Here is the first draft of our Club Mission, Vision & Elevator Speech developed by Stewart & Nicolle. If you have input, please share you ideas with either of them.
What are these? To describe, briefly:
- Mission – a statement of who we are, what we do, maybe where … but not how. Simple, memorizable, perhaps unique. Used consistently in print, web, etc.
- Vision – a statement of the “preferred future” – where things will be when the mission is accomplished, at an undetermined date in the future.
- Elevator speech – a short talk (during a ride up an elevator) that all members can agree on, and memorize (or nearly so). We can also fold in our personal story or involvement, as well. So each member gives consistent message, it explains enough to start the conversation, attractive to someone who may want to join a service club.
Mission: A dynamic group of all ages and backgrounds serving our North Oregon Coast community, and the world, in collaboration with others.
How – key elements unique to Rotary:
∙ in collaboration – achieving more than any one organization could alone
∙ humanitarian – serving youth, seniors and the disabled, illiterate, medically needy
∙ international – we provide water, sanitation, health and help end poverty in remote villages in developing countries.
∙ diverse – all occupations, backgrounds, & mix of ages, genders, ethnicity, etc. as well as several communities on the North Coast.
We have weekly meetings with great speakers, plus fun activities and socials, and we keep in close touch for our service activities. Many of us have made our best friends in Rotary.
Vision: We envision a world and local community in which everyone has a full education, food, shelter, health care, and wonderful public facilities and gathering places.
Elevator speech - Rotary? Thanks for asking (or Let me tell you) … The Rotary Club of Seaside is a energetic group of people who contribute their time, talent and treasure to projects and programs in our community. Our members are all ages and backgrounds, and come from all the communities on the North Oregon Coast. Our members are in small business, nonprofits, professionals, schools, and civic leaders.
Update – here is the RC Seaside draft Vision a Powerpoint slideshow converted to a PDF.