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This is Rotary. In the Beginning In the Beginning… Rotary Founder Paul Harris u The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris.

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1 This is Rotary

2 In the Beginning In the Beginning… Rotary Founder Paul Harris u The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. u The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary. u There are about 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in 200 countries worldwide.

3 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 The first service project was public restrooms in downtown Chicago, IL, USA. u Rotary became the world’s first service club.

4 u Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. u Annually each district elects a district governor. u Each club is autonomous Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith 2011 District 5580 Governor Roland Turner Our Leaders

5 The Mission of Rotary International u To support its member clubs in fulfilling the Object of Rotary, u To globally promote the concept of service as a worthy endeavor, u To strengthen and expand Rotary to communities around the world, and u To foster unity among member clubs of the association.

6 Women in Rotary u Women were first allowed to join Rotary in July 1989 –went to vote 6 times and defeated –Duarte, CA Club lawsuit in 1978, defeated in 1983 F Violation of a CA Act that entitles all persons, regardless of gender to full & equal rights in all “business establishments” –CA Court of Appeals reversed the decision in 1986 F Policy of excluding women is not protected from the First Amendment of the Constitution F By Oct 1990 there were nearly 24,000 women Rotarians

7 The Rotary Foundation “World Peace through Understanding”

8 Rotary Foundation u A not-for-profit corporation supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians u Created in 1917 by RI's sixth president u From an initial contribution of $26.50 to more than $120 million u Funds projects to: –improve the quality of life in developing countries –eradicate the poliovirus worldwide –allow 1,200 students to study abroad annually –help university professors to teach in developing countries

9 Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors u Cumulative donations of $1,000 or more. u Over 1 million members and partners are Paul Harris Fellows. u 62 Paul Harris Members In Walker Rotary. u Many Walker Rotarians and spouses are benefactors of the Permanent Fund. –cash, securities, real estate, personal property or a bequest in your will * All Foundation donations are tax deductible

10 The Rotary Club of Walker

11 The Rotary Club of Walker District u There are 530 districts in Rotary International throughout the world. u Our club is in District 5580 which is comprised of 67 clubs with 3,290 members. u The district covers an area from Geraldton, ON to the north, Williston, ND to the west, Superior, WI to the east and Little Falls, MN to the south.

12 The Rotary Club of Walker History u Founded in 1942 u First President was Dr. Otto Ringle Sr. u Began with 25 members u First project was sending “care packages” to Soldiers in Germany u First women inducted in 1989 u First District Governor was Bob Bailey u Currently have 67 members

13 The Rotary Club of Walker Women u First women in the Walker Club: –Linda Helmberger, a chiropractor –Wanda Moehler, a newspaper editor u District 5580’s first female District Governor –Claudette Holly in u 40% of the Walker club is women u We have had 6 women presidents

14 The Rotary Club of Walker Projects u Major Fund Raisers are: –4 th of July Fish Fry –Ethnic Fest Fish Fry –Extravaganza –Rose Sale –Stem & Stein

15 Volunteers in Action 4th of July Fish Fry Blue & Gold Banquet

16 The Rotary Club of Walker Exchanges u Group Study Exchanges –Teams of one Rotarian leader and four non- Rotarian business or professional young people visit the district for up to four to six weeks. –Walker Rotarians have hosted visiting teams, been team leaders and sponsored team members. –Walker has been a major participant in the district’s GSE program.

17 The Rotary Club of Walker Exchanges u Rotary Youth Exchange Program –16-18 year olds are exchanged world-wide. –Part of a 7,000 students/year program. –Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to five months. –Students become part of the family. –Recently Walker has hosted students from Russia, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. –we are hoping to send an outbound student next year.

18 The Rotary Club of Walker Interact Clubs u Our club sponsors the Walker High School Interact Club –50+ members ages –Help Rotary with 4 th of July fish fry and holiday meals at Quam Court & Highland –Service projects include: F Blankets for oncology patients F Community Christmas Tree F Supervised packaging dry food F Night at Gramma Jo’s F Fund kids in Honduras to get their GED

19 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:

20 Object of Rotary u First. The development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service.

21 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.

22 Object of Rotary u Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;

23 Object of Rotary u Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

24 We implement the Object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service 1.Vocational Service 2.Community Service 3.International Service 4.Youth Service

25 Vocational Service u Chairperson – Terry Freeman –The promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world. F Job Shadowing F Dictionaries – 3 rd Grade F Symposiums

26 Community Service u Chairperson-Amy Jones –Urges every Rotarian to participate in all activities that make the community a better place to live. - Habitat for Humanity- Meals on Wheels - Bell Ringing – Salvation Army- Christmas Caroling - Holiday Dinner: Quam & Highland- Adopt-a-Highway - North Country Marathon - Thanksgiving Baskets

27 International Service u Chairperson – Terry Holly –Encourages and fosters the advancement of understanding and goodwill among people of the world. F Winnipeg Goodwill Weekend F International Scholarships F Humanitarian Projects –Honduras Trip

28 Youth Service u Co Chairs – Claudette Holly & Patty Knight –empowering youth to serve in their communities and internationally with their Rotary club sponsors. F Interact F RYLA (Rotary Youth Leaders Award) F 4-Way Test Essay F Club Scholarships F Cub Scouts

29 Board of Directors President:Theresa Bilben Vice President:Vacant Past President:Skip Duchesneau President Elect:Ineke Leer Secretary:Mary Beth MacFarlane Treasurer:Brad Spry and the following Directors: Krista Hansen, Jeff Holly and Tamara Pederson A new board is elected to take office on July 1 of each year. All positions in Rotary are one year terms that change on July 1.

30 Committee Chairs  Rotary Foundation – Ineke Leer  Membership – Greg Smith  Sergeant at Arms – Bert Carlson  Youth Exchange – Alice Groth  Fundraising – Joe Sherman  Webmaster – Vacant  Public Relations – Mike Nelson

31 Awards for Walker Rotary Walker has received many accolades over the past few years. Here are a few: u Best Club in District u Community Service Award u Presidential Citation u International Project Award

32 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 GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

33 The Privileges in Rotary u The privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS: –in our local community –in neighboring cities and towns –throughout the USA –around the entire world

34 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.

35 Your Obligations in Rotary Participation u To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents: –in community work –in fellowship and social functions –in club and district activities.

36 Your Obligations in Rotary Attendance u Attendance at the weekly meetings is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 60% is expected. u You can easily maintain your attendance levels by making up at another Rotary club meeting, participating in club service projects, and activities.

37 Your Obligations in Rotary Financial u Initiation Fee $30.00 u Annual Dues $130.00/year F Prorated at $10.40/month u Meals $8.00/meal u Weekly Drawing (opt) $1.00/week u Foundation Donations $100.00/year u Happy DollarsVaries with level of happiness

38 New Member Checklist 1. Attend Orientation Meeting 2. Read two or more RI booklets 3. Attend one of the following: u Fellowship Activity u Board Meeting u Committee Meeting u Project Activity

39 New Member Checklist 4. Complete one or more F Serve as a greeter F Give a talk at a meeting F Participate in a service project 5. Make up a meeting at another club 6. Extend Rotary to others F Invite a guest F Propose a new member

40 New Member Checklist 7. Experience the internationality of Rotary F Host a Youth Exchange student F Host a Group Study Exchange member F Host a Rotarian from another country F Invite a non-Rotarian to apply for a Group Study Exchange

41 New Member Checklist 8. Attend one or more district meetings F District Conference F District Assembly F Foundation Seminar 9. Choose a committee to serve on 10. Accept an assignment on a committee

42 Websites Rotary International u F Members –New Members Orientation Responsibility Get Involved (District Info)

43 Websites Walker Rotary u District 5580 u

44 Welcome to the Walker Rotary Club Welcome to the Walker Rotary Club


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