July Committee Updates: Part II

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 By: Whitney Ashe Doll

Here are some July updates from several of our Committee Chairs. Click here for updates from earlier this month from other committees.


Career Fair Committee
By: Donnie Shaw, Chair

With school campuses in flux in the District, we are keeping our eye out for concrete decisions by the Chancellor on how students and the public will be allowed in schools. We are, nevertheless, committed to working with the Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC) during the 2020-21 school year. Our committee members have stayed in touch, and we remain engaged with CHEC. Marilyn Nevy Cruz has continued to keep Rotary connected with CHEC as best as possible. As information comes out from the Chancellor's Office, we will update our pathway for the 2020-21 Annual Rotary Foundation Career Fair at CHEC.

Health and Wellness Committee
By: Linda Solomon, Chair

The Health and Wellness Committee is responsible for providing member expressions on behalf of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC. Expressions are communicated for member birthdays, Rotary anniversaries, illnesses, weddings, funerals, births, and other life events.

During this Rotary year, we have arranged for every member to receive a birthday and anniversary card electronically. For our members who do not use computers, we will continue the practice of sending them cards via snail mail. In light of COVID-19, we are planning to pilot new outreach efforts in the form of member phone calls and zoom meetings.  Stay tuned!

Member Moment Committee
By: Russ Savage, Chair

The Member Moment Committee recruits members to prepare and offer their Member Moment – a brief description of their career, education, family, travels, hobbies, or whatever they want to tell about themselves. The Member Moment appears in the weekly Progress Newsletter and then is spoken by the member at that week's meeting.

Rotary International Foundation Committee
By: Bill Simons, Chair

Solicitation of funds for the Rotary International Fund will begin in October.

Strategic Planning Committee
By: Steve Liston, Chair

The Strategic Planning Committee is reviewing many aspects of our club with the goal of providing suggestions to the Board for the short (virtual-only), medium (restricted meeting), and longer (up to 3 years) terms. The Committee will meet virtually through the summer, coordinating with relevant committee chairs on issues including service, fundraising, membership, fellowship, community and Rotary relations, communications, and Club management. The Committee plans to provide recommendations to the Board in September. If you have thoughts you would like to share, please contact Chair Steve Liston or one of the Committee members: Bill Busker, Allister Chang, PE Bill Dent, PP Lynn Holec, Bryan Ingram, PP Lisa McCurdy, PP Gerry Murphy, President Nancy Riker, and Emily Seen.