Aylesbury held its first Business Show on 22nd October in the new premises of the Aylesbury Vale District Council. It was sold out with 55 Exhibitors and 400 visitors. We picked up on the Show via Twitter and were invited via Twitter! We the only non-company there and the space was provided free by the generosity of the organisers, Wild Events. The Shelterbox tent had prime position at the entrance and created a great deal of interest from businesses and Council staff. The Club is gearing up for a big campaign and the Show provided the opportunity to generate awareness and interest, as well as commitment to purchase Shelterboxes.
Aylesbury Rotarians found candidates for RYLA 2014 amongst the businesses present, invited potential members to a forthcoming membership evening, promoted World Polio Week including collecting a few donations, promoted the use of their new donation texting service, and generally, very quietly, raised awareness about Rotary and what their Club does for their local community. But mostly it was about taking in more than putting out. It was a day when the Rotary Club of Aylesbury got the chance to reconnect with the community of Aylesbury, to listen and watch, and to be reminded of the diversity of business in the town.
We'd like to give a BIG shout out to Wild Events - they are not in Rotary but they they embody ourmotto of Service above Self. Thank you guys for being so generous.