Remember programs when inviting guests One of our best tools for recruiting new members to the club are the programs at our regular meetings.
Please remember to take the opportunity to review our upcoming meetings on the club website and think about your friends, colleagues or customers who might enjoy an invitation from you to attend as your guest to hear our program.
Another great tool for recruiting new members is to invite them to particpate in our hands on events, so that's another option to consider.
Club leadership elections coming in December December will be here before we know it, and that means club elections for the 2018-19 Board of Directors, which will take office as of July 1, 2018.
President Elect Nelson is currently recruiting members to run for seats that will be coming open on the board. If you are interested in running for any position on the board, please contact Nelson.
Three Creeks Recognized for membership ideas
While it happens outside of the view of most club members, one of the strategies used by our membership committee was recognized at a recent region presidents meeting as a solid way to do recruiting. Our membership committee maintains a "Pipeline" list of 25-30 leads and follows up with those individuals who have attended meetings and expressed interest in our club. District Membership Chair Jim Boyle was excited to hear of this strategy and praised the club for its practice.
Red Badge Requirements
Just a reminder to our red badge members to keep plugging away on your requirements checklist.
If you have questions or problems, be sure to check with your sponsor for help. We would love to see you wearing blue very soon!
OTHER CLARK COUNTY ROTARY CLUBS
Where (and when) the other Clark County clubs meet:
Lewis River Tuesdays, 7 a.m. Battle Ground Comm. Center 912 E. Main Street Battle Ground, WA 98604
Vancouver Metro Sunset Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. Grant House 1101 Officers Row Vancouver, WA 98661
Vancouver Wednesdays, noon Warehouse '23 100 Columbia Vancouver, WA 98660
Battle Ground Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Galeotti's Restaurant Banquet 715 E. Main Street Battle Ground, WA 96604
Rotaract of Clark County Wednesday evenings The Grant House 1101 Officers Row Vancouver, WA 98661
Camas-Washougal Thursdays, 7 a.m. Orchard Hills Country Club 605 39th Street Washougal, WA 98671
Greater Clark County Thursdays, noon Royal Oaks Country Club 8917 NE 4th Plain Vancouver, WA 98666 Vancouver Sunrise Fridays, 7 a.m. Heathman Lodge 7801 NE Greenwood Drive Vancouver, WA 98682
"I would like to think that the pioneering days of Rotary have just begun. There are just as many things to be done as there ever were. Kaleidoscopic changes are taking place, many of them without our will. Even to hang on to the fringe of this fast changing world is about all most of us can do. Rotary simply must continue to pioneer or be left in the rear of progress."
Paul Harris Rotary International Founder
THREE CREEKS EVENTS
9/7 - Club Meeting - Larry Smith, Community Military Appreciation Council 9/9 - Hands On Project - Trail Rehabilitation, Whipple Creek Hollow 9/21 - Club Meeting - Christina Frye, Trillium Employment Services
Rotary International Convention
2018 Rotary International Convention set for Toronto
The 2018 Rotary International Convention is scheduled for June 23-27 in Toronto, Ontario.
LUKE JENSEN SPORTS PARK Bud Van Cleve Community Room (second floor, center building) 4000 NE 78th Street Vancouver, WA 98665
Presiding President Susanne Holmberg
Pledge Audra Smith
Moment of Inspiration Chuck Green
Club Announcements President Susanne & Members
Program Larry Smith, Community Military Appreciation Council Introduced by Jim Moody
Pride & Brag Bucks Sergeant at Arms Garry Lucas
Greeter Jerry Zsneyuk
Event Reminders: Three Creeks Board Meeting: The next club board meeting is set for Thursday, September 21, beginning at 4:30 at the Hazel Dell Starbucks (7720 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98665). All Rotarians are welcome to attend. Board meetings are regularly held on the third Thursdays of each month prior to our regular club meeting.
Hands On Project: Save the date Saturday, September 9 for the Rotary Club of Three Creeks' next Hands On Project at Whipple Creek (one of "our" creeks) Hollow near NE 22nd Avenue. More information is forthcoming, and Service Projects Director Steve Pash will share details as they are available. More information is curently available on the club's website (www.rotaryofthreecreeks.com/calendar.html)
Upcoming Meeting Volunteers: Thursday, September 21 At Luke Jensen Sports Park Pledge: James Neste Moment of Inspiration: Scot Brantley Greeter: Audra Smith Program Responsibility: Steve Pash
Thursday, October 5 OFFSITE at Three Brothers Winery Pledge: Tina Vlachos Moment of Inspiration: Jim Selby Greeter: Kelley Campbell Program Responsibility: Jim Selby
Up Next: CMAC Chair Larry Smith
Larry Smith will join us for our club meeting on September 7 to share information about the Community Military Appreciation Council.
CMAC is all inclusive, composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments.
CMAC's mission is to preserve and promote military history; to recognize veterans and military families for their contributions to our nation; to assist and support veterans, deployed military and their families; to recognize community and national events; and to make recommendations or take action on any other subject, pertaining to the well being of veterans and military families.
Larry graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Sciences in 1965 and went on to obtain a Masters degree in both Recent American History & Human Resource Management. He also served in the Army for 26 years before retiring as a Colonel of Infantry in 1991. After retiring from the Army, he served as Assistant to the City Manager until 1996 and then went on to be the Director of the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department until 2003.
Larry also served three terms on the Vancouver City Council before retiring from public service in 2015.
Jim Moody will introduce Larry at our meeting.
How can Rotary help in disaster relief?
By Renee Campbell, District 5100 Governor
Many clubs and members are asking how we can help those who are suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and now Louisiana, as “he” has returned as a tropical storm in east Texas and Louisiana. You may have a favorite relief organization for short-term immediate relief, such as American Red Cross or Shelter Box, who are both on the scene offering shelter and assessing the immediate needs respectively.
Four of the Rotary Districts in the areas hardest hit have disaster relief funds set up for the longer-term rebuilding process when the waters recede. Our Zone newsletter published this article with the information on how you may donate directly to these district funds. I have attached the content in case that is easier for you.
To show our collective support in District 5100, we would be happy to collect your gifts at the District Office and send them to the respective funds. District 5100 will also be making a gift from our Rotary Foundation grant funds earmarked for disaster relief.
I have personally talked with one of my classmates in Texas, who shared with me that each of these 501 (c) 3 funds has an application process and review committee for all requested funds for relief, so there is infrastructure in place, and accountability for the money spent. Each will send the donor a receipt upon request (automatically for gifts of $250 or more).
September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff
Today, 103 million youth around the world still lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 percent of them are women. An estimated 50 percent out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas. Enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91%, but 57 million children still remain out of school. *
Why are these statistics so important? By supporting education and literacy in communities around the world, we can change these figures and help improve lives. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 calls on ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning.
Rotarians worldwide are committed to supporting this goal through education-oriented projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. Rotary’s goal is to empower communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
The video below helps provide a little more information about how Rotary Basic Education and Literacy makes an impact.
DG Renee shares high praise of 3 Creeks
District Governor Renee Campbell, after her visit to our club last Thursday, shared the following thoughts about the Rotary Club of Three Creeks with President Susanne.
"Ron and I really enjoyed our visit to Three Creeks Vancouver Rotary this week. Your club is very fun, friendly, and innovative. There is such a positive electricity and forward momentum that I could feel it from the moment I walked in. You have created a culture of creativity and welcome for new ideas. Members flourish in such an atmosphere. I commend you for that."