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2 This is Rotary

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5 Rotary is an International Organization u There are 532 Districts in more than 200 countries throughout the world. u Our club, Phoenix Arcadia Sunrise Rotary Club, is in District u The District covers northeastern third of Arizona.

6 u Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. - but each club is an autonomous group. President Dong Kurn Lee u Annually each District elects a District Governor Governor Donald LaBarge

7 In the beginning… u The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. Rotary Founder Paul Harris

8 - thus the name Rotary. u There are currently about 33,000 clubs with 1.2 million members. 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

9 Women in Rotary u In 1987 women were admitted to Rotary. u Today, over 15% of Rotarians worldwide are women. u 78% of clubs admit women as members with over 2300 having women serving as presidents. u For the Rotary year there are 63 women District Governors.

10 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”.

11 Phoenix Arcadia Sunrise Rotary Club Our Children, Our Future

12 Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) History u Founded July 1,1988 –Completing 20 years of Rotary Service u Two founding members still Active: –Dave Demaine –Mike Burke u 10 different meeting places: –Royal Palms Inn (three different times) –Arizona Country Club –The Springs of Scottsdale –The Phoenician Resort –The Velvet Turtle –Hermosa Inn –Mountain Shadows Resort –Vincent’s on Camelback

13 Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) History u Of 20 past and current Presidents: –Six are women –Two served twice –One made really dumb jokes u Dave Demaine has either been Secretary or Treasurer 12 times during the 20 years u Charter member Norma Taylor-Rodrique served as 5510 District Governor u We have hosted or sponsored: –Five incoming GSE teams (20 PARC households) –Three Gift of Life recipients and families –Two Exchange Students –Three Ambassadorial Scholars –One World Peace Fellow –One Interact Club –One Rotaract Club (co-sponsor)

14 Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) Projects u Arizona Gift of Life –Providing open-heart surgery to needy children u Medical Home Project –Medical care for needy children who do not qualify for KidsCare or AHCCCS u Ambassadorial Scholar --Annalyn Censky, Czech Republic –To further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas u RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) –Rotary's leadership training program for young people

15 Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club (PARC) Projects u St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance –Non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry u Wesley Community Center –Dedicated to empowering and assisting families in the south- central Phoenix community of Nuestro Barrio u St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Families –Provided holiday gifts for two needy families—10 people u Adopt A Street Cleanup –Indian School & 56 th Street cleanup

16 The Rotary Foundation “World Peace through Understanding”

17 The Rotary Foundation

18 PHF & Benefactors u Many PARC Rotarians and spouses are Benefactors of the Permanent Fund. u About 20 are Paul Harris Fellows. u Many donate a small amount each quarter when paying dues.

19 Phoenix Arcadia Rotary 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. –PARC Rotarians have hosted visiting teams and sponsored team members.

20 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. –PARC has hosted a Youth Exchange Student. Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Exchanges

21 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;

22 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;

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

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

25 Rotary has traditionally implemented the object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service…

26 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.

27 in 2006 that changed. u RI recommended and PARC adopted a club management model based on integrating efforts across the traditional Four Avenues of Service boundaries.

28 Board of Directors The Board of Directors of PARC are made up of the Officers and Committee Chairs: OFFICERS: u President u President-elect u VP of Service Projects u Secretary u Treasurer u Sergeant of Arms

29 Board of Directors The Board of Directors of PARC are made up of the Officers and Committee Chairs: COMMITTEE CHAIRS: u Membership u Service Projects u Public Relations u Foundation u Club Administration

30 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?

31 The Privileges in Rotary u The Privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS: –in your community –in neighboring cities and towns –around the world

32 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.

33 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 Flagstaff May 14-17, 2009.

34 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 make-up at another Rotary Club within 14 days before or after a missed meeting; or by attending a PARC, District or RI event.

35 Membership There are two types of membership in a Rotary Club: u Active u Honorary

36 Membership Prospective members must : u Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position u Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement u Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements u Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area

37 Above all, Rotary is Fun u A service club should be fun to be a part of even when the work is tiresome. u PARC 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.”

38 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!

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