Presentation on theme: "D3790 Tri Seminar Rotary Community Corps"— Presentation transcript:
1 D3790 Tri Seminar Rotary Community Corps General Information about theRotary Community Corps &The Success Roadmap ofRCC in the PhilippinesJose Francisco “ Jess” Q. CifraDistrict Governor, RI D3780, RYPresident, Rotary Village Corps Foundationof the Philippines, Inc., RY
3 Rotary Community Corps (RCC) RCC is one of Rotary International’s Nine Structured Programs which are designed to help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process.
4 What is RCC?An RCC is a group of non-Rotarian men and women who share Rotarians’ commitment to service.Under the guidance of a sponsoring Rotary club, dedicated RCC members put their own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their communities.
5 RCC GoalsEncourage individuals to take responsibility for the improvement of their community or village.Recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations.Mobilize self-help activities and collective work to improve quality of life.Encourage the development of human potential to its fullest, within the context of the local culture and community.
6 RCC History and Statistics Idea introduced by then RI president-elect M.A.T. Caparas in 1985RI Board adopted program in 1988Today there are over 6,700 active RCCs & 2,600 Rotary club sponsors in 75 countries worldwide.
7 About RCCAn opportunity for Rotarians and non-Rotarians to work together to foster enduring community development.Adaptable to any community, rural or urban.Active participants mobilize to articulate, design and carry out their own plans for change.Rotarians oversee projects but allow corps members to increase their independence.
8 RCC GuidelinesMembership should be open to non-Rotarian men and women who reside, are employed, or study near the Corps’ community.RCCs should meet at least once per month.RCCs are encouraged to undertake two major projects annually.Any membership dues should be nominal.
9 RCC ActivitiesRCCs work to organize sustainable development for the community in which they live. As community members gain access to educational and vocational training from an RCC project, they can pass along their knowledge and skills to future generations.
10 Project ExamplesEstablish a literacy center or tutoring group at a local school or librarySet up a clinic for people who cannot afford regular health careTrain unskilled workers and help them find jobsOrganize teams to clean up local parks and highways
11 How to Organize an RCC Introduce the program to your Rotary club Understand the community’s needsRecruit RCC members and familiarize them with RotaryReview guidelines and submit organization formDevelop a mission statement and set realistic goals
12 Rotary Club SupportThe Rotary club plays an important role in the initial phase of RCC development to:Orient new members and helps elect officersAssist developing long-term financial and operating plansMaintain the enthusiasm and focus of membersPromote RCC to potential membersCommunicate success stories to local media and RI Headquarters
13 Local and District Leadership RCCs are encouraged to:elect a leadership group for a one-year termchoose a representative from within the leadership groupThe representative:represents the RCC with the sponsoring Rotary club and the publicDistrict governors are encouraged to appointRCC chairs to:support existing RCCswork to improve the programimplement new methods to ensure success
14 ParticipateAs Partners in Service, RCC members and Rotarians have the opportunity to:Develop communication and leadership skillsEnhance community prideShare the responsibility to take charge of their community’s future
15 Status of RCC Today Number of RCCs Whole world – 7,000 Philippines – 1,520RI District
16 Activities of Most Philippine RCCs Provide and increase the income of the community and the members.Solve problems of the community.Promote self-help / empowerment.Contributes to the country’s economic development.Implements the projects of the sponsoring Rotary clubs.
17 Future Areas of Focus of the RCC Movement Achieve change in the community through RCC.Develop efficient communications among RCC.Enhance the public image of RCC emphasizing its value to the community and to Rotary.Establish an effective organizational structure of the RCC movement.Campaign for RCC members to become model citizens / community residents.Strengthen the movement by establishing more RCC and RCC members.
18 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: RCC Handbook (770)RCC Brochure (779)RCC: Changing Lives, Shaping the Future (780)(a brochure for prospectivemembers)Contact the district RCC chair for your area or RI Staff:RCC Program CoordinatorOne Rotary Center1560 Sherman AvenueEvanston, IL USATel: or 4487Fax:international.service @rotary.org
19 Thank you for listening. Enjoy your year of service!Engage Rotary, Change Lives!