Ro­tary needs mem­bers to con­tinue

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

This year, 2015 the Ro­tary Club of the Bound­ary cel­e­brates 80 years of serv­ing the com­mu­nity and the world. Since its ex­is­tence it has pro­vided many, many thou­sands of dol­lars of sup­port for var­i­ous causes within the com­mu­nity, in both Canada & USA. This sup­port is now in per­ilous jeop­ardy due to se­ri­ous de­cline in mem­ber­ship. This de­cline has reached the point that we must build our mem­ber­ship back. The sur­vival of the club in the area all de­pends on the sup­port from the com­mu­nity in re­cruit­ing mem­bers. Letters will be go­ing out to or­ga­ni­za­tions for which we have given sup­port in one form or another in the past, to sup­port us by nam­ing a mem­ber of their or­ga­ni­za­tion to serve in our club. The monthly used book sales be­come vul­ner­a­ble, as this is op­er­ated strictly by club vol­un­teers and friends. Schol­ar­ships and sup­port of the schools, and many other lo­cal ven­tures can­not be main­tained by the few re­main­ing mem­bers on our ros­ter, there­fore, it is im­per­a­tive at this time that the com­mu­nity now step for­ward and sup­port us, if we are to re­main ac­tive in the area. Our aim is to con­tinue with busi­ness as usual, but we are not sure that this is re­al­is­tic. Be­ing a Ro­tar­ian is re­ward­ing and en­joy­able. Ev­ery mem­ber of the club brings new ideas to the ta­ble and can pro­pose new en­deav­ours. It is a worth­while way to sup­port the com­mu­nity and en­joy ser­vice. Check us out at www.bound­ary­ro­, or at Ro­tary Bound­ary on Face­book, speak to any Ro­tar­ian or phone 819 876 5103 and leave a mes­sage.

Pres­i­dent Allan Smith

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