The Beginning of Vision 2020
July 12, 2018
There’s a lot of rumor and speculation about the new Vision 2020 strategy. Some of it is true, some of it is not. The best way to know the truth is to read what comes directly from Sertoma, or even better, pick up the phone or send an email to any Board member. But in 40 words or less, let’s get to the heart of the matter.
What is Vision 2020? It is the strategy for how Sertoma can fix the problems of communication with its clubs and members by providing effective training and support when and where members need it, while growing Sertoma service in new communities.
Why do we need this change? Many members and leaders agree that our current efforts do not meet the member’s needs of support and growth. The work of our current structure is not working; we can either try something new or accept that we are going to fail.
What are we losing? The districts are going away, along with the current obligations for meetings, dues, etc. When Vision 2020 is implemented, any balances in those accounts will be distributed based on the member’s votes within each district.
What about the Governor? The Governor role is being replaced, not lost. Clubs will still have an assigned volunteer to provide communication, which will help the club access support. The difference is that the only focus is the club’s needs individually, not as a group of clubs.
What about awards and fellowship? Awards will continue, as will region meetings with some adjustment. Clubs can still communicate and share efforts locally, but that is their choice, not a Sertoma requirement.
If you have additional questions, or would like more information about the implementation of Vision 2020, we have created a section online for you to reference. Click here for more answers!