Presentation on theme: "Adapted from a presentation by: Rotary Club of San Bernardino District 5330 Updated July 2012 Bob Menconi, a Miami native, currently (in 2005) belongs."— Presentation transcript:
3Adapted from a presentation by: Rotary Club of San BernardinoDistrict 5330Updated July 2012Bob 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 MenconiPast R. I. DirectorZones 33 & 34
4Where does the Rotary Club of San Bernardino fit in the Rotary world?
5Rotary International There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians There are more than 34,000 Rotary ClubsRotary is in over 200 countries with:538 districts in34 zonesRotary 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
6Every Rotarian is a member of a Rotary Club. Rotary InternationalEvery 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.
7Rotary International Its true: Individual Rotarians accomplish the work of RotaryVirtually all service projects in Rotary are carried out at the club level -- even international projects.So, lets talk about:SAN BERNARDINO ROTARY CLUB - #894
8ROTARY AT THE CLUB LEVEL 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 1956Rotary Club of Highland in 1966San Bernardino Crossroads in 1967San Bernardino Sunset in 1988The Highland club has recently become simply “The Rotary Club of Highland” to better represent its community.
9WE ARE COMPOSED OF TWO ENTITIES Rotary Club of San Bernardino(“Our Club”)A member of Rotary InternationalSan Bernardino Rotary Foundation(“Trust Fund”)A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation
11Rotary Club of San Bernardino Founded on June 1st in 1919San Bernardino’s “Host” ClubMajor service projects include:Rotary LifeCharacter Education3rd Grade DictionariesClean Water ProjectsWe 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 DePasqualePresident
12Rotary Club of San Bernardino Governed by a 12 member board of directors.PresidentPresident-ElectVice PresidentPast PresidentSecretaryTreasurerAt Large – even yearAt Large – odd year
13Rotary 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 DistrictMealsSocial eventsTraining costs
15San 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.
16SB Trust Fund Income Sources Community Avenue of ServiceFinesDictionary Project donationsFund raising events (1/2)Vocational Avenue of ServicePigskin Derby fund raiser for Character EdCharacter Ed Investment FundsNew Generations Ave of ServiceEndowment income for Rotary LifeAnnual fund raiser (1/2)International Avenue of Service50/50 Opportunity Drawing
17San Bernardino Trust Fund Governed by a 12 member Board of TrusteesSame people as the Club Board of DirectorsOfficers are the same people as on the Club side
18San Bernardino Trust Fund Endowment of $350,000 plus other invested funds (about $410,000 total)Managed by an Investment CommitteeIncome is largely used for Rotary Life Scholars project
19RCSB Belongs to a Rotary District Districts are geographical unitsAverage district contains 60 clubsMost districts have about 2,200 RotariansThere are 530 districts worldwide
20Rotary Club of San Bernardino belongs to: DISTRICT 5330
23A Million Acts of Service District ThemeA Million Acts of Service
24District 5330 Leadership for multi-club service projects: Oduoro Village international projectGSE - Group Study Exchange (2011 Turkey)District level speech/music competitionsSTAR volunteer service projectsCHIPS oral surgeries and health clinicsAdministers TRF grantsDistrict’s Wallace Jones grant program
25District 5330 THREE IMPORTANT DISTRICT EVENTS District Conference - Nov 4-6, 2011District Assembly - Mar 17, 2012R Y L A - Apr 13-15, 2012
26District 5330 fits inside a Rotary Zone There are 34 Zones around the world.Each Zone is made up of about 39,000 RotariansOur Zone is number is 26
27So Far - Here is where we are Our Rotary Club and Trust Fund:Fit in District 5330District 5330 fits in Zone 26
31Rotary International Director Rotary Zones 25 and 26Zone 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 DentistryKen BoydKerman, CARotary International Director2012 thru 2014
32Why 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
33Zone Geographic SizesThe United States has 12 zones (and six directors on the Board)…because it has so many RotariansZone 20 (on the other hand) covers 72 countries including all of Africa! Why? …the number of Rotarians.
34Paired Zones selects an International Director The Director sits on the Board of Rotary International for a two year termThe 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
35Rotary Club of San Bernardino and ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
36The 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]
37The 2012-13 Board has members from AustraliaBrazilCanadaEnglandFranceIndia (2)IsraelJapan (2)KoreaNetherlandsSwedenUnited States (7)
38Let’s see where we are at so far Our Rotary Club 894Our Rotary District 5330Our Zone 26That Zone is paired with another zoneZone DirectorRI Board of Directors
39The 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 capableMotivatesInspires us allThe lucky person: jacket color and theme
40RI President 2010-2011 Sakuji Tanaka The President’s Theme (Yashio, Saitama, Japan)Rotary International President
44The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Operates separately from RIHas a fifteen member Board of TrusteesTerms are four years, appointed by RI Pres and BoardMeets quarterlyGoverns all RI projects and activities
45Rotary International 1560 Sherman Avenue Evanston, Illinois USA World HeadquartersRotary International1560 Sherman AvenueEvanston, Illinois USA
47How does RI operate? Rotary employs 650 people full time Rotary works 24 hours a dayNine service centers around the worldThe General Secretary administers the day to day operations of Rotary
48Secretariat 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 DamatoCDA – Central Pan Americawith Charlene and Jennifer
49We are a very complex organization Some Complexities:Rotary translates in 20 different languagesNearly 100 different currencies that change value dailyThis year: eleven different nationalities on the Board of Directors will operate as one unitA “Foundation” that deals around the world with new demands arising daily
50One 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 systemsA new, and continually expanding, Web siteOne of the largest publishing houses in the Chicago area
53Our 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).
54Changes to RI’s constitutional documents are enacted by the COUNCIL ONLEGISLATION
55Council on Legislation Meets every 3 years (next is in Apr 2013 in Chicago)Every district has a voting representative
56TAKES Two Types of Actions Enactments directly amend the RI’s Constitution, Bylaws, and the Standard Club Constitution.Resolutions recommend policy changes to RI Board.
57You have just seen a snapshot look at the world of Rotary But, there is still the most important part to come!
58best humanitarian and finest RotaryIs themost accomplishing,best humanitarian and finestcivic organizationin the world
59To Continue to be the Best: We, as a group:Must always look to the future as to how our Rotary Club can serveSeek new Rotarians (not just members)Remember that our Club’s growth is certain as long a we build our leadership
60As a Team look what we have done! We have grown from four members to over a millionBuilt one of the largest, most prestigious, and most accomplishing Foundations in the worldWe send people all over the world seeking world understanding and peaceWe are beating Poliojust to mention a few
61Be proud to be a Rotarian Most of all:Be proud to be aRotarian