CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST AWARDED CHARITY; "SPECIAL GIFTS THEATER!"
SURVEY LEADS TO A BIG CHANGE
You spoke, we listened. When asked about obstacles to presenting, members said they were uncomfortable with their lack of preparation/knowledge about a charity, and they were stressed about the uncertainty of whether they would get picked. We are going to try the following change: the drawing of names will take place at the END of the meeting and the members picked will present at the FOLLOWING meeting. We will NOT announce the names that were picked, but will contact these members privately, keeping the element of surprise for the rest of the group.
This will give presenters three months to pull together facts, figures and stories, and contact the Executive Director of their selected charity if they choose. Meetings will be run the same way except that names for the following meeting will be chosen at the end.
We are a work in progress. Hopefully this will be an improvement and if not, we can always go back.
FIRST EVER NATIONAL CONFERENCE