What would you do? Serve now or later

By Rotary magazine staff

Every month in Rotary magazine, we showcase answers to ethical questions that members might face in their Rotary clubs, to help members share best practices with each other as they make their clubs stronger. Below is the ethical challenge we will tackle in the August issue of the magazine.

Your club has been flexible in finding ways to meet and participate in service virtually. Your club president wishes to continue to innovate and has tasked a committee that you chair with creating a new service opportunity each month for club members to take part in, either virtually or in person if it is safe. However, there is reluctance among your fellow committee members, who wish to wait until after the pandemic has ended to work on creating new opportunities for engagement and volunteering. What would you do?

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4 thoughts on “What would you do? Serve now or later

  1. We are Rotarians. We serve. It is the most meaningful engagement we have. There may be a pause button for Rotarians while we figure out how to get around an obstacle, like a pandemic, but there is no stop button. When we are not actively doing something that matters, we lose interest, find other things to do with our time, and membership engagement and attraction suffers. It is very important to continue to serve, although the community needs may be different. Find out what those needs are and figure out a way to meet them safely.


  2. Our club is strictly focused on ending human trafficking. The traffickers are taking advantage of the pandemic. We cannot afford to wait. Although there will be challenges, what we do is important to those we potentially serve. I would move forward. Hopefully all the membership would agree.


  3. It is an easy answer. All club members have freedom of choice. Let those who wish to work on new opportunities for engagement and volunteering., do it and those who do not want too , they do not need to. No one should be forced to do something they do not want to do in a Rotary club. It is a club, it is not the military.


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