"Thanks to all who helped put together a fine celebration for our founding President, Harshad Bhimani, and to District Governor, Ray Caparros, for making it out to join us," stated Bryan Harrison following the first-ever "Kick-out" party August 27, 2017. "Congratulations to new member, Seth Conley, on your induction," he added.
The celebration marked the completion of the initial tenure of the newly chartered club. With modest beginnings as a Satellite Club of the Tracy Sunrise Rotary, the Mountain House core group worked diligently for more than a year to build its ranks. It was only when Rotary Int'l introduced the new concept of a "passport club" did the group really find traction. Passport Clubs are designed as primarily online-driven organizations. Traditional Rotary requirements, like weekly meeting attendance, fines and other financial commitments, are dropped. In their place, Passport Rotarians commit to a minimum of 40 hours of community service work annually, and pay a more modest dues structure that amounts to $15/mo.
"Community Service is really what we're all about," said Bhimani. "We have a really strong team as we continue to grow," he added.
Numerous members fall into that "strong team" category. The organization is developing more and more ways in which to serve the community. The focus for this event, however, we really about celebrating how far the club has come in a relatively short time.