By Rotary staff
Your club has been meeting at a restaurant for 35 years. Your meeting contract extends for another five years, and your members like the venue and say the location is convenient. You recently learned that several restaurant staff members resigned and that the management is being investigated for serious discrimination allegations. What would you do?
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look at the contract, see if you can do anything about the 5 year binding thing
see if the investigation hold ground
have your members vote about the issue
Allegations. Don’t judge
While investigations are ongoing, review your whole meeting and new member strategy and see whether it fits in with your current contract. It may be for example that you might deter new members because of the reputation of the restaurant in the community, or that you decide to meet less frequently. Once the investigations of the management have been completed you can then make a considered decision. depending on whether a viable alternative exists or not.
Use the Rotary Four Way test to determine if you should stay with your current restaurant.