Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where are we going and how do we get there?

On Sunday a core group of district leaders met to complete our semi-annual review of our district strategic plan. Don Evans of the Rotary Club of Vancouver is our facilitator for the review.

The top challenge facing District 5040 is membership. A variety of strategies are being considered to reverse a decline in our membership. This will only occur if every club also takes steps to recruit new members and retain current members.

 Simply put, our District 5040 strategic planning determines where District 5040 is going over the next year or more, how we are going to get there and how we will know if we get there or not.

What is the current situation? Where are we going and how do we get there? These questions are at the heart of Strategic Planning. A complete Strategic Plan is the single best resource for a Rotary district or a Rotary club. Strategic Planning includes creating a plan from conception to completion, looking at the alternatives and implementing a plan of action, and conducting a strategy for your club.

Don Evans

While it needs to be comprehensive, a strategic plan should be sufficiently brief that it will be easily understood by every club member and will be used by the members. A plan that is too complex and long will only sit on a shelf and gather dust.
If your club does not have a strategic plan or it has not been reviewed for more than six months contact Don Evans or a member of his team for assistance.

The district strategic plan is on the district website – to view the plan click HERE.

Visit the RI website page on strategic planning.

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