What happens at a Rotary Club Meeting?
At our meetings we aim to have fellowship and fun, enjoy a good meal and listen to an interesting speaker as well as communicate activity updates to members.
The President opens the meeting by ringing the Rotary bell. We say a prayer, say the pledge of alegience and then we all recite the Rotary 4 Way Test. Once these formalities have been completed, the President will start the meeting by welcoming Rotarians and guests, and making announcements appropriate at the time. Each of our members receives our club newsletter each week by e-mail but a limited number of hard copies are produced for the tables. The President gives Directors and others an opportunity to make announcements about Club or District activities.
The Sergeant at Arms then conducts the fine session where members are fined (usually a dollar unless it’s a major infraction). This part of the meeting is a lot of fun with members being fined for any perceived misdemeanors or if they have any obscure relationship with recent happenings or events.
The main part of the meeting now takes place with a presentation by our guest speaker who is introduced by a member. Our Club strives to have interesting speakers with the topics over fields far and wide but on occasions, special presentations and awards are made. Members are given an opportunity to ask questions to our speaker.
From time to time (usually four times a year) the club will conduct a Club Forum or Assembly instead of having a guest speaker. The purpose of this is to promote open discussion by all members of issues and activities relevant to the club’s operation.
Directions to the Gallatin Rotary Club
Gallatin Rotary meets Thursdays at Noon
at the Gallatin Country Club located at
1501 E Main St, on the north east side of Gallatin.