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President Nancy Boston
President Elect Lynn Watkins
Foundation Chair Ellen Deaton
Past President James Green
Secretary Mark Lewis
Treasurer Preston Frallic
Chair - Membership Doug Terhune
Chair - Service Projects Jerry Hiester
Chair - Fund Raising Vince Bacchi
Club Administration Laurel Bellamy
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Posted by James Green

The Rotary Club of Shallotte

Annual Business Leaders Luncheon

Thursday September 25, 2014

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The forty members of the Shallotte Rotary Club hosted our 9th annual BLL at Planet Fun in Shallotte to a packed house!  The BLL concept was instituted in 2005 as a way of increasing the awareness of what Rotary does in our community, along with recognizing and honoring those local business leaders who have helped shaped our community.

In 2004, our club had 24 members and was more concerned about losing members than they were about going out and getting new members. And if any of you have ever tried to hold a “Membership Drive”, well, you know that if those that you are targeting get wind of that, then your chances of securing new members has been greatly reduced.

Our concept is simple, and that is to invite local business leaders to your regularly scheduled meeting and honor them with a meal and a token of your club’s appreciation. Each year we provide each attendee with a 4” x 4” one inch thick piece of granite with a plaque that reads “Shallotte Business Leader”. We include the Rotary Wheel and today if you walk into anybody’s office here in the area that has attended one of our luncheons, the will proudly be displaying this attractive paperweight on their desk.

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At our recent BLL (your club can substitute Business Leaders Breakfast/Dinner), 35 of our 40 members were in attendance plus we had 46 guests, so that gave us a total of 81 in the room. Last year we had 65 in attendance in our regular meeting room and were busting at the seams, so the owner of Planet Fun, a 50,000’ family entertainment complex, closed down his restaurant for the afternoon so we could be more comfortable. Brian, the owner, is also a member of our club.

Our meetings are held on Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. On this day only, we ask all Rotarians to be there at 12:15pm so that we can have a meet & greet in the lobby for 15 minutes. With so many important guests/members in attendance, it’s important to allow for fellowship and interaction.

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Just before the meeting starting on time at 12:30, we encouraged our members and guests to head to the buffet lines that consisted of lasagna,  Chicken marsala, vegetables and Salad Bar. Everyone got to their seats and we had a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  For the next 15 minutes, the room was noisy as many old acquaintances were being reestablished and new friendships being forged. It was open seating and we specifically asked Rotarians to spread out and dine with the guests, not each other.

Fifteen minutes into the meeting, our President welcomed everyone and turned it over to our Director of Club Services, who presented a brief summary of the top projects we support.  We then used a few minutes to recognize our Honorary Rotarian of the Year, who runs a very successful Back Pack program 52 weeks a year for hundreds of hungry local families. We also had a newer member provide a heartfelt moment or two on what Rotary means to her.

At that point, we passed the microphone to everyone in the room and asked each guest to introduce themselves (name, place of employment, where they live) and also let us know if they have ever been involved with any civic organization (Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions club, etc). To keep the microphone moving and stay on schedule, we asked each Rotarian to simply provide their name, employment and how long they have been a Rotarian.

The introduction portion of this meeting is critical to its success, as you want this portion to be fun, quick, entertaining and informative.  When you think of it, if you have a good turnout, you may want to ask who is running your town??  We banged our bell a number of times, cut some members short  of their introductions (all in fun of course) and accomplished our goal of making the meeting fun.

 In closing, we reminded people that they were attending this meeting because they are leaders in our community – and as leaders, that means that people follow them. We thanked those that have been in our area for many years and for helping shape our community for what it is today. We went onto say that whatever our area looks like in 20 years from now will be as a result from those who were at our luncheon.  We also challenged our guests to get involved in the community, whether it is with The Lion’s Club, Kiwanis, Communities in School, their local Church, Rotary or whatever they are comfortable with.

Over the years we have had over 20 local residents join our club who attended our BLL’s. Since our recent BLL, we have 3 new applications (23 year old Realtor and former president of his Interact Club; Marketing Director for a local golf course and President of our local Community College) and 2-3 more in the wings.  Last year, the Rotary Club of Shallotte netted 8 new members, which we believe may have led our District in net new members. Many of these members attended our Business Leaders Luncheon and as each of you know, all clubs need to always be recruiting because turnover happens.

If your club is going to be successful holding a Business Leaders event, there is one main ingredient that must be prevalent – and that is support from the members.  Each member in our club is charged with bringing to the event a minimum of one qualified guest.  Qualified means that they are not currently members of other civic organizations and are business leaders in the community.  Approximately 8-10 weeks prior to the event, the membership chairman collects the names and email addresses of the guests and prepares a spreadsheet. Email invitations should be made by someone who has the capability of being creative and the invitations need to be sent a minimum of three times, each asking the favor of a response.

At each meeting leading up the event, the membership chairman is provided 5-8 minutes to go around the room and ask each member if their guests have RSVPd. Our club stands behind that members are not allowed to attend this meeting unless they have a guest with them. This may sound strong but you need to be strong so that you have a full room of guests.  The membership chairman is only in charge of sending out the email invitations and the members are responsible for getting their guests to attend. And sending out the updated spreadsheet  weekly to the members is also key. The members must acknowledge that they are responsible for the success of this meeting.

Lastly, the phrase “Membership Drive” cannot be mentioned at any time by any member, for if you do, you will suffer the consequences.  This is a soft sale of membership but, equally important for our club and yours is that the local business leaders will finally have a much better understanding of what Rotary and the Rotary Wheel are all about. This will come in handy when you hold your fundraisers and or are looking for groups in the community to partner with.

If you would like a complete Business Leaders Luncheon/Breakfast/Dinner set of instructions/guidelines, please contact Doug Terhune at Doug@CarolinaPlantations.com

 

Service Above Self

Doug Terhune/Membership Chairman

The Rotary Club of Shallotte

Doug@CarolinaPlantations.com

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Second Picture (L to R): First row: Laurel Bellamy; Nancy Boston; George Jacob. Second row: Preston Frallic; Kierston Gordon; Rita Tatum; Jimmy Green; Ellen Deaton; Sandra Braden; Vince Bacchi; and Doug Terhune.

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First Picture (L to R): Bob Stinson, Jimmy Green, and Ellen Deaton.

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Pictured (L to R): Nancy Boston, Terry Frallic, Preston Frallic, and District Governor, Don Atkins.

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Pictured (L to R): Tim Pruett, Payton Pruitt, Neely Pruitt, Lena Delvin and Brian McCall.

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Pictured (L to R):  Doug Terhune, Ellen Deaton, Lamont Grate, and Rich Kesky.

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Pictured (L to R):   Dr. Ernie Ward, Madison Ward, Jennifer Murphy, Laura Ward and Brian McCall
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Pictured (L to R):  Joyce Sheldon, Ellen Deaton and Mark Koval.
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ImagePictured (L to R) Installation Picture: 1st row: Jerry Hiester; Sandra Braden; Ellen Deaton; Laurel Bellamy; George Jacobs; Tom Angotti. 2nd row: Rich Kesky; Don Adkins; Jimmy Green; Vince Bacchi.

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Pictured (L to R):  Ellen Deaton, Lynn Carlson and Laurel Bellamy.
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Pictured (L to R): Doug Terhune (Shallotte Rotary Member), Matilda Scott and Vince Bacchi (Shallotte Rotary President).
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Ed McCarron, of Computers for Kids, is welcomed as a guest speaker at a recent Shallotte Rotary Club meeting.
Posted by Sandra Braden on May 24, 2012

Tyler Crouch, "Student of the Month", was honored at a recent meeting held by the Shallotte Rotary Club.
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Kristie Disbrow, shared with the Shallotte Rotary Club members how Matthew’s Ministry came into existence.
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On April 26th, Vince Bacchi, President and Ellen Deaton, President-elect of the Shallotte Rotary Club presented a check to Sheriff Ingram.
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At a recent meeting, the Shallotte Rotary Club honored “Student of the Month”
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Jessie McCreary, from the OIB Surf and Java, visited the Shallotte Rotary Club on April 12th 2012.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Apr 05, 2012

Lora Moree Program Director from Brunswick Family Assistance visited the Shallotte Rotary Club on April 5th.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Mar 29, 2012

Warren Mortley, from Providence Home, visited the Shallotte Rotary Club on March 29th.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Mar 22, 2012

The Shallotte Club Rotary Club honored “Student of the Month“
Posted by Sandra Braden on Mar 22, 2012

Miller Pope visited the Shallotte Rotary Club on March 22, 2012 and shared his great wealth of knowledge of early Brunswick County.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Mar 08, 2012

The Shallotte Rotary Club was host to five Argentine professionals participating in the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange on Thursday, March 8th at Planet Fun Restaurant in Shallotte.  
Posted by Sandra Braden on Mar 12, 2012

At a recent meeting, the Shallotte Rotary Club inducted Kristin Dowdy as a new member.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Mar 01, 2012

Allison Brown visited the Shallotte Rotary Club
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The Shallotte Rotary Club honored "Student of the Month"
Posted by Sandra Braden on Jan 28, 2012

Shallotte Rotary held its 7th Annual Las Vegas Night on January 28th.

Posted by Sandra Braden on Jan 12, 2012

Jared Snell, a participant in the Drug Court Program, spoke to the Shallotte Rotary Club on January 12th

Posted by Sandra Braden on Nov 26, 2011

The Shallotte Rotary provided an abundance of food to five very needy families in the Brunswick County area. 

Posted by Sandra Braden on Nov 03, 2011

At a recent meeting, the Shallotte Rotary Club inducted a new member.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Oct 27, 2011

Assistant District Attorney Lee Bollinger spoke to the Shallotte Rotary Club on October 27th. 
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Communities In Schools resource director Mark Koval spoke to the Shallotte Rotary Club on September 29th.
Posted by Sandra Braden on Aug 11, 2011

Vince Bacchi was presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award at the Shallotte Rotary club meeting this week.
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At a recent meeting, the Shallotte Rotary Club inducted two new members.
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Shallotte Rotary's 6th Annual Fundraiser January 29, 2011
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Shallotte Middle School's food drive for Brunswick Family Assistance
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Shallotte Rotary Club helps a local teacher buy school supplies
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Rotary Members donate winter coats for the needy.
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