5 November 2012 — “Make No Small Plans”


Within the Ignite Membership Initiative are some suggestions to Rotarians and Clubs, ideas that have been successful locally and around the world. There is also a list of “Fifteen Tips” with more ideas.

Ignite Plan 2: Find one good person in your own circle, whether personal, professional, or community.

Tip 13: Diary. Encourage Club members to keep a 24-hour diary of everyone with whom they interact. Select potential members from that list.

Hey, you–member of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley! Yes, you. You are hereby challenged to use Tip #13, starting right now. Make a list, write names down, do not pre-judge; not everyone may be a qualified Rotarian, but for now make it a list of “everyone” with whom you interact. Maybe you find someone in Ignite Plan 2; maybe it’s someone completely outside of your own “circle.” Start your list. Sustain it for a few days. Let’s see what great people we find.

The Drive for Twenty-Five, when we Barter for a Charter…is in progress!



Here is am amazing video from Rotary International about a Really Big Project, implemented with major funding from The Rotary Foundation. November is Foundation Month, and Rotary International describes what you are about to see as a model project for the new “Future Vision” Foundation guidelines.

This is the type of project we aspire to…someday. The time to start learning is now.

If the embedded video does not work on your computer, please see Make No Small Plans EN from Rotary International on Vimeo.

5 responses to 5 November 2012 — “Make No Small Plans”

  1. The entire project was heartwarming. I always enjoy projects that impact large numbers of people that makes sense economically. There was nothing of tear-jerking inspiration, but I managed to get all choked up on Sandy McKay’s (Alberta, Canada) comment, “Such simple ideas make such an enormous difference in people’s lives.” That’s really what it’s about. Simplicity. Sometimes it’s so obvious… we just need to see it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great project – one that touches so many lives in so many ways. It’s inspiring!

  3. That was a very impressive project. It seems like the two clubs were well matched and that was a big factor in successfully completing a project with all those elements.

  4. I agree about the clubs being well matched and they’d had a previously working relationship as well.

  5. Wow !!!! I find this to be an amazing achievement. What an impact and life improvment for so many people, that will continue to serve that community and its families for years and years.

    I love to see the great benefits we as Rotarians can bring to others, even if it is just through our support of the Rotary Foundation so clubs around the world can make use of our funds to make improved life happen for so many.

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