Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?

Your club is formalizing a partnership with a local organization. Since the organization’s work aligns well the work of your club and Rotary, the partnership is highly beneficial. A member of your club with experience working with the organization is very passionate about the partnership. As you spearhead the relationship, the club member is constantly monitoring partnership progress. Although you are doing as much as you can, the club member expects you to do a lot more and is not satisfied with how things are moving along. The member has even made calls to the organization to check on the progress, and your partnership liaisons from the organization have complained that the member is being pushy. As this is a very important partnership, you want to maintain your club’s image and ensure the partnership develops into a successful one.

While you appreciate your fellow member’s passion, what would you do?

6 Replies to “Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?”

  1. I will provide a comprehensive details/update to my fellow Rotarian to show that we are on course making progress together and that there is no cause for alarm. We are also passionate like Him.

  2. I would sit down with the member and bring to his/her attention our appreciation for their enthusiasm but explain their actions may be harming the club’s relationship with the other organization. Response to this discussion may lead to other actions.

  3. It’s important to tap into the experience of the member on this organization to inform the decision making process by the club. The member’s involvement should be at club level and should be advisory to ward of any potential conflict with the organization. The interest and image of the club and rotary should take precedent over any other interest.

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