SKILLS TRAINING FOR DEAF STUDENTS
Provided clothing and textile training for hearing-impaired students in Jamaica
PROJECT LOCATION ST. JAMES, JAMAICA
PROJECT DATES 1 FEBRUARY-14 JUNE 2018
PROJECT CATEGORY VOCATIONAL SKILLS
Students at the Christian School for the Deaf in rural
St. James, Jamaica, learned more than the usual basic
skills. The Rotary Club of Montego Bay supplied the
school with sewing machines, cutting tables, and
other equipment to teach them sewing skills they
can use to earn an income. The initiative, which
was co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch in Texas, USA, includes a training
program that will benefit nearly 30 students a year.
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Sieglinde Warren was trying to start a Rotary club in the city of
Green, Ohio, USA, when she noticed an inquiry on her district’s
membership leads page.
Warren is new club development chair for her Rotary district
in Ohio. She and other district leaders had been discussing
starting a club for weeks when Warren read the inquiry from
Kristen Lewis. Lewis said she was interested in getting involved
in Rotary because her father had recently died. Rotary had
meant a lot to him.
Warren decided to follow up. She contacted Lewis and invited
her to two informational meetings to gauge interest in forming
a club. Lewis attended and brought her husband. Both of them
became instrumental in launching the Rotary Club of Green,
chartered in May.
“She was involved from the beginning,” Warren recalls. “Because
of her father, she knew more than a little about Rotary. As we
progressed and decided to start the club, it was natural that she
would be the charter president.”
HAVE YOU CHECKED
YOUR LEADS LATELY?
The membership leads tool was introduced more than a year
ago to give club and district leaders a way to receive information
about people interested in joining. Warren says that her
experience proves the tool’s value.
“It definitely works,” she says.
On their Manage Membership Leads pages, district and club
officers can view information about prospective, referred,
relocating, and returning members. They can also track the
status of each candidate and communicate with others on their
club and district membership teams. Reports show trends and
demographic information about prospective members. All of this
makes it easier for clubs to find and connect with people in their
communities who are interested in joining and helps them reach
their membership goals.
Learn how to manage membership leads for your
district or club
Visit the District Administration page or
Club Administration page to review your leads