2Who Are We? We are Rotarians You are part of “The Family of Rotary”Over 1.2 million Rotarians30,000 Rotary International ClubsSpanning the Entire GlobeWho Are We?We are part of “The Family of Rotary”, consisting of over 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 30,000 Rotary International Clubs throughout the world.
3What is Rotary? Rotary is Service Above Self The primary objective of Rotary is to serve others through four avenues:Club CommunityInternational VocationalWhat is the purpose of Rotary?The primary objective of Rotary is to serve others through four avenues: club, vocational, community, and international service. Our motto is “Service Above Self”.
4What is Rotary? Rotary is Service Above Self As Rotarians, we have committed ourselves to the service of others:Service in our Own communityService in our World communityRotary International and Rotarians worldwide are dedicated to this ideal of ServiceAs Rotarians, we have committed ourselves to the service of others. Service in our own community and service in our world community. Rotary International and Rotarians worldwide are dedicated to this ideal.
5What is Rotary? Rotary is Service Above Self Local Community Service ProjectsClub initiated, led, and implementedImprove the quality of life in communities where Rotarians livePromotes the ideals of Rotary within the Rotarian’s communityLocal community service takes many forms that are appropriate to the area. Local service is club initiated, led, and implemented as local service projects. These projects help to improve the quality of life in communities in which Rotarians live and raise their families. They also help to promote the ideals of Rotary within the local community.
6What is Rotary? Rotary is Service Above Self International Service ProjectsFundamental to the ideal of Rotary and critical to fulfilling the wider mission of RotaryClub, District or RI initiated with a Wide range of scopeJust as local service is a fundamental ideal of Rotary, so too is International service. International community service is critical to fulfilling the wider mission of Rotary. International service projects can be club, District, or RI initiated. International service ranges from small but meaningful gestures like hosting a GSE team member to large scale, long term initiatives like Polio Plus. The Rotary Foundation is central to International Service.
7What is Rotary? Lend A Hand President Jonathan is encouraging emphasis for in the areas of:The Family of RotaryHealth ConcernsLiteracy & EducationPoverty AlleviationThese concerns affect all communities theworld overPresident Jonathan is encouraging emphasis for in the areas of:The Family of Rotary, Health Concerns, Literacy & Education and Poverty Alleviation.These concerns affect communities the world over.
8The Organization of Rotary International Rotary is Large, Diverse, and GlobalRotarians are members of local Rotary ClubsRotary Clubs are members of Rotary InternationalOver 30,000 clubsOver 160 different countriesRI is the largest and most global service organization in the worldHow is Rotary International Organized?Rotarians join and are members of local Rotary Clubs. As such they agree to abide by the club constitution and bylaw, the Rotary 4-way test, and the Object of Rotary.Rotary Clubs are chartered and are part of Rotary International under a set of common by-laws and a common constitution. To become a Rotary club, the club has to "join" (be chartered by) Rotary International.Rotary International has over 30,000 clubs in over 160 different countries as members. It is the largest and most global service organization in the world.
9The Organization of Rotary International RI è Zone è District è Club è You Organization and leaders are needed at all levels to fulfill RI’s missionRI has organized it’s clubs into ZONES and DISTRICTSManageable size organizationsEach with their own elected and appointed representativesRI has 34 zones and 452 Districts worldwideYour Club belongs to District 5490 (40 clubs)District 5490 belongs to Zone 25 (includes 13 states)All large organizations with the scope, breadth, and diversity of Rotary International need organization and leaders at all levels to fulfill it's mission successfully.To accomplish this, RI has organized its member clubs into zones and districts which are manageable size organizations, each with their own elected and appointed representatives.Rotary International is organized into 34 zones and 452 Districts worldwide. Arizona, along with 13 adjoining states is in zone 25. There are three Districts in Arizona, including ours, district 5490, which has 40 clubs under its umbrella.
10Why a District? Bridging the Gap A Rotary District is the primary BRIDGE between the local club and Rotary InternationalAdministrative BRIDGELeadership BRIDGEThe District is there to help your club accomplish what it could not accomplish aloneWhy do We Have Districts?A Rotary District is the bridge between the local club and Rotary International. It is an administrative bridge and a leadership bridge.The District Staff are there to help your club accomplish what it could not accomplish alone
11Why a District? Bridging the Gap The district is there to:Maintain the BRIDGE between your club and RILend A HandHelp your club be successful in all they doYour District Governor (DG), Assistant Governors (AG’s), and District Staff are here to build and maintain the BRIDGEThe district is there to Lend A Hand to make your club successful in all they do. Your District Governor, Assistant District Governor, and District Staff and are here to build and maintain a solid bridge between your club and Rotary International.
12Who is "The District"? The “District” is YOU "The District" is volunteers just like YOUVolunteers from clubs across the DistrictAs District members, we all have responsibility to make the District successfulOur clubs will be more successful when the District is successfulYOU are the District. Each and every RotarianWho is the District?"The District" is nothing more than club volunteers just like YOU, who are dedicated to the ideals of Rotary.We all have a responsibility in the success of OUR District. Our clubs will be more successful when the District is successfulYOU are the District. Each and every Rotarian.
13Who is "The District"? District Organization The District is organized much like a ClubDistrict GovernorSecretaryTreasurerSergeant at ArmsAvenues of Service ChairsAssistant GovernorsCommittees / Committee ChairsHow is the District Organized?The District is organized much like a Rotary Club, with a Governor, a Secretary, a Treasurer, chairs from the 4 areas of service, and committees for the RI Foundation, Youth Services, Special Projects and others, just like a club.
14Who is "The District"? Who Picks the District Staff? A District nominating committee selects the District Governor from nominations made by ClubsThe DG selects a team of volunteers from a variety of clubs to assist him in building the bridgeWho Picks the District Staff?The clubs nominate candidates for the District Governor position. The District nominating committee makes the final selection for District Governor.The DG then selects a team of volunteers from a variety of clubs to assist him or her in building the bridge in much the same way as a Club President forms their own team.
15What Does the District Do? ConduitCoachingCollaborationWhat does the District Do?You can think of the district functions as falling into 3 main areas, or the 3 C's:Conduit, Coaching and Collaboration
16What Does the District Do? Conduit The District is a Conduit…Provides administration, communication and Leadership for RI strategies and Goals:Membership developmentAnnual RI themesRI Foundation and ProjectsThe district is a conduit.It provides administration, communication, and leadership for RI strategies and Goals through membership development, annual RI themes, and promotion of the RI Foundation.
17What Does the District Do? Conduit The District is a Conduit…Manage and coordinate administrative functions required by Rotary InternationalClub district dues and district spendingConsolidation of attendance and membership reportsAdministration of RI recognition programsThey manage and coordinate administrative functions required by Rotary International, like club district dues and district spending, consolidation of attendance and membership reports, and administration of RI recognition programs.
18What Does the District Do? Conduit The district is a Conduit…Assist clubs with the administration of foundation grants and provide assistance with grant applicationsHelp to increases public awareness for Rotary Clubs and RotariansProvide district level recognition to Rotarians that are making a differenceThey assist clubs with the administration of foundation grants and provide assistance with grant applications.They help to increases public awareness for Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.They provide district level recognition to Rotarians that are making a difference.
19What Does the District Do? Coaching The District provides Coaching…Provides training to the clubs throughout the yearPETSDistrict Leadership AssemblyFoundation SeminarMore...Provides mentoring to develop future Rotary leadersDistrict leadership have experience - they hold a wealth of knowledge to shareThe district provides coaching.Most of the district leadership have been club officers and have served their own clubs in a variety of capacities. They hold a wealth of knowledge to share in the form of training and mentoring.The District is there to help develop new leaders within the club through continual training opportunities such as PETS, the District Leadership Assembly, Membership and Foundation Seminars and more. Training focuses on operational aspects of Rotary, as opposed to philosophical, to help each club be effective as possible.The district provides mentoring to develop future Rotary leaders for the clubs, the District and Rotary International.
20What Does the District Do? Collaboration The district facilitates Collaboration...Clubs on their owncan accomplish great thingsClubs working togethercan accomplish even moreThe district facilitates collaboration.Clubs on their own can accomplish great things.Clubs working together can accomplish even moreThe District is there to help clubs collaborate together, with other Districts, and with RI towards common goals
21What Does the District Do? Collaboration The district facilitates Collaboration...Provides the opportunity for service in ways clubs could not easily do on their own:Group Study Exchange Young HeroesYouth Exchange Rotary Life ClubVocational Fund of Arizona Gift of LifeRotary Youth Corps InteractThey provide the opportunity for clubs to serve their own communities and the international community in ways they could not easily do on their own through programs like Group Study Exchange, Youth Exchange, Gift of Life, Young Heroes, Rotary Youth Corps, Interact, Rotary Life Club, and the Vocational Fund of Arizona.
22What Does the District Do? Collaboration The district facilitates Collaboration...Hosts major annual events giving Rotarians the opportunity to experience the full breadth of Rotary:District ConferenceRYLAPETSThey host major annual events like the District Conference, RYLA, and PETS, giving Rotarians the opportunity to experience the full breadth of Rotary.
23What Does the District Do? Collaboration The district facilitates Collaboration...Provides matching grant money for international club projectsHelps clubs to gain access to technical or financial resources - multiplying their impact of projectsProvides services in a multitude of areas - refer to the “Menu of Opportunities” flyerThe District provides matching grant money for international club projectsThey help clubs gain access to technical or financial resources, helping to multiply the impact of projects locally and internationallyThe district committees with their leaders and members provide services in a multitude of areas. Please refer to the “Menu of Opportunities” flyer
24What Does the District Do? ConduitCoachingCollaborationIn Review, What Does the District DO?The District is a Conduit, a Coach, and a Collaborator
25Who is the District Governor? Your District Governor is...A ResourceA CoordinatorAn EducatorA HelperA Volunteer...and most of all, here to serve you and your clubWho is the District Governor?Your district governor is a resource, a coordinator, an educator, a helper, a volunteer and most of all, here to serve you and your club.
26What’s it Like to be DG? The DG is a volunteer, just like you! The DG is an officer of Rotary International during the term of officeBeing DG is a long-term commitment...Starting with District Governor Nominee when electedThen DG Elect the year before officeThen DGThen followed by being a Past DG for life!What’s it like to be District Governor?Your District Governor is a volunteer, just like you! The DG is an officer of Rotary International during the term of office. This is not a paid position.It is a long-term commitment starting with District Governor Nominee when elected, then DG Elect the year before office, then DG term followed by being a Past District Governor for life! The two years before the DG term are a learning opportunity and a time to better know your clubs and the district.
27What’s it Like to be DG?Your District Governor selects a team of volunteers to help with all the District activitiesA Rotarian may volunteer to be on the District staff even while serving in a club positionThe DG helps the District team as they help the clubsYour District Governor selects a team of volunteers to help with all the committee activities. Many of the areas are similar to positions in each club. A Rotarian may volunteer to be on the District staff even while serving in a club position. The DG helps the committees as they help the clubs.
28What are the Responsibilities of the DG? Ultimate responsibility to assure that the Rotary Clubs:Pay their local and district duesReport attendance numbersFulfill other obligations for membership in RIResponsibility for the success of district events:District Leadership SeminarMembership & Foundation SeminarsPETSDistrict ConferenceAll other district eventsWhat are the responsibilities of the District Governor?The DG has the ultimate responsibility to assure that the Rotary Clubs in their district pay their local and district dues, report attendance numbers and fulfill all other obligations of RI.The DG has the responsibility for the success of the district events such as the District Leadership Seminar, Membership & Foundation Seminars, PETS, the District Conference and all other district events.
29What’s the “Official Visit”? The DG visits all clubs for an official visit to:Communicate the message of RI and the DistrictLearn more about you and your clubThe DG will try to make other visits to clubs to join in projects, speak about Rotary subjects and assist with special needs and projects.What is the “Official Visit”?Your DG visits clubs for an official visit to communicate the message of RI and the district and to learn more about you and your club. The DG will try to make other visits to clubs to join in projects, speak about Rotary subjects and assist with special needs and projects.
30The District is Here to Help The primary purpose of the District and your District Governor is to...Help you and your club accomplish your goals, consistent with the Object of RotaryInsure the outstanding success of each and every Rotary Club in District 5490The DG is available to any Rotarian or Rotary Club, just call, or write!The District is here to help.The primary purpose of the District and your District Governor is to help you and your club to accomplish your goals, consistent with the Object of Rotary. To assure the success of each and every Rotary Club in District 5490The DG is available to any Rotarian or Rotary Club, just call, or write!
31"The District" is YOU The District is YOU Remember ! You have a stake and a responsibility in what goes on at the District – becauseThe District is YOURemember !You have a stake and a responsibility in what goes on at the District – because"The District" is YOU.
32Why Do We Have a District ? QUESTIONS?Rotary District 5490