Presentation on theme: "This is Rotary. Rotary is an International Organisation u There are more than 550 Districts in 170 countries throughout the world. u Our club, The Rotary."— Presentation transcript:
Rotary is an International Organisation u There are more than 550 Districts in 170 countries throughout the world. u Our club, The Rotary Club of Mooloolaba is in District 9600 u The District covers part of Queensland, Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and Nauru.
u Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. President Luis Giay u Annually each District elects a District Governor Governor Eric Wood - but each club is an autonomous group.
In the beginning… u The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. Rotary Founder Paul Harris u The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary. u There are currently more than 33,000 clubs with 1,200,000 members.
Women in Rotary u In 1987 women were admitted to Rotary. u Today the number of women in clubs is increasing with many clubs having women serving as presidents..
Service Above Self u Rotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together — there needed to be a purpose. u First project was public washrooms in downtown Chicago. u Rotary became the world’s first “service club”.
Volunteers in Action Medical Centre Project Solomon Islands
The Rotary Club of Mooloolaba Exchanges u Group Study Exchanges –Teams of one Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian business or professional young people visit the district for four to six weeks. –Mooloolaba Rotarians have hosted visiting teams, and sponsored team members.
PHF & Benefactors u Many Mooloolaba Rotarians and spouses are Benefactors of the Permanent Fund. u Many are Paul Harris Fellows. u Most now donate a small amount each week with the money box on the meal table.
The Rotary Club of _your club's name_ Exchanges u Rotary Youth Exchange Program –16-18 year olds are exchanged world-wide. –Part of a 9,000 students/year program. –Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to five months. –Students become part of the family. –Mooloolaba Rotary has hosted students from Denmark, Brazil, France, South Africa, Argentina, Japan, Canada & USA ( if you have not hosted then now’s a good time to start). –We have sent students to many of these countries also.
Object of Rotary u The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: u First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
Object of Rotary u 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;
Object of Rotary u Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;
Object of Rotary u 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.
We implement the object of Rotary through the Five Avenues of Service
Club Service –Those things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club. Vocational Service –The promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world. Community Service –Urges every Rotarian to participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live. International Service –Encourage and foster the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world. Rick Stinton Peter Bell Ian Barnett Charles Godfrey Paul Robins Emerging Generations –Working with Youth in our area.
Board of Directors The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba are the five Directors Club, Vocation, Community, Emerging Generations, Ways & Means and International service directors, and past President David Wah plus: President:Lindsay Rock President-Elect: Ian Barnett Secretary:Leo Smith Treasurer:Peter Jackman A new board is elected to take office on July 1 of each year. All positions in Rotary are one year terms that change July 1.
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?
The Privileges in Rotary u The Privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS: –in your community –in neighboring cities and towns –around the world
The Privileges in Rotary u The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community. u The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding. u The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocation through the common bond of Rotary.
Your Obligations in Rotary Participation u To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents: –in community work –in social functions –in Club and District activities. PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN CALOUNDRA March 25 th -27 th 2011.
Your Obligations in Rotary Attendance u Attendance at the weekly meetings is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 50% is expected. u You can maintain your attendance levels by making up at another Rotary Club within 14 days in advance or 14 days after a meeting is missed; or by attending a District event or a RI Convention.
Your Financial Obligations u Initiation Fee u Annual Dues250.00/year u Meals25.00/week u Fines1.00/week u Social EventsVaries
Membership There are three types of membership in a Rotary Club: u Active and Additional Active u Past Service u Honorary
The Rotary Club of Mooloolaba is Fun u A service club should be fun to be a part of even when the work is tiresome. u Mooloolaba Rotary strives to be a fun, young-at-heart club. u Social events are offered regularly. u We live up to RI Past President Hugh Archer’s theme: “Enjoy Rotary.”
You are Rotary u Participate for friendship u Participate for service u Participate for fellowship u Participate for knowledge u Participate for international understanding Remember you are Rotary!