something in Salem with a “noble” value set.
5.) If you (and others) sponsor new members, it creates new choices from deciding who to sit with on a given Wednesday, and/or who you get to know and work with in committee(s) and outside the club.
6.) If you sponsor a caring new member it “actually” stops rewarding membership volume and focuses our energy pool w.r.t. “Service Above Self.”
7.) If you sponsor a new member you have focused our collective-based economic resources.
8.) If you sponsor a new member with diversity (business and NGO’s) in mind you have strengthened and rewarded good club data and this body politics support for real, relevant and transparent public outcomes.
9.) If you sponsor a new member it leaves a “regular person” (LOL) with a positive sense of having contributed another “active ingredient” to Rotary achieving its stated goals.
10.) And finally, sponsoring a new member is a public statement of “what characteristics” you want to see at this table and at work in this club’s future.
Thank you for reading this.
This week’s meeting: Latinos in Oregon – Trends & Opportunities in a Changing State. Oregon’s Latino population is growing, and Oregon’s Latino residents are some of the state’s current and future community leaders. The presentation, by Roberto Franco, Latino Partnershipo Program Director for the Oregon Community Foundation, will highlight the contributions that Latinos have made to the state, the progress communities have made, the disparities that still exist between Latino and white Oregonians in important areas of social and economic issues, and the implications for the state.
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