Creating a Vision
Members of the Rotary Club of Fulton met last night at Central Bank to renew their vision of what the Club will be in three years. The club last completed a visioning exercise in 2012, and by the end of the 2015-2016 Rotary year, the Club was close to where the visioning team thought they would be. Last night’s exercise was facilitated by Rotary District 6080’s visioning team led by Chris Rigby.
Having a vision and planning for the future is important to the success any organization and Rotary clubs are no exception. The visioning session gives a dream to what's to come and the beginnings of a composed arrangement that advertises consensus, consistency, and coherence. It serves as the foundation for growing the club and becoming more effective.
Through a 4 hour facilitated distribution of eight sequenced exercises fortifying our motto of “Service Above Self”, visioning defines and celebrates the unique culture of each club. Members imagine what the Club can be.
What does “Service Above Self” mean to our Club? If we are not cognizant of our interpretation, we are likely to lose focus. If we don’t define who we are everything will likely be seen as an opportunity. This can easily overwhelm our Club. Understanding our Club’s interpretation, will allow us to focus on those opportunities that fit within what we have decided is important to our club.
At the end of the night, we had been given our bricks to begin building our vision and the goals to carry out that vision. Those in attendance felt the exercise was worthwhile and look forward to continuing the process that will lead to a Club assembly in October.