This meeting with ten members present was chaired by yours truly (PP Lisle Chase) and opened with exploring the Four Way Test of the things Rotarians think, say or do. 
First - Is it the TRUTH
Second - Is it FAIR to all concerned
Third - Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS &
Fourth - Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned
 
Rotarians were challenged to read up on The Object of Rotary which is:

to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The chair encouraged members to attend the Assembly which is carded for Tuesday May 14th at 6.00 pm at a venue to be advised.  There followed a spirited discussion on the process of electing the president which some members had a misconception about.  The chair pointed out that the Club Bye Laws set out the procedure for electing the President.  The method adopted is the use of a Nominating Committee which is the Board.  Nominations are reviewed by the board based on criterion set out in the Bye Laws and nominees who satisfy the criterion are referred to the membership for vote.  Where there is only one nominee who meets the criterion then that nominee is acclaimed.
The process for amending the Bye Laws is set out in Article 14 of the Bye Laws.
 
Members are encouraged to explore differences of opinion in a cordial atmosphere and to maintain respect for themselves and others at all times within the ambit of Rotary.  Diversity is our defining advantage however it is how we handle our diverse opinions that makes Rotary the organization that everyone can look forward to being part of.  Paul Harris said "Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is the element which holds it together." 
— My Road to Rotary