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1 This is Rotary (An Orientation for New Members) Rotary Club of Selma, Alabama District 6880

2 2 What is Rotary Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united world- wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

3 3 Rotary is an International Organization There are over 33,000 clubs grouped into 530 districts in over 200 countries through- out the world. Membership is over 1.2 million. Our club, The Rotary Club of Selma, Alabama is in District 6880 which is comprised of 49 clubs with 2,800 members. The district covers the Southern half of Alabama.

4 4 Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. Annually each district elects a district governor District Governor – Tom Mann Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee

5 5 In the beginning… Rotary Founder Paul Harris The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary. Growth began immediately. Less that 15 years later there were over 1,000 clubs around the world.

6 6 What is Rotary Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united world- wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

7 7 Service Above Self Rotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together there needed to be a purpose. The first service project was a to buy a new horse for a preacher whose horse had died in Chicago. Rotary became the worlds first service club.

8 8 Rotary International Significant Dates – Early Years 1905 First Rotary club organized in Chicago,Illinois, USA 1908 Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA 1910 First Rotary convention held in Chicago, Illinois, USA 1912 The Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, becomes the first club outside the United States to be officially chartered. (The club was formed in 1910.) 1917 Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation, established Way Test formulated by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor 1945 Forty-nine Rotarians help draft United Nations Charter in San Francisco

9 9 Rotary International Significant Dates – Recent Years 1989 Rotary opens membership to women worldwide 1990 Rotary Club of Moscow chartered first club in Soviet Union 1994 Western Hemisphere declared polio-free 1999 Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution established 2000 Western Pacific declared polio-free ,000th Rotary club chartered 2002 Europe declared polio-free; first class of 70 Rotary Peace Scholars begin study 2003 Rotarians raise more than US$118 million to support the final stages of polio eradication 2005 Rotary Celebrates centennial in Chicago, Illinois, USA

10 10 The Rotary Club of Selma, Alabama

11 11 The Rotary Club of Selma, Alabama History Chartered 1916 Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Montgomery, Alabama Thurman L. McGill – First President 5 District Governors from our club 45 members – as of 6/2011

12 12 Selma Rotary Presidents Past Presidents - Active Members Bill Gamble Bill Gamble Catesby ap R. Jones Catesby ap R. Jones Mike Jung Mike Jung Bob Kelley Bob Kelley Ramsey Knight Ramsey Knight Ed McCurdy Ed McCurdy McNair Ramsey McNair Ramsey Allen Reeves Allen Reeves Art Scroggins Art Scroggins Beau Boyd Beau Boyd

13 13 District Governors Selma Rotary has been the home club of the 6880 District Governor on 5 occasions Truman L. McGill Truman L. McGill Morgan Richards Morgan Richards J.A. Lee J.A. Lee Paul M. Grist Paul M. Grist Robert J. Kelley Robert J. Kelley

14 14 Selma A Service Club from Beginning The Rotary Club of Selma A Service Club from Beginning Built a bridge for handicapped Planted trees in Median Strip on Hwy 80 Built a Gym at Camp Grist Supported Easter Seals/Camp ASCCA Help build homes for Habitat for Humanity Deliver Meals on Wheels for the Elderly Recognize a local Citizen of the Year Service Above Self

15 15 Selma Service Continues Today The Rotary Club of Selma Service Continues Today Boy Scouts School Program Chamber of Commerce Selma Public Library Interact and Rotaract Clubs United Way Adopt-a-School (Byrd Elementary) Salvation Army YMCA Scholarship for Students Service Above Self

16 16 Board of Directors The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Selma are as follows: John Nettles President: John Nettles President-elect: Renee Wilkerson Tommy Atchison Vice President: Tommy Atchison Beau Boyd Past President: Beau Boyd Ray Thomas Secretary: Ray Thomas Manera Scearcy Treasurer: Manera Scearcy Leith Wilson Sgt. At Arms: Leith Wilson Board of Directors: Alston Fitts Zet Ncube Bob Kelley Eric Roberts A new board is elected to take office on 1 July of each year. All positions in Rotary are one year terms.

17 17 Selma The Rotary Club of Selma Projects Major fund-raisers are: u Selma Rotary Barbecue u Selma Rotary Tail Gaten and Fundraisen

18 18 Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

19 19 Object of Rotary First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

20 20 Object of Rotary Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

21 21 Object of Rotary Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;

22 22 Object of Rotary Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

23 23 We implement the Object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service

24 24 Club Service Those things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful. Community Service E very Rotarian is urged to participate in activities that make the community a better place in which to live. Vocational Service The promoting of the ideal of service throughout the business and professional world. International Service Encourages and fosters the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world

25 25 Club Service Those things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful. Club Service 1 –Focuses on Membership. –Committees include Attendance and Classification, New Members, Firesides, Club History, Bulletins and Website, and Nominations.

26 26 Club Service Those things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful. Club Service 2 –Plans for effective Meetings. – Committees may include Programs, Publicity (Public Image of Rotary), Welcome and Fellowship, Club Extension and Inter club relations, and Sargent at Arms, Public Relations

27 27 Club Service Those things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful. Club Service 3 - Encourages and supports the members of our club. - Committees include Birthdays and Anniversaries, Phone, Special Services.

28 28 Vocational Service The promoting of the ideal of service throughout the business and professional world. Vocational Service – Committees include Employer/Employee Relations, Rural-Urban Meeting, and Student Programs.

29 29 Community Service Every Rotarian is urged to participate in activities that make the community a better place in which to live. Community Service –Multiple Community Service Projects. –Camp Grist Clean-up Day –Habitat for Humanity –Girls Rotary Softball Team

30 30 International Service Encourages and fosters the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world International Service –Committees include Rotary Foundation –World Community Service –International Exchange

31 31 The Privileges in Rotary The privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS: in our community in neighboring towns and counties around the World

32 32 The Privileges in Rotary The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community. The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding. The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocation through the common bond of Rotary.

33 33 Your Obligations in Rotary Participation To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents: Support ethical business practices Support ethical business practices Support The Rotary Foundation Support The Rotary Foundation Pursue new members to be the hands of Service Pursue new members to be the hands of Service in our Club in our Club in community work in community work in fellowship and social functions in fellowship and social functions in club and district activities. in club and district activities.

34 34 Your Obligations in Rotary can be categorized in three ways 1.PARTICIPATION2.ATTENDANCE 3.FINANCIAL OBLIGATION (1)PARTICIPATION To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents: in community work in social functions in Club, District and International activities PLAN NOW TO ATTEND YOUR ANNUAL DISTRICT ASSEMBLY AND CONFERENCE. (2)ATTENDANCE 100% attendance is urged and honored in Rotary. This goal can be achieved by attending each weekly meeting of our Club or by making up at another Rotary Club or RI Interact/Rotaract Club, District Assembly or Conference or a Rotary International Convention. On line make up at While on vacation or a business trip find the nearest Rotary Club at the RI web site

35 35 (3)YOUR FINANCIAL OBLIGATION Current Expenses Rotary Dues with Meals $ /year** Rotary Dues with Meals $ /year** Initiation Fee $ Initiation Fee $ District Dues $ /year District Dues $ /year Rotarian Magazine $ 12.00/year Rotarian Magazine $ 12.00/year Liability Insurance $ 3.40/year Liability Insurance $ 3.40/year Council on Legislation Levy $ 1.00/year Council on Legislation Levy $ 1.00/year Mandatory Ticket Sales $ /year Mandatory Ticket Sales $ /year Total $ /year Optional Donation to The Rotary Foundation $100/year Optional Donation to The Rotary Foundation $100/year Dues are billed in quarterly increments. Dues are billed in quarterly increments. ** $ includes all costs except Ticket Sales ** $ includes all costs except Ticket Sales and one time Initiation Fee. and one time Initiation Fee.

36 36 PROCEDURES WHEN DUES ARE IN ARREARS 1. The Treasurer prepares quarterly billings within four weeks of the beginning of each quarter. 2.Bills are to be hand delivered or mailed to members and are payable on receipt unless special arrangements are made in advance with the special arrangements are made in advance with the Treasurer. It shall be the responsibility of the member to make said Treasurer. It shall be the responsibility of the member to make said arrangements with the Treasurer. arrangements with the Treasurer. 3.The Treasurer will write a letter or contact members with balances due after 30 days to notify them of amounts past due giving them 10 days to pay the 30 days to notify them of amounts past due giving them 10 days to pay the balance. balance. 4.Any balances due at the time of the next quarterly billing is assessed a 10% late charge. late charge. 5.The Treasurer notifies the Board of members who are 60 days past due or more.

37 37 THE FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

38 38 The Rotary Foundation World Peace through Understanding

39 39 Selma The Rotary Club of Selma International Projects With the assistance of The Rotary Foundation, we have been able to assist many international projects to assist our neighbors. Projects include: Projects include: Water Well in South America Group Study Exchange to Foreign Countries Ambassadorial Scholarship Students International Youth Exchange Students World Wide Polio Eradication

40 40 Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors 2 Rotarians and spouses are benefactors of the Permanent Fund of The Rotary Foundation (TRF). (This simple step of support for the Rotary Foundation donates $1000 to TRF on your death) Selma Rotary has 13 members and partners that are Paul Harris Fellows ($1,000 or more donated) and many Paul Harris Sustaining Members ($100 /year).

41 41 Selma Members Paul Alexander Tommy Atchison Beau Boyd Mike Bruner Lee Calame Jimmy Elliot Jim Fikes Alston Fitts Stephanie Friday Bill Gamble Troy Harville Amanda Henry Amy Huff Kirk Johnson Catesby ap R. Jones Mike Jung Barry Keel Alston Keith Bob Kelley Ramsey Knight Jeff Lunceford Ray Mathiews Fred McCormick Ed McCurdy Zet Ncube John Nettles Dennis Palmer David Powell McNair Ramsey Allen Reeves Eric Roberts Art Scroggins Manera Searcy Kim Smith Les Smith Check Stephens Andy Stewart Bubba Stough Tom Taylor Ray Thomas Richard Walters Renee Wilkerson Leith Wilson Brett Wood

42 42 Selma Rotary Paul Harris Fellows 1. Donnie Coffee 2. Bob Kelley 3. Catesby ap C. Jones 4. C.O. Stephens 5. Bill Gamble 6. John Crear 7. Ramsey Knight 8. Art Scroggins 9. Bob Myers 10. Alston Fitts 11. Ron Stone 12. Bubba Stough 13. Renee Wilkerson

43 43 Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors Methods of donating include: donating a small amount each quarter or annually through TRF-Direct (TRFs Credit card auto-withdrawal program) see donating a small amount each quarter or annually through TRF-Direct (TRFs Credit card auto-withdrawal program) see

44 44 Selma The Rotary Club of Selma Exchanges Group Study Exchanges Teams of one Rotarian leader and four non- Rotarian business or professional young people visit our district to experience their profession in a new culture. Teams of one Rotarian leader and four non- Rotarian business or professional young people visit our district to experience their profession in a new culture. Visits are four weeks. Visits are four weeks. Many Selma Rotarians have hosted visiting teams from many countries. Many Selma Rotarians have hosted visiting teams from many countries.

45 45 Selma The Rotary Club of Selma Exchanges Rotary Youth Exchange Program year olds are exchanged world-wide year olds are exchanged world-wide. 7,000 students participate worldwide. 7,000 students participate worldwide. Our club hosts the student for one year. Our club hosts the student for one year. Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to four months. Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to four months. Students become part of the family. Students become part of the family.

46 46 Selma The Rotary Club of Selma Exchanges Rotary Youth Exchange Program We have sent one or two students each year from our area for a one year stay or a three week short stay to another culture. We have sent one or two students each year from our area for a one year stay or a three week short stay to another culture.

47 47 Selma The Rotary Club of Selma New Member Packet Items Certificate of Membership Object of Rotary The Four-Way Test Getting Started in Rotary The ABCs of Rotary Constitution & Bylaws of the Club Rotary Avenues of Service Selma Rotary Club Committees Process for Sponsoring New Members Club Membership List Rotary Pin

48 48 Service Above Self Four Way Test of the things we think, say, and do… Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it Build Good-will & Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

49 Welcome to the Rotary Club of Selma, Alabama District 6880


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