“Find a place that you can believe in what you do, and be a part of something bigger” Michelle Primus
Michelle Primus, VP of Culture Development at Direct Supply, joined us on December 3rd to discuss the importance of the culture of an organization. She spoke about the importance of an organization not only having, but completely embodying a set of principles and values.
Rotaract Milwaukee, like other clubs, has a clearly defined set of principles written in the 4-Way Test.
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
This month, Rotaract Milwaukee thoroughly embodied the principles of the 4-Way Test, and allowed its members to truly become a part of something bigger.
We built GOODWILL through our service. Eight members volunteered at a Special Olympics Bowling event on December 6th. Volunteers helped participants enjoy their event by working with scoring and other various tasks. Through volunteering at this event, we also worked to build better FRIENDSHIPS, both with the participants and each other.
Our friendships continued to develop through our monthly social. We had a game night where we participated in FAIR and TRUTHFUL competition, while getting to know each other a little better.
This month we were graced with a number of speakers who enlightened us as to how we can become a part of something bigger. In addition to Michelle Primus, Mel Bromberg of Watershed International LLC, joined us to talk about water projects and various development issues around the world. These speakers were BENEFICIAL to all concerned, because they inspired us to continue to find ways to become a part of something bigger.
We had our committee night on November 29th to discuss professional development, volunteer events, international work, as well as membership. We worked to ensure that the values and principles of the 4-Way Test continued to be the foundation of all that we do.
The principles of the 4-Way Test help Rotaract Milwaukee remain an organization that its members can believe in. This month we became something bigger through our service, fellowship, and professional development.