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Ebony Ssali
Rotary Notes 1/3/2018
Program:  How to Toot Our Rotary Horn Bigger and Better
Welcome Ebony Ssali, Rotarian Public Image District Chair.
Today, Ebony Ssali, a public image district chair in charge of sharing the rotary brand throughout the state, presented to our organization.  Ebony works to expand the media message regarding Rotary and the work done by Rotarians across the state. She is also working to make sure that the updated logo is in use as the “brand police”. She made us aware of the new “brand center” on line to assist with making brochures, flyers, or other appearances.
As the Public Image District Chair, Ebony Ssali’s 2018 goals are to strengthen the Rotary brand and create a greater awareness of Rotary.  Publicity is important.  To assist in this task, we need to take action.  To do this, she has encouraged us to have a camera ready at events and activities, and share the good news via social media.  This year’s Rotary hashtag is: #peopleofaction is this year’s hashtag .  We are also continue to use the following hastags:  #Rotary, #Elkhorn, and #Rotary6270. Connecting through social media will be a way to reach new members and share the work of our club with the community.
There are many “places” we can share the Rotary story: flyers, brochures, banners, social media, billboards, radio, television, online articles, newspapers, magazines, movie ads. To create a buzz, focus on television, newspapers, and hyper-local sites and always include a photo with a press release.  We are encouraged to post a countdown to major events on social media, as well as share this information on the district page too.  Sometimes other club members will look to support fundraisers in their area.  Ebony Ssali is willing to assist our organization as we work to improve our district’s publicity.  To get us started, she provided the club with a “news release” outline to assist us in communicating our message.  Ebony reiterated that we are all responsible for public relations for our club.
For more information and resources: January 23rd  at 6:30 p.m. on the district website there will be an online training for Rotary members to learn more about publicity that will be provided by Ebony Ssali.
Announcements and Other Business:
Wednesday, January 31stno lunch meeting this day.  Instead, our 5th week of the month “meeting” will be an early evening gathering at the Pepperoni Pub, with the first round of drinks on Tom Oehler. Tom will be donating his 2017 Football Pool earnings for the first annual “I beat Bill Campbell” celebration.
Bill Campbell and Phil Knobel, our second and third place 2017 Football Pool finishers, have also pledged their winnings to the  VIP Bowl - a – thon which will be held in March 2018.
January 22nd – Our Week for Meals on Wheels.  See Tim Brellenthin as route drivers are needed for Jan 23 – 26th.
Mark your Calendar and Sell Tickets for the Shenanigan’s Event
Friday, January 26th 
Club and committee members are currently working on sponsorship and baskets for the fundraiser.  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris Trottier
January 1
Kirt Fiegel
January 11
Robert Handel
January 14
Ward Phillips
January 20
Join Date
Edith Niederer
January 1, 2015
3 years
Chris Clapper
January 27, 2010
8 years
Upcoming Events
Monte Carlo Room
Jan 26, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jan 10, 2018
Summer exchange student to Spain tells of her experience.
Jan 17, 2018
Eat, Drink and Shenanigans Prep Info
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 31, 2018
Perhaps an evening Social combined with New Member Orientation
Feb 07, 2018
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National Awards Services Inc.
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