Metro’s Vision

Core Values

Rotary Service above SelfThe Springfield Metro Rotary club is a group of local professionals from a diverse range of career fields with high ethical standards bonded by the Rotarian ideals of fellowship, service to the community, and action over words. Being a true Rotarian is far more than just membership in a club: it is a deep commitment to those ideals.

Strength and Support

Metro Charter PresentationThe Springfield Metro Chapter pursues diversity in gender, age, and professional backgrounds; we believe this diversity fosters stronger fellowship among our members and decreases attrition. In order to encourage 100 percent participation among our members our chapter has adopted an Every Fifth Tuesday program where our members forego a weekly meeting to engage in a community service project. We approach these projects with a positive attitude and encourage family members and non-Rotarians to participate in order to strengthen the Springfield community as a whole.

Humanitarian efforts

Tlaquepaque, MexicoRotarians should seek out red flags to identify potential problems within the community and help lead the way toward solutions.. We have partnered with our sister chapter in Southeast Springfield in the Don’t Meth With Us program that educates elementary students on the dangers of drug use a and participate annually in Rockin’ Ribs event that raises thousands of dollars for local charities. Our chapter has adopted a goal that 60 percent of our members become Paul Harris Fellows and strives to provide constant education on foundation giving, becoming a benefactor, all the while engaging in numerous Rotary International projects to establish ongoing relationships with Rotary chapters worldwide.

Mentoring

There is no better way to strengthen a community than to strengthen future generations. The humanitarian efforts our chapter undertakes focus on taking a strong role developing and mentoring the youth of the Springfield community in the following ways:

  • Adopting first generation college freshmen.
  • Teaching life skills to local teens.
  • Participating in (and developing) youth mentoring programs. Assisting local youth struggling with poverty or special needs.

 

Public Relations Goals 2012-2013

  • Sustain 100 percent of our current membership.
  • Development and planning of a large signature event to raise funds for our future humanitarian efforts.
  • Ask each of our members to invite at least two non-Rotarians to join our meetings and events to engage the community.
  • Develop a dynamic website and maintain it with current, relevant content so that the community is aware of our efforts.