5Rotary is an International Organization There are 532 Districts in more than 200 countries throughout the world.Our club, Phoenix Arcadia Sunrise Rotary Club, is in District 5510.The District covers northeastern third of Arizona.
6President Dong Kurn Lee Governor Donald LaBarge Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world.President Dong Kurn LeeAnnually each District elects a District GovernorGovernor Donald LaBarge- but each club is an autonomous group.
7Rotary FounderPaul HarrisIn the beginning…The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris.
8Rotary FounderPaul HarrisIn the beginning…The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris.- thus the name Rotary.There are currently about 33,000 clubs with 1.2 million members.The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members
9Women in Rotary In 1987 women were admitted to Rotary. Today, over 15% of Rotarians worldwide are women.78% of clubs admit women as members with over 2300 having women serving as presidents.For the Rotary year there are 63 women District Governors.
10Service Above SelfRotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together — there needed to be a purpose.First project was public washrooms in downtown Chicago.Rotary became the world’s first “service club”.
11Phoenix Arcadia Sunrise Rotary Club Our Children, Our Future
12Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) History Founded July 1,1988Completing 20 years of Rotary ServiceTwo founding members still Active:Dave DemaineMike Burke10 different meeting places:Royal Palms Inn (three different times)Arizona Country ClubThe Springs of ScottsdaleThe Phoenician ResortThe Velvet TurtleHermosa InnMountain Shadows ResortVincent’s on Camelback
13Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) History Of 20 past and current Presidents:Six are womenTwo served twiceOne made really dumb jokesDave Demaine has either been Secretary or Treasurer 12 times during the 20 yearsCharter member Norma Taylor-Rodrique served as 5510 District GovernorWe have hosted or sponsored:Five incoming GSE teams (20 PARC households)Three Gift of Life recipients and familiesTwo Exchange StudentsThree Ambassadorial ScholarsOne World Peace FellowOne Interact ClubOne Rotaract Club (co-sponsor)
14Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) Projects Arizona Gift of LifeProviding open-heart surgery to needy childrenMedical Home ProjectMedical care for needy children who do not qualify for KidsCare or AHCCCSAmbassadorial Scholar --Annalyn Censky, Czech RepublicTo further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areasRYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)Rotary's leadership training program for young people
15Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) Projects St. Mary’s Food Bank AllianceNon-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungryWesley Community CenterDedicated to empowering and assisting families in the south-central Phoenix community of Nuestro BarrioSt. Vincent DePaul Christmas FamiliesProvided holiday gifts for two needy families—10 peopleAdopt A Street CleanupIndian School & 56th Street cleanup
16“World Peace through Understanding” The Rotary Foundation“World Peace through Understanding”
18PHF & BenefactorsMany PARC Rotarians and spouses are Benefactors of the Permanent Fund.About 20 are Paul Harris Fellows.Many donate a small amount each quarter when paying dues.
19Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Exchanges Group Study ExchangesTeams of one Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian business or professional young people visit the district for four to six weeks.PARC Rotarians have hosted visiting teams and sponsored team members.
20Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Exchanges Rotary Youth Exchange Program16-18 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.PARC has hosted a Youth Exchange Student.
21Object of RotaryThe 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:First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
22Object of RotarySecond. 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;
23Object of RotaryThird. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;
24Object of RotaryFourth. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
25Rotary has traditionally implemented the object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service…
26Club ServiceThose things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club.Vocational ServiceThe promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world.Community ServiceUrges every Rotarian to participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live.International ServiceEncourage and foster the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world.
27in 2006 that changed.RI recommended and PARC adopted a club management model based on integrating efforts across the traditional Four Avenues of Service boundaries.
28Board of Directors OFFICERS: President President-elect The Board of Directors of PARC are made up of the Officers and Committee Chairs:OFFICERS:PresidentPresident-electVP of Service ProjectsSecretaryTreasurerSergeant of Arms
29Board of Directors COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Membership Service Projects The Board of Directors of PARC are made up of the Officers and Committee Chairs:COMMITTEE CHAIRS:MembershipService ProjectsPublic RelationsFoundationClub Administration
30THE 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?
31The Privileges in Rotary The Privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS:in your communityin neighboring cities and townsaround the world
32The Privileges in Rotary The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community.The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding.The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocationthrough the common bond of Rotary.
33Your Obligations in Rotary ParticipationTo be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents:in community workin social functionsin Club and District activities.PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN Flagstaff May 14-17, 2009.
34Your Obligations in Rotary AttendanceAttendance at the weekly meetings is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 60% is expected.You can make-up at another Rotary Club within 14 days before or after a missed meeting; or by attending a PARC, District or RI event.
35Membership There are two types of membership in a Rotary Club: Active Honorary
36Membership Prospective members must : Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community positionHave demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvementBe able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirementsLive or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area
37Above all, Rotary is FunA service club should be fun to be a part of even when the work is tiresome.PARC strives to be a fun, young-at-heart club.Social events are offered regularly.We live up to RI Past President Hugh Archer’s theme: “Enjoy Rotary.”
38Remember you are Rotary! Participate for friendshipParticipate for serviceParticipate for fellowshipParticipate for knowledgeParticipate for international understandingRemember you are Rotary!