Welcome to WE-GO, I am Stephanie Taylor, President of the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club, a member-based organization right here in Chester County, Pennsylvania. We are a chapter of Rotary International, District 7450 in the eastern United States. Our members are passionate, dedicated and engaged in projects and service close to home and around the globe.  Most of us live and work in the greater West Chester area.  Members have a range of volunteer opportunities to get involved in from local fund-raising to global projects including education, humanitarian relief, safe drinking water, literacy and health related issues. Looking to give back to the community and world at large?  You have come to the right place.

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WE-GO Club Service

Governance, leadership and direction

Club Administration
WE-GO's direction  is coordinated through a Board of Directors, elected by the membership annually.  There are nine elected positions.  The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are the Officers.  Past President, Sergeant-at-Arms and three additional Directors are nominated for one year terms.

The President orchestrates the monthly Board Meetings.  Officers and Committee leads present activities and status. The Board, led by the Treasurer, proposes the WE-GO annual budget and membership fee.  

Administration, Program, Sargent of Arms
Accounting
Attendance
Membership Outreach
Publicity, Newsletter, Website and Communications
External Club Activities
Fundraising

Membership Committee:  The Chair coordinates our membership recruiting and retention efforts.  We invite new members to join us and contribute their ideas and perspectives, and participate in our efforts of service.  Members pay modest annual dues to cover local club fees, district fees and international fees such as the Rotarian Magazine and the Online System.  

When a prospective member is nominated, they are asked to attend at least one meeting.  We also setup a meeting with the Membership Chair, President, Directors and Sponsor to discuss expectations and responsibilities.  New members are provided:

Framed "Object of Rotary"
Rotary pin
Name badge
Dues notice
Certificate of Membership
Member Information form
Meeting times & locations for District 7450
Club Roster
Book about Rotary - "Rotary Basics"

WE-GO Hat.


Fundraising Committee:  WE-GO members work together on a range of fund raising activities including the SouperBowl, Duck Race, Bag Bingo and other events.  The Chair coordinates the project effort including working with other Rotary clubs.

Publicity Committee: The committee seeks to keep the club in the public eye and to inform on the objectives and activities of both the club and Rotary at large.  Our weekly newsletter is the club's "voice".  It reports on current activities, meetings and decisions, informs on upcoming events and post member submitted items of interest.

WE-GO has Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages broadening the reach of our communications. Social networking is transforming how constituents connect, relate and work together. The fabric of society is not replaced by social networking, but is enhanced by alternative methods involving online and interactive actions that still require service and the ethical standards of behavior that Rotarians strive to live by.

Activities, Fellowship and Meetings WE-GO activities, meetings and events enable Rotarians to meet, plan and share experiences on a regular basis.  The Activity and Program Chairs orchestrate and maintains a master calendar of events.

Facilitating Programs and Weekly Meetings
The Program Chair keep a weekly schedule and orchestrates hosting speakers.

The Sergeant-at-Arms manages the check-in at each meeting, collects the meeting fees and accounts for the variety of people attending. Guests and visiting Rotarians are announced at each meeting.  

Weekly Meetings: begin with our Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence or Prayer, then Announcements.  

Programs: WE-GO invites artists, doctors, business people, social service representatives, government representatives, musicians, authors, travelers and more. We have regional presentations from the Chester County Health Department, YMCA, Safe Harbour, Community Volunteers in Medicine, PACT for Animals which provides foster care for military personnel's loved pets, Chester County Boy Scouts, East Side Little League, Dream Catchers, Thorncroft Therapeutic Horeseback Riding, Chester County Foodbank and many others.

Off-site Meetings, Networking and Frocularity
Over the course of the year, WE-GO visits a half dozen off-site organizations such as Chadds Ford Winery, QVC, Wawa and Longwood Gardens.  Some of our off-site visits include visiting member's homes and places of business.  We visit local establishments devoting time to club projects such as Iron Hill, McKenzie, Doc's Oyster Bar, Goose Creek Grill, Square Bar and American Grill.   Off-site meetings are integral in our club's effort getting out into the community. Some meetings are hosted, while others are simply gathering at a happy hour or someone's home having a barbecue.

Frocularity is WE-GO's term supporting networking and fellowship.

Offsite Events include visiting West Chester University, Cheyney University, the Chester County Senior Center, Bryn Mawr Rehab, Chester County Hospital, the Chester County Health Depart., Goodwill Fire Co., Fame Fire Co., the WC Public Library, Chester County Historical Society, Westtown School, Glen Mills School, YMCA and many others.