Today marks the beginning of a new Rotary year and new leadership here at the Rotary Club of Campbell. President Mason McKown will officially preside over his first meeting today. But he has been busy for several months leading up to today’s meeting.
Through meetings with past club presidents, to participating in PETS (District President-elect training), to the RI Convention in Sao Paulo, Mason has been thinking of ways to take our club to the next level.
One thing Mason shared with his new Board at last night’s Board of Directors meeting was his emphasis on finding and sharing the value of being a Rotarian. Although this may take different forms for different members, but we can trust President McKown to help each of us find that value. He also encouraged his Board to try new things, and is open to all of our members doing just that.
Other discussions and actions taken at last night’s board meeting include:
- Approved an annual budget of $41,468 (this is the “operational” budget for our club.)
- Discussed our club’s charitable giving plan (action to be taken up at next month’s meeting.)
- Approved Sharon D’Amico’s status as a “Senior Active” member according to the “Rule of 85”
- Endorsed the “Friends of Campbell Rotary” application
This last item shows the leadership and vision of President Mason as he has been working on this topic for several months. He will introduce this long-awaited program at Tuesday’s Club Assembly. What a great way to start off a great year. Be there!