"If you don't know where you are going, chances are you will end up someplace else."    (Yogi Berra)

Members of Muskoka Rotaract Club develop strategic plan with the help of District Club Strategic Planning Chair, Len Lifchus and PDG, Margaret Walton.
Rotary clubs are encouraged to develop a strategic plan to provide the framework to guide their goals and service work in the community. The strategic plan defines who they are as a club and help to focus their service in both the local and international communities.
To help with this process District 7010 has developed a comprehensive model called Club Strategic Planning to help clubs examine where they are now and how they got there, identify goals and objectives for the next three to five years, develop an implementation strategy including establishing timelines to achieve them. 
While the process is customized to meet your individual club’s needs, the Club Strategic Planning process includes:
  • Identification of a Strategic Planning Committee (10 – 20 members) who will be responsible for the process.
  • Part I - Completion of the Rotary International Club Health Check which identifies health risks before they become serious. A health check can diagnose problem areas and prescribe remedies.  By using the health check you are taking a step to maintain your Club’s health, and preserve its value for members and the community. This can be done in a 3 hour facilitated session (recommended) or as an independent review by members.
  • Part II – A facilitated 3 hour session which identifies members needs and strategic goals and objectives for a 3 to 5 year period of time.
  • Implementation of actions including an annual review of the plan.
  • Six month follow up to assess progress.
Rotary Clubs that have been involved in the Strategic Planning process report a stronger sense of mission and purpose as a club and a revitalization of member involvement. 
For more information about the process or to book a Strategic Planning session contact Len Lifchus, Chair, Club Strategic Planning at len6@cogeco.ca or 705-313-6022.
2017-2018 Facilitators
Lise Dutrisac, PDG
Len Lifchus, Chair – Club Strategic Planning
Brian Menton, PDG
Margaret Walton, PDG