Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Meet the Members - The Rotary Club of St. Michaels

Location:                     P.O. Box 394 St. Michaels, MD 21663
Website:                     www.rotarystm.org
Facebook:                  Rotary Club of St. Michaels
Phone Number:          410-714-0466 (Michael Mabe, President 2015-16)
Hours of Operation:   Meet weekly at Miles River Yacht Club
                                  Tuesdays, 7:30AM (Wednesdays, November thru March)

What is The Rotary Club of St. Michaels? 

The Rotary Club of St. Michaels is a not-for-profit community service organization.  The Club is managed by a slate of officers which changes annually on July 1 and a Board of Directors.  The Club also owns the Rotary Club of St. Michaels Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  The Foundation is operated under a separate Board of Directors.

The Rotary Club of St. Michaels was chartered in 1939 and has provided continual service to the community.  See the website for a list of projects the Club and Foundation support.

How and why you start a chapter in St. Michaels?  

The Rotary Club of St. Michaels MD was formed by a group of local business professionals to promote fellowship and to serve the community through charitable projects. The Rotary Club of St. Michaels is one of 34,000 Rotary clubs that make up the largest service organization in the world. Rotary International is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace.

What does The Rotary Club of St. Michaels do?

 The Rotary Club of St. Michaels MD raises money from the public through various fund raisers and from its members to support worthy projects in the community.  The primary project is providing scholarships to St. Michaels MD High School graduating seniors each year.  

The Club and Foundation also support worthy projects initiated by other charitable organizations in St. Michaels and the surrounding area.  

One of the major fundraisers is the annual Mustang raffle.  This year's winner was announced late September.  Lucky guy!  

What strategy do you use to draw new members?

The Rotary Club of St. Michaels recruits new members from the community through personal contacts, referrals, contact with other charitable organizations through our speaker program series, and by promotion of the good works of the Club to the community. 

What is the strategy for growth in the next year?

Membership - We plan to grow our membership by letting the community know the good works that the Club and Foundation do.

Projects - We have an active Service Projects Working Group who are dedicated to identifying, selecting, initiating and operating new projects to serve the community. 

Fund Raising - We have a team responsible for developing new fund raising activities to support the additional projects the Club and Foundation will operate.

What is the best thing about running business here?

The St. Michaels community is very socially aware and community service oriented.  

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