Lander Wyoming
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Oxbow Restaurant
170 E Main St
Side Meeting Room
Lander, WY 82520
United States of America
Club Leadership
President Elect
President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Secretary
Director
Director
Director
Director
Grants Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Sergeant At Arms
Club Administration Chair
Meeting and Program Chair
Public Relations Chair
Membership Chair
Exchange Student Coordinator
Web Master
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Here is what is happening in our club

2023-24 Theme Announced

 
 
At the recent International Assembly in Orlando, FL Rotary International President-elect Gordon R. McInally announced his theme for the 2023-24 Rotary year, “Create Hope in the World.”  He explained that the goal is to restore hope to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and to help achieve lasting change. He emphasized the need for peace and continuity, including work to empower women and work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, while not neglecting our mission to end polio.  See his announcement on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmxTiFc5_I8

Monthly Bulletin Lander Rotary Club DECEMBER 2022
New Member Newsletter # 10 – Sponsor a member

Do you have a close friend, neighbor, or colleague who you think would make a good Rotarian? 
If so, sponsoring him or her to become a member of the Lander Rotary Club is as easy as the proverbial A-B-C.

The first thing is to ASK them to come to a meeting as your guest or participate in a service project with you.  Then tell them all the things you like and admire about Rotary and the Lander club (one of the friendliest clubs anywhere!).  And then you ASK them if they’d be interested in being a member of this great organization.

(For many decades, prospective members weren’t told they were “prospects” when they were invited to a meeting, or two or three.  Only if it appeared to the sponsoring member and others that the “prospect” might be a good fit for Rotary would an invitation be extended.  This is no longer the practice, as you’ve probably noticed.)

To begin the new member process, it’s best to check with Shelby Rohrbacher, the Membership Committee chair, and see what she will need from you and the prospective member.  The club maintains documents on Google Docs for this process, and the first is a very short form, Propose a New Member.  You should give Shelby a brief biographical sketch on the proposed member, and Shelby will then submit the proposal to the Board of Directors for its approval.

Then, a 7-day notice is given to all club members for an opportunity to submit objections to the proposed member.  (Again, a practice rooted in tradition.)  Objections are rare and may be based on non-discriminatory grounds, such as ethical concerns.  If no objections are lodged, the Membership Chair obtains personal contact information (another Google Doc) from the prospective member and the formal induction is scheduled.  A dues invoice will soon follow!

Once inducted, the new member receives a temporary red badge until he or she has completed the Blue Badge requirements.  Shortly, a new member orientation will be scheduled, and another Rotarian will be off and running!  As easy as A-B-C...

Next month:  We’ll take a break for the holidays and reconnect at the end of January.  Happy Holidays!!

To make corrections or suggest stories for the newsletter, contact Jerry (jvrotary6040@yahoo.com) or Cassy Venters (cdventers@me.com).

 

Mailing Information:
P.O. Box 502
Lander, Wyoming  82520
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Era Aranow
    January 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Martin Kidner
    January 12
Anniversaries:
  • Ken Richardson
    Betsy Richardson
    January 10
  • Dottie Tonkowich
    Jim Tonkowich
    January 14