Rotaract President’s Plan of Action 2016-17

Rotaract President’s Plan of  Action 2016-17
Jul 27, 2016
Rotaract President Jessica Challenger
Rotaract President’s Plan of Action 2016-17

My goals for the year are as follows:

To increase membership by inspiring individuals to give back to others through community service

To foster deeper relationships with both our Rotary and Interact Clubs

To promote and increase the clubs visibility both locally and on a District Level by use of various social media outlets

To develop more partnerships with other NGO’s in an effort to pool our resources and give more to those in need in the nation

To increase membership by inspiring individuals to give back to others through community service:

We plan to increase our marketing efforts to get the Rotaract Name out there. Everything we do, we plan to share it with the world through social media and local media outlets. It is my belief that if persons see the good work the club is doing and how much we give back to the community then this will attract persons to become a part of the club.

Recruitment and Retention Strategy

We would also work on recruiting more members by having scheduled membership drives at strategic locations to attract more persons (Epircurean, First Choice, College Fairs, etc) and in an effort to retain our current members there will be increased club socials and Ad Hoc events and the opportunity for all Rotaractors to be more involved in planning and organising club activities.

To foster deeper relationships with both our Rotary and Interact Clubs:

Last year was the first Schools Music Competition held under the leadership of Rotarian Omari Harrigan and it was executed by all 3 levels of the Rotary Family- Rotary, Rotaract and Interact. This project was a great initiative to bring the 3 clubs together and also allow young person’s the opportunity to showcase their talent to the people of this nation. We hope to continue to work along with the Rotary Club to make this event even bigger and more spectacular than the previous one.

To promote and increase the clubs visibility both locally and on a District Level by use of various social media outlets:

The use of social media will continue, specifically Facebook and Instagram. It was also suggested during conference that Rotary Showcase can be used to market the club. This is an option we would explore as well.Also we will push even more to get our projects in local media. We’ve also tried once again to introduce a PRO to assist in the club’s marketing efforts. The PRO for this year is Ariel Derrick who has a background in marketing.

To develop more partnerships with other NGO’s in an effort to pool our resources and give more to those that are in need in the nation:

I believe that there is strength in numbers and collaborations. For the past 2 years the Rotaract Club of Antigua has partnered with the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross for the Vector Borne Prevention and Information Project. The first year was great as we got to about 70 households in the Yorks Village with packages to assist in the prevention of the Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses. The second year, we were able to double that amount and give out over 200 prevention packages to two neighbourhoods on different sides of the island, those being Bolans and Golden Grove in an effort to combat the Zika virus and today we have a healthy relationship with the Antigua Red Cross.

Professional Development

Know Your Rights – Targeting Young Professionals, 5th Form students, College students, (open to the general public) speaking on Workers’ rights and the labour code

Learn a Trade

First Aid Training and Information Session (District Disaster Preparedness Project)