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扶輪世界200205

(扶輪月刊2002/6)

 

地區擴展與社員發展

District Expansion & Membership Development

扶輪社找出社員成長秘方
Club finds recipe for growth

 

 

 

 

在「吃在卡波雷」活動中享受佳餚樂趣

Enjoying the culinary delights of Taste at Kapolei.

 

1994年創社的美國夏威夷州卡波雷(Kapolei)扶輪社,頭五年的社員人數一直在1225人間來回波動。之後在1999年,該社擬出一項社區計劃,目的在為當地學校籌募支援基金,並讓該社成為歐胡島當地最重要的服務性社團組織。Chartered in 1994, the Rotary Club of Kapolei, Hawaii, USA, struggled its first five years, with membership fluctuating between 12 and 25. Then in 1999, the club cooked up a community project designed to generate funds to support local schools and make the club the premier service-club organization on the leeward side of the island of Oahu.

2000年,該社贊助第一屆的「吃在卡波雷」(Taste at Kapolei)活動,這是一個以歐胡島15家主要餐廳為號召的美食展。這場造勢成功的活動吸引了12百多人參加,不僅為當地學校募得了13千美元,更刺激社員人數在20016月前增加至37人。In 2000, the club sponsored the first Taste at Kapolei, a food fair featuring 15 of Oahu's premier restaurants. More than 1,200 people attended the well-publicized event, which raised US$13,000 for local schools and helped boost membership to 37 by June 2001.

「吃在卡波雷」活動持續成長,在2001年為當地學校募得了25千美元。該社也更具規模,在20021月已有57位社員。Taste at Kapolei has continued to grow, raising $25,000 in 2001 for area schools. The Kapolei club has grown also, reaching 57 members in January 2002.

現任社長范麥克立(Van McCrea)與前社長奇歐拉羅伊德(Keola Lloyd)認為該社的成功,除了歸功於「吃在卡波雷」活動之外,還有其他幾個因素。其一,該社在每週例會中邀請到知名的演講者,並在檀香山廣告人報(Honolulu Advertiser)中自我宣傳。Current president Van McCrea and past president Keola Lloyd attribute the club's growth to several ingredients in addition to Taste at Kapolei. For one, the club boasts notable speakers at its meetings and publicizes these events in the Honolulu Advertiser.

「多達20位來賓來參加每週例會。」麥克立如是說。「一位名叫比爾加納(Billy Gardner)的新社員就說,他在加入扶輪之後對我們卡波雷社區大小事情的瞭解,比過去十年住在這裡還多。」"As many as 20 guests attend weekly club meetings," said McCrea. "One new member, Billy Gardner, said that he learned more about what's happening in our community since he's been attending Rotary [meetings] than in the past 10 years of living in Kapolei."

麥克立又說,卡波雷是該州唯一選在中學舉行例會的扶輪社,正好反映出該社對教育的重視。McCrea added that Kapolei is the only Rotary club in the state that meets in a high school, a venue that underlines the club's emphasis on education.

他也提到這個多元化扶輪社的社員平均年齡不到40歲。「我們的相處充滿歡樂。在這裡可以感受到社員的活力與熱誠。」He also noted that the average age of the diverse club is less than 40: "We have a lot of fun with each other. You can feel the energy and enthusiasm of the members."

1994年創社的美國夏威夷州卡波雷(Kapolei)扶輪社,頭五年的社員人數一直在1225人間來回波動。之後在1999年,該社擬出一項社區計劃,目的在為當地學校籌募支援基金,並讓該社成為歐胡島當地最重要的服務性社團組織。Chartered in 1994, the Rotary Club of Kapolei, Hawaii, USA, struggled its first five years, with membership fluctuating between 12 and 25. Then in 1999, the club cooked up a community project designed to generate funds to support local schools and make the club the premier service-club organization on the leeward side of the island of Oahu.

2000年,該社贊助第一屆的「吃在卡波雷」(Taste at Kapolei)活動,這是一個以歐胡島15家主要餐廳為號召的美食展。這場造勢成功的活動吸引了12百多人參加,不僅為當地學校募得了13千美元,更刺激社員人數在20016月前增加至37人。In 2000, the club sponsored the first Taste at Kapolei, a food fair featuring 15 of Oahu's premier restaurants. More than 1,200 people attended the well-publicized event, which raised US$13,000 for local schools and helped boost membership to 37 by June 2001.

「吃在卡波雷」活動持續成長,在2001年為當地學校募得了25千美元。該社也更具規模,在20021月已有57位社員。Taste at Kapolei has continued to grow, raising $25,000 in 2001 for area schools. The Kapolei club has grown also, reaching 57 members in January 2002.

現任社長范麥克立(Van McCrea)與前社長奇歐拉羅伊德(Keola Lloyd)認為該社的成功,除了歸功於「吃在卡波雷」活動之外,還有其他幾個因素。其一,該社在每週例會中邀請到知名的演講者,並在檀香山廣告人報(Honolulu Advertiser)中自我宣傳。Current president Van McCrea and past president Keola Lloyd attribute the club's growth to several ingredients in addition to Taste at Kapolei. For one, the club boasts notable speakers at its meetings and publicizes these events in the Honolulu Advertiser.

「多達20位來賓來參加每週例會。」麥克立如是說。「一位名叫比爾加納(Billy Gardner)的新社員就說,他在加入扶輪之後對我們卡波雷社區大小事情的瞭解,比過去十年住在這裡還多。」"As many as 20 guests attend weekly club meetings," said McCrea. "One new member, Billy Gardner, said that he learned more about what's happening in our community since he's been attending Rotary [meetings] than in the past 10 years of living in Kapolei."

麥克立又說,卡波雷是該州唯一選在中學舉行例會的扶輪社,正好反映出該社對教育的重視。McCrea added that Kapolei is the only Rotary club in the state that meets in a high school, a venue that underlines the club's emphasis on education.

他也提到這個多元化扶輪社的社員平均年齡不到40歲。「我們的相處充滿歡樂。在這裡可以感受到社員的活力與熱誠。」He also noted that the average age of the diverse club is less than 40: "We have a lot of fun with each other. You can feel the energy and enthusiasm of the members."