Special Presentations: "Speakers that Inspire" series (1) Friday 1 June: Dave Krysko "The Myth of the Overnight Success!" (More info + Promotional Poster at link on LHS) If you plan to attend please contact RotaryNowKelowna@gmail.com or phone 250-470-9228 What is Rotary Now!?? Are you looking for a service organization that offers a connection to a diverse group of like-minded people who want to give back to the community, contributing in meaningful ways to making a difference not only in our city but anywhere there is a need? Perhaps you are simply looking to associate with friends and colleagues that share your commitment to integrity in life and business. Either way, this might be for you. Rotary Now! Kelownais a new club that is forming in Kelowna, and it is differentfrom existing Rotary options currently available in the central Okanagan. It is NOT intended to be a replacement for current Rotarians who are members of other clubs, although it may be an interesting make-up venue for many. It IS meant to appeal to people who cannot fit the traditional Rotary breakfast, lunch, or dinner club into their life for any reason, but who none-the-less share the values and commitment to service that we all do in Rotary. Rotary Now! Kelownais like other Rotary clubs in that
All members are full active members of Rotary International. Initially this will be as members of the Rotary Club of Kelowna while Rotary Now!is a satellite club (<20 members), but eventually the goal is to charter as an independent club.
The club will seek out projects either locally or outside the community that speak to members and where it is determined that a real difference can be made.
The club will have an executive committee that is elected by members, and a board as described in club bylaws.
The club will meet "regularly" (a minimum of 2x per month).
Training: Members will be encouraged to participate in training including Rotary Leadership Institute, Annual District Conference and Assembly, etc.
Rotary Now! Kelownais different from many other clubs in that
There will only be 2 "regular" business meetings per month.
Meetings will be from 4:00-5:00pm on the 1st& 3rdWednesday of each month (at least initially, exact day & time to be determined by members).
Meetings will NOT involve any meal or drink purchase, but will instead be held in a neutral venue. Initial meetings are scheduled for the boardroom at Accelerate Okanagan (suite 201 in the Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna).
Meetings will NOT generally schedule regular "presentation" talks, but may rather focus on Club business and activities.
There will be no Rotary traditions until and unless they are introduced and welcomed by club members. This means no anthem, no invocation, no Sheriff or Sargent-at-Arms, no "Happy Dollars".
The non-business weeks (2, 4, and 5 if there is one) will allow for "non-traditional" meetings or activities to be discussed and selected by the members. Options may include:
Social meeting (Dinner? Pub? With families and/or friends).
Service project meeting (also with family and friends).
Presentation: As scheduled, NOT weekly. Proposal is to have a quarterly topic of wide interest at the local "TEDx" theatre, market to the community.
Social activity meeting (monthly walk? Yoga? Bicycle ride?)
E-meeting: Similar "Sister Clubs" are planned throughout the district. Perhaps there could be a common e-meeting 1x per month?
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity
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