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3 Adapted from a presentation by:
Rotary Club of San Bernardino District 5330 Updated July 2012 Bob Menconi, a Miami native, currently (in 2005) belongs to the Rotary Club of Davie-Cooper City, Florida USA. He began his service to Rotary in June 1979 joining the Ft. Lauderdale-South Rotary Club. He served in numerous club offices including Club President in the Rotary year. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1985. Bob then served on the Rotary International Board of Directors in His Board duties included the Technology Committee, Women in Rotary Committee and Vice-Chaired the Finance Committee of the Board, Chaired the Audit Committee of Rotary International, served with the New Model Rotary Clubs Committee, The transforming Members into Committed Rotarians Committee, The Travel Service Committee, The District Conference Review Committee and The Permanent Fund Committee of the Rotary Foundation. Go to for a more comprehensive biography. Adapted from a presentation by: Bob Menconi Past R. I. Director Zones 33 & 34

4 Where does the Rotary Club of San Bernardino fit in the Rotary world?

5 Rotary International There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians
There are more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs Rotary is in over 200 countries with: 538 districts in 34 zones Rotary is not the largest service club – Lions Clubs International has 1.35 million members. But we are highly effective. - The Lions foundation awards, on average, $30 million annually in grants. And, it has raised $365 million to prevent blindness worldwide. - In contrast, The Rotary Foundation awarded $191 million in grants last year and has raised more than a billion dollars to eliminate polio from the globe. Last year’s total contributions to the fund were $208.5 million comprised primarily of: $107.7 million for the Annual Fund; $78.9 million for Polio Plus; and $16.3 million into the Permanent Fund

6 Every Rotarian is a member of a Rotary Club.
Rotary International Every Rotarian is a member of a Rotary Club. Club members are the hands of Rotary. For example, this year’s president of Rotary International is a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio in Japan. Everything that is done in Rotary is done by club members – there is no bureaucracy in Chicago carrying out international projects. It is all done by Rotary clubs here and around the world.

7 Rotary International Its true:
Individual Rotarians accomplish the work of Rotary Virtually all service projects in Rotary are carried out at the club level -- even international projects. So, lets talk about: SAN BERNARDINO ROTARY CLUB - #894

There are five Rotary Clubs in the San Bernardino Area: Rotary Club of San Bernardino (1918) “The Host Club” – that’s us – then we sponsored: San Bernardino North in 1956 Rotary Club of Highland in 1966 San Bernardino Crossroads in 1967 San Bernardino Sunset in 1988 The Highland club has recently become simply “The Rotary Club of Highland” to better represent its community.

Rotary Club of San Bernardino (“Our Club”) A member of Rotary International San Bernardino Rotary Foundation (“Trust Fund”) A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation


11 Rotary Club of San Bernardino
Founded on June 1st in 1919 San Bernardino’s “Host” Club Major service projects include: Rotary Life Character Education 3rd Grade Dictionaries Clean Water Projects We have met continuously on Tuesdays since our inception. We have sponsored 9 other Rotary clubs including the Redlands club, Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline and the four other clubs in San Bernardino (North, Highland, Crossroads and Sunset). They in turn have sponsored 8 other clubs, totaling almost 750 members today. Nick DePasquale President

12 Rotary Club of San Bernardino
Governed by a 12 member board of directors. President President-Elect Vice President Past President Secretary Treasurer At Large – even year At Large – odd year

13 Rotary Club of San Bernardino
Contributions to “The Club” may not be deductible for everyone. Money for dues and meals is used for: Dues to RI and District Meals Social events Training costs

14 San Bernardino Rotary Foundation

15 San Bernardino Rotary Trust Fund
Our club’s 501(c)3 corporation. Receives all charitable donations. Manages an endowment fund. Funds all of our club service projects.

16 SB Trust Fund Income Sources
Community Avenue of Service Fines Dictionary Project donations Fund raising events (1/2) Vocational Avenue of Service Pigskin Derby fund raiser for Character Ed Character Ed Investment Funds New Generations Ave of Service Endowment income for Rotary Life Annual fund raiser (1/2) International Avenue of Service 50/50 Opportunity Drawing

17 San Bernardino Trust Fund
Governed by a 12 member Board of Trustees Same people as the Club Board of Directors Officers are the same people as on the Club side

18 San Bernardino Trust Fund
Endowment of $350,000 plus other invested funds (about $410,000 total) Managed by an Investment Committee Income is largely used for Rotary Life Scholars project

19 RCSB Belongs to a Rotary District
Districts are geographical units Average district contains 60 clubs Most districts have about 2,200 Rotarians There are 530 districts worldwide

20 Rotary Club of San Bernardino belongs to:

21 District 5330

22 District 5330 Jean Easum 61 Clubs 2,400+ Rotarians Provides training:
Membership Sem Foundation Sem District Assembly Provides fellowship: Foundation Dinner District Conference Provides support: Experienced mentors District-wide projects Jean Easum District Governor

23 A Million Acts of Service
District Theme A Million Acts of Service

24 District 5330 Leadership for multi-club service projects:
Oduoro Village international project GSE - Group Study Exchange (2011 Turkey) District level speech/music competitions STAR volunteer service projects CHIPS oral surgeries and health clinics Administers TRF grants District’s Wallace Jones grant program

District Conference - Nov 4-6, 2011 District Assembly - Mar 17, 2012 R Y L A  - Apr 13-15, 2012

26 District 5330 fits inside a Rotary Zone
There are 34 Zones around the world. Each Zone is made up of about 39,000 Rotarians Our Zone is number is 26

27 So Far - Here is where we are
Our Rotary Club and Trust Fund: Fit in District 5330 District 5330 fits in Zone 26

28 Rotary Club of San Bernardino and

29 Actually, zones are paired together


31 Rotary International Director
Rotary Zones 25 and 26 Zone Directors also serve as RI Directors. Each pair of zones provides training and support for its districts. John is a graduate of the Loma Linda School of Dentistry Ken Boyd Kerman, CA Rotary International Director 2012 thru 2014

32 Why are Zones Paired Together?
First to make the Rotary world more manageable (17 RI Directors – not – 34) The Directorship is alternated between Zones to improve representation

33 Zone Geographic Sizes The United States has 12 zones (and six directors on the Board)…because it has so many Rotarians Zone 20 (on the other hand) covers 72 countries including all of Africa! Why? …the number of Rotarians.

34 Paired Zones selects an International Director
The Director sits on the Board of Rotary International for a two year term The Directorship alternates between Zones - This allows the position to be filled from within individual Zones over time. Now let’s look at the Board of Directors of Rotary International

35 Rotary Club of San Bernardino and

36 The RI Board of Directors
The 19 members of the Board are: The 17 elected Directors (2-year terms) Plus the President and the President-Elect [The General Secretary (who operates the day to day activities of Rotary) sits with the Board but is a non- voting member]

37 The 2012-13 Board has members from
Australia Brazil Canada England France India (2) Israel Japan (2) Korea Netherlands Sweden United States (7)

38 Let’s see where we are at so far
Our Rotary Club 894 Our Rotary District 5330 Our Zone 26 That Zone is paired with another zone Zone Director RI Board of Directors

39 The R.I. President A Rotarian just like you and me Past Director
Club member in good standing (cannot be an honorary member) The world’s #1 Rotarian, experienced and capable Motivates Inspires us all The lucky person: jacket color and theme

40 RI President 2010-2011 Sakuji Tanaka The President’s Theme
(Yashio, Saitama, Japan) Rotary International President

41 Confused yet? There is more to come!

42 Rotary International – 2 Entities
Clubs Districts Zones Directors President THE ROTARY FOUNDATION A 501(c)(3) Foundation Operates within guidelines set by RI Board of Trustees Chairman


44 The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Operates separately from RI Has a fifteen member Board of Trustees Terms are four years, appointed by RI Pres and Board Meets quarterly Governs all RI projects and activities

45 Rotary International 1560 Sherman Avenue Evanston, Illinois USA
World Headquarters Rotary International 1560 Sherman Avenue Evanston, Illinois USA


47 How does RI operate? Rotary employs 650 people full time
Rotary works 24 hours a day Nine service centers around the world The General Secretary administers the day to day operations of Rotary

48 Secretariat John Hewko RI General Secretary Jim Damato
John Hewko is the general secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Before assuming this role in 2011, he was vice president of operations and compact development for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency established to deliver foreign assistance to the world’s poorest countries. An attorney, John was a partner at the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, specializing in international corporate transactions in emerging markets. In , he assisted the Ukrainian Parliament in drafting initial laws on foreign investment, anticompetition, and corporations. John is a trustee of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. He and his wife, Margarita, live in Evanston. Jim Damato CDA – Central Pan America with Charlene and Jennifer

49 We are a very complex organization
Some Complexities: Rotary translates in 20 different languages Nearly 100 different currencies that change value daily This year: eleven different nationalities on the Board of Directors will operate as one unit A “Foundation” that deals around the world with new demands arising daily

50 One day’s mail is equal to a town of 30,000 people.
Rotary operates on an annual operations budget of US$64 million. Sophisticated computer and phone systems A new, and continually expanding, Web site One of the largest publishing houses in the Chicago area

51 So How do we CHANGE THINGS?

52 CHANGE ??

53 Our club’s bylaws can be changed by a vote of the members (but must not conflict with our club constitution). District bylaws can be changed by a vote of club representatives (usually at the District Conference).

54 Changes to RI’s constitutional documents are enacted by the

55 Council on Legislation
Meets every 3 years (next is in Apr 2013 in Chicago) Every district has a voting representative

56 TAKES Two Types of Actions
Enactments directly amend the RI’s Constitution, Bylaws, and the Standard Club Constitution. Resolutions recommend policy changes to RI Board.

57 You have just seen a snapshot look at the world of Rotary
But, there is still the most important part to come!

58 best humanitarian and finest
Rotary Is the most accomplishing, best humanitarian and finest civic organization in the world

59 To Continue to be the Best:
We, as a group: Must always look to the future as to how our Rotary Club can serve Seek new Rotarians (not just members) Remember that our Club’s growth is certain as long a we build our leadership

60 As a Team look what we have done!
We have grown from four members to over a million Built one of the largest, most prestigious, and most accomplishing Foundations in the world We send people all over the world seeking world understanding and peace We are beating Polio just to mention a few

61 Be proud to be a Rotarian
Most of all: Be proud to be a Rotarian

62 (and wear your pin)


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