Presentation on theme: "Rotary International District 5810 North Central Texas, USA"— Presentation transcript:
1 Rotary International District 5810 North Central Texas, USA WELCOME TO ROTARY!Rotary InternationalDistrict 5810North Central Texas, USA
2 www.allenrotary.org www.rotary5810.org www.rotary.org Contact Us
3 Purpose of this Presentation To introduce you to the world of Rotary.Inform you of the requirements for membership.Inform you of the cost of being a member.Allow you to determine if you want to be a Rotarian.
6 Rotary’s Guiding Principles Four basic principles guide Rotarians in achieving the ideal of service and high ethical standards:Object of RotaryClassification PrincipleAvenues of ServiceThe 4-Way Test
7 Object of RotaryFirst formulated in 1910, 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:FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
9 ClassificationClassification is based on the founders' paradigm of choosing cross-representation of each business, profession, and institution within a community.
10 What is Classification? A classification describes either the principal business or the professional service of the organization that the Rotarian works for or the Rotarian's own activity within the organization.
11 Why a Classification System? Rotary uses a classification system to:Establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the community's business, vocational, and professional interests among membersDevelop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects
12 Examples of Classifications High schoolsBankingInsurance agencyPharmaceuticalUniversitiesEye surgeryPetroleum-distribution
21 The 4-Way TestCreated in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.
22 Of the things we think, say or do What is The 4-way Test?Of the things we think, say or doIs it the TRUTH?Is it FAIR to all concerned?Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
23 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: Object of RotaryVocational ServiceThe 4-Way TestManual of ProcedureRotary E-Learning Center
25 Rotary InternationalRotary International, the association of Rotary clubs, assists the 1.2 million Rotarians and more than 32,000 Rotary clubs around the world in advancing the Object of Rotary.
26 The Structure of RIRotarians belong to Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs make up districts. All Rotarians, clubs, and districts together make up Rotary International.
27 Rotary ClubsThe Rotary club is the most essential part of Rotary. It is the Rotary club that unites members who are dedicated to providing service to their local communities and communities abroad. Without clubs, the work of Rotary would not be possible.
28 Rotary DistrictsClubs are assigned to a district based on geographic location. Districts exist solely to help Rotary clubs advance the Object of Rotary.
29 History of Allen Rotary Club Chartered May 26, 1978Constitution and Bylaws available on request
30 Allen Noon Rotary Club Officers Selected by President-ElectApproved by Board of DirectorsVoted on by Club MembersRotation of Club OfficersTreasurerSecretaryPresident ElectPresidentParticipation in Officer Rotation is open to any Member!
32 Allen Rotary Club Committee & Subcommittees ClassificationsMembershipMember DevelopmentRotary InformationCommunity DevelopmentCommunity ServiceEnvironmental ProtectionHuman DevelopmentInternational Service ExchangePartners in ServiceRotary VolunteersVocational ServiceWorld Community ServiceYouthCoats for KidsAlumniAnnual GivingGrantsGroup Study Exhange (GSE)Permanent FundPolioPlusScholarshipsPublic RelationsPhotographer (Ron Stenlake)AttendanceClub BulletinFellowship ActivitiesMagazinePrograms (Wayne Hinton)CaterersFacilities
33 District 5810This is our District which is located in North Central Texas and is made up of 3,200 plus Rotarians in more than 60 Rotary Clubs.
34 How do districts help clubs? Districts expand fellowship between Rotarians and build on these relationships to foster service. Districts offer a variety of programs, like Group Study Exchange and Rotaract, that help clubs expand their service opportunities to the local community and communities abroad.In addition, districts support clubs through training programs and recognition programs.
35 District ProgramsExamples of district-based service programs, training programs, and recognition programs include:Multidistrict World Community Service projectsRotary Friendship ExchangeDistrict assemblyDistrict membership seminarDistrict Rotary Foundation seminarRI Service Above Self AwardPresidential Citations
36 The District Structure District leadership plays an important role in ensuring the future success of the district and of Rotary International.Each year, the clubs of a district nominate a Rotarian to serve as their district governor. The elected governor oversees the entire district by providing leadership and support to clubs and Rotarians.The district governor appoints Rotarians to serve as assistant governors, district committee members, and district trainers.
37 District Governor The responsibilities of a district governor include: Organizing new clubsStrengthening existing clubsPromoting membership growthPromoting cordial relations among clubs and between the clubs and RIIssuing a monthly letter to each club president and secretary
38 Assistant GovernorsAssistant governors help provide support to their assigned clubs by:Meeting with and assisting club presidents-electAttending each club assemblyVisiting each club regularlySuggesting ways to enhance Rotary developmentIdentifying and encouraging the development of future district leaders
39 District CommitteesDistrict committees exist to help carry out the goals of the district by addressing areas like membership development and public relations. District committees also serve as a resource to club committees and coordinate service projects for clubs such as Youth Exchange and Matching Grants projects.
40 District Committees The eight recommended district committees include: Membership developmentExtensionFinanceOn-going district-level programs (e.g. Interact, Rotary Community Corps)Public relationsDistrict conferenceThe Rotary FoundationRI Convention promotion
41 District TrainersThe district trainer works with the governor to develop and conduct training for the:Presidents-elect training seminarDistrict assemblyDistrict team training seminarDistrict leadership seminarRotaract leadership trainingOther training events in the district as appropriate
42 Support areas of RIThe mission of Rotary International is to support its member clubs in fulfilling the Object of Rotary by fostering unity among clubs, strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world, communicating worldwide the work of Rotary, and providing a system of international administration. Rotary International accomplishes this support through:• RI Board of Directors• RI staff• The Rotary Foundation• RI publications
43 The Board of DirectorsThe Board of Directors governs Rotary International and establishes policy for the entire organization.
44 RI StaffRI staff, commonly referred to as the Secretariat, administers the day-to-day operations of Rotary. RI staff provides administrative support to clubs and districts, works on promoting Rotary through public relations, Rotarian training, and service programs, and also offers a variety of community service networking opportunities, like the World Community Service Projects Exchange Database.
45 The Rotary FoundationThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International provides clubs and districts with project support through grant programs and educational programs. The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary’s Mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace.
46 PublicationsRotary International produces a variety of publications to help support clubs and districts, including:The Official Directory, which contains a list of all clubs, names and addresses of their presidents and secretaries, meeting times and places, and additional informationTHE ROTARIAN and the Rotary World Magazine Press, which provide all Rotarians with Rotary newsRotary World, which provides club presidents and secretaries with up-to-date Rotary information
47 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: Rotary E- Learning CenterAdministrative ServicesNews and Information
49 Attendance Requirement One of the responsibilities of membership in a Rotary club is fulfilling the minimum attendance requirement.
50 Purpose of AttendanceThe purpose of the attendance requirement is to foster fellowship among club members.Attending club meetings is your opportunity to make new friends and keep in touch with established friends.Meetings also keep you in touch with the current events of your club, district, and Rotary International.
51 Attendance CreditAs explained in the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, each member must meet the following conditions to satisfy the attendance requirement:Attend or make up at least 60% of regular Rotary club meetings in each half of the year.Attend at least 30% of their club’s regular meetings in each half of the year.A member may not miss or fail to make up four consecutive meetings.
52 Attendance for a Meeting You must be present for at least 60% of a club meeting for it to count towards the attendance requirement.For example, at a 60 minute meeting, you would need to be present for at least 36 minutes.45 min15 min30 min
53 Attendance at Your Club You also need to attend at least 30% of your own club’s regular meetings in each half of the year.For example, if your club holds 26 regular weekly meetings in a half year, you must attend at least 8 of these meetings.
54 Make-upsIf you cannot attend a club meeting, there are many ways you can still receive attendance credit. According to Art. VIII, Section 1 of the Club Constitution, these include:Attending a meeting of another clubAttending a meeting of a Rotaract or Interact club or Rotary Community CorpsAttending certain district or RI meetingsParticipating in a club-sponsored eventAttending a club board or service committee meeting with authorization of the club board
55 Make-up CreditIn order to get attendance credit, you must attend a make-up meeting or event within 14 days before or after the regular time of your missed meeting.
56 Meetings of Other Clubs You can make up at clubs all around the world. Making up a meeting at another club is an opportunity to:Meet a new group of Rotarians.Observe how another club operates.Share information about your club.Make international contacts for club projects.
57 Finding Other Rotary Clubs To locate a club for a make up meeting, you can use the online club locator or the Official Directory. Your club secretary should have a copy of the Official Directory.Be sure to ask the club secretary to sign a card or note as proof of your attendance. If you do not have a signed document your club may not give you attendance credit for the visit.
58 Rotaract, Interact, or RCC Attending the meeting of a Rotaract club, Interact club, or Rotary Community Corps is a great way to explore these RI programs.To locate these clubs in your area contactClub leadershipDistrict Rotaract committee chairDistrict Interact committee chairDistrict Rotary Community Corps committee chair
59 District or RI Meetings Attendance can be made up if you attend one of the following district or RI meetings:District conferenceDistrict assemblyDistrict committee meeting (at request of the district governor)RI committee meetingRI ConventionRotary zone institute
60 Club-sponsored Events Supporting the service work of your club by participating in one of the following club-sponsored events can also count as a make-up.Club service projectClub-sponsored community eventOther club meetings or events as authorized by the club boardCheck with your club secretary to see what other club events count as make-ups.
61 Board or Committee Meetings Just as you can receive attendance credit for serving RI through district and RI committees, serving your club through holding a seat on the club board or in an assigned club committee can count as a make-up, if authorized by the board.
62 Excused Absences Absences may be considered excused if The absence complies with the conditions and under circumstances approved by your club’s board. The board may excuse an absence for reasons it considers to be good and sufficient.The sum of the member’s years of membership and age equals 85 or more. That member can request the club’s board make an exception to the attendance requirement. The member must notify the club secretary in writing regarding their desire to be excused from attendance.Note: An excused absence does not provide attendance credit.
63 TerminationFailure to meet the attendance requirement may result in termination of membership if the member fails toAttend or make-up at least 60% of club meetings in each half of the yearAttend 30% of their own club’s regular meetings in each half of the yearAttend or make-up four consecutive meetings
64 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: Manual of ProcedureRotary E-Learning Center
66 Menu of Service Opportunities The Menu of Service Opportunities is a recommended list of service priorities for clubs and districts. The Menu of Service Opportunities helps Rotary clubs focus on specific areas of concern to all Rotarians when planning service projects.
67 Menu of Service Opportunities Literacy and NumeracyChildren at RiskPreserve Planet EarthUrban ConcernsDisabled PersonsHealth CareInternational Understanding and GoodwillPopulation IssuesPoverty and Hunger
68 Literacy and NumeracyRotary clubs are encouraged to support literacy projects, such as reading to children, teaching adult literacy classes, and working with education professionals to improve literacy in schools.
69 Children at RiskRotarians are encouraged to focus their attention and resources on vulnerable and troubled children. Rotary clubs worldwide are working to provide education, housing, and a safe, secure environment for needy children.
70 Preserve Planet EarthRotarians are encouraged to live environmentally conscious lifestyles, to increase the number and diversity of environmental service projects carried out by clubs, and to promote awareness of the critical environmental issues affecting their communities and the planet.
71 Urban ConcernsRotarians are encouraged to focus attention on areas of concern to all communities, including community terrorism, gun violence, domestic violence, ethnic and religious intolerance, unemployment, lack of recreational facilities, hunger, and homelessness.
72 Disabled PersonsRotarians are encouraged to help prevent disabilities through measures taken against malnutrition, environmental pollution, inadequate prenatal and postnatal care. Additionally, Rotarians work on barriers to employment, providing job training to persons with disabilities.
73 Health CareRotarians initiate health care prevention and education projects. Working on many fronts, projects provide access to health care, build supportive environments, teach healthy choices, and prevent diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, malaria, or tuberculosis.
74 International Understanding and Goodwill International Understanding and Goodwill encourages Rotary clubs, in both their local communities and communities abroad, to promote peace and goodwill through club-to-club contacts, international service projects, peace programs, and cultural and educational exchanges.
75 Population IssuesMany Rotary clubs focus on projects that help the global problem of sustainable development. Rotarians are asked to undertake projects that directly impact population growth and sustainable development.
76 Poverty and HungerRotarians are encouraged to conduct service projects to help conquer poverty and hunger in communities around the world.
77 Resources Communities in Action Menu Of Service Opportunities The following resources are available on the RI Web site:Communities in ActionMenu Of Service OpportunitiesRotary E-Learning Center
79 Mission StatementThe mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
80 Your FoundationYour Foundation operates because of both Rotarian involvement and Rotarian financial contributions
81 Programs and FundingRotarians support The Rotary Foundation through participation and financial contributions. The Rotary Foundation programs include:Humanitarian ProgramsEducational ProgramsPolioPlusSupport for these programs comes from:Annual Programs FundThe Permanent Fund
82 Programs: Humanitarian The Humanitarian Grants Program provides grants to fund club and district service projects in local and international communities.
83 Humanitarian GrantsMatching Grants support Rotary clubs and districts as they work with international partners to address humanitarian conditions that benefit communities in need.Volunteer Service Grants support the travel of Rotarians planning or implementing international service projects.District Simplified Grants support the service activities or humanitarian endeavors in which districts engage in local and international communities.
84 How To Participate in Humanitarian Grants Initiate a Matching Grant project.Sponsor an Individual Grant recipient.Ask your district to support a local project with a District Simplified Grant.
85 Programs: Educational Educational Programs provide funding for students, faculty, and young professionals to serve abroad.
86 Educational ProgramsGroup Study Exchange provides a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young professionals.Ambassadorial Scholarships provide opportunities for students to study abroad and serve as ambassadors of goodwill.Rotary Centers for International Studies provide opportunities for scholars to study international relations and peace and conflict resolution.Rotary Grants for University Teachers provide opportunities for higher education faculty to teach at colleges and universities in developing countries.
87 How To Participate in Educational Programs Sponsor a scholarship application to compete at the district level.Host a visiting GSE team member in your home or business.Recommend alumni for membership.Invite a current scholar or alumnus to speak to your club.
88 Programs: PolioPlusRotary's priority program supports global efforts to eradicate polio.
89 PolioPlus FundingIn 1985, Rotary launched PolioPlus, one of the most ambitious humanitarian programs ever undertaken by a private-sector organization. Today, the world is on the threshold of eradicating the poliovirus.The need for funding remains the largest obstacle to completing the eradication process. Rotary International has launched a large fundraising campaign to help fully eradicate the poliovirus.
90 How To Participate in PolioPlus Support the PolioPlus Partners Program.Promote awareness of Rotary's polio eradication efforts in the media.Contribute to the Polio Eradication Fundraising Campaign.
91 Financial SupportRotarian contributions fund The Rotary Foundation programs. Gifts can be made to two funds:The Annual Programs Fund is the primary source of support for the Educational and Humanitarian programs of The Rotary Foundation. Gifts of any size are welcome.The Permanent Fund secures the future of programs for tomorrow. The principal is never spent but a portion of the interest earnings are directed to programs each year. The Permanent Fund is built primarily through bequest gifts and outright gifts of US$10,000 or more.
92 Annual Programs FundBecause the Annual Programs Fund is spent in full each year, it must be continually replenished.Every Rotarian is asked to become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member by making a contribution of US$100 or more every year to the Annual Programs Fund.All gifts to the Annual Programs Fund also count toward Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
93 SHARESHARE is the system which districts use to participate in Rotary Foundation Programs.Rotary clubs are organized into units known as districts. Foundation contributions are tabulated by district.Each district's contributions to the Annual Programs Fund are split, with 50 percent going to the district (to its District Designated Fund or DDF), which can be used for a program of the district’s choice, and 50 percent going to The Rotary Foundation (known as the World Fund or WF), which funds programs for which every district may apply.
94 Your Foundation Makes a Difference Rotarian financial support and active involvement result in:Vaccinations against polioClean drinking waterEducationInternational understandingFoster careLife-saving surgery and medical care
95 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: Rotary Foundation FactsRotary Foundation Quick Reference GuideRotary Foundation Annual ReportRotary E-Learning Center
97 About Rotary ProgramsRotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace.Nine Structured Programs help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process.
98 The Programs Interact Rotaract Rotary Community Corps Rotary FellowshipsRotary Friendship ExchangeRotary VolunteersRotary Youth Leadership AwardsWorld Community ServiceYouth Exchange
99 InteractInteract is a service club for young people ages Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Interact clubs give young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.
100 RotaractRotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 to 30. Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs conduct community and international service projects, and participate in professional and leadership development activities.
101 Rotary Community Corps A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of non-Rotarian men and women who share Rotarians' commitment to service. Under the guidance of a sponsoring Rotary club, RCC members put their own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their communities.
102 Rotary FellowshipsRotary Fellowships are groups of Rotarians organized by recreational or vocational interests. Rotary Fellowships unite Rotarians in friendship and service, the exchange of ideas, and the pursuit of international understanding.
103 Rotary Friendship Exchange Rotary Friendship Exchange provides Rotarians the opportunity to experience other cultures by staying in the homes of Rotarians in other countries. The program advances international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing interclub relationships.
104 Rotary VolunteersThe Rotary Volunteers program increases Rotarian participation in volunteer activities by providing service opportunities in a volunteer’s local community and communities abroad. At the international level, two directories are available to match registered Rotary Volunteers with service projects.
105 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards In the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, young people ages 14-30, chosen for their leadership potential, attend a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss and practice leadership skills. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and organize the event.
106 World Community Service Through the World Community Service program, Rotarians conduct community service projects to meet human needs and improve lives. Clubs in need of help to complete a project partner with a club abroad willing to provide funds, materials, and technical and professional assistance.
107 Youth ExchangeYouth Exchange is an international exchange program that provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures, beginning a lifetime of international understanding.
108 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: Communities in ActionRI Programs SectionRotary E-Learning Center
109 The Responsibility of Each Rotarian Public Relations:The Responsibility of Each Rotarian
110 "In the promotion of understanding, it is important to reach large numbers – non-Rotarians as well as Rotarians – and you cannot reach large numbers privately."– Paul Harris, founder of Rotary
111 Club Public RelationsPublic relations (PR) strengthens awareness of club activities for the general public and club members. It is the responsibility of each Rotarian to promote the good work of Rotary by:Wearing a Rotary pin everydayUnderstanding and discussing the Object of Rotary and Rotary programs and activitiesSharing the good works of the club and Rotary with non-Rotarians through personal and professional contacts
112 Benefits of Public Relations Effective public relations for your club will help:Recruit new members and volunteersRetain current members as they see that their efforts make a differenceRaise the club’s profile in the community and increase its service potential
113 Public Relations Activities Club activities that attract media attention include:Service projects that meet a community need or highlight a larger news trendAn international service project supported by your clubProjects that involve local youthAn account of life in another culture by an Ambassadorial Scholar Group Study Exchange team memberStories with a strong visual element
114 Public Relations Resources Each club can develop outreach material to promote their club and Rotary:BrochuresWeb sitesNews releasesFact sheets
115 Public Relations Resources Rotary International also provides public relations tools. These include:Publications and brochuresPublic service announcements (PSAs)RI Web site
116 Outreach MaterialsA news release, brochure, fact sheet, or Web site should answer the following questions:WhoWhatWhereWhenWhyHowIt is also important to always include the club’s contact information.
117 RI ResourcesRotary International provides PR training materials and outreach tools to promote Rotary. These include:PR TrainingEffective Public Relations: A Guide for Rotary Clubs (257-EN)Public Relations: Make it Work for You (video, 269-EN)Regionalized Fact Packs (389, 390, 391, 392-EN)PR Tips, a bi-weekly newsletterPR ToolsCentennial Promotion Kit (602-EN)Rotary Fact Pack (267-EN)Public service announcements (print, radio, and video)This is Rotary (001-EN)
118 Public Service Announcements Rotary International provides public service announcements (PSAs) in print or video. These PSAs promote the work of Rotary and The Rotary Foundation. PSAs help put a face on those who benefit from club service projects. They are a powerful membership recruitment tool.
119 RI Web SiteThe Effective Public Relations section of the RI Web site offers:PR Tips, a twice monthly newsletterRI fact sheetsPress release templates that can be customizedKey Rotary messagesInformation on PR awards
120 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site: Public Relations Download CenterRotary graphics and photographsCentennial downloadsRotary News BasketRotary E-Learning Center
121 A Global Network of Community Volunteers Rotary InternationalWeb Site TourA Global Network of Community VolunteersEXIT
122 The RI Web site includes up-to-date information about events, programs, and general Rotary and Foundation information.Contents include:Discussion forumsPublications for order or free downloadMember AccessOnline trainingEXIT
123 E-Learning Tour of rotary.org This e-learning module will help you familiarize yourself with the RI Web site’s contents and features.Throughout this e-learning module, you will have the opportunity to enter the live rotary.org Web site. To return to this module, click the back button in your Web navigation toolbar.EXIT
124 RI Home PageThe RI home page, is the starting point to navigate the RI Web site. The Web site is continuously evolving and changing.Over 7 million people visit the site each year, and about 10 million files are downloaded each year. On average, over 600,000 visitors come to rotary.org every month.EXIT
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130 Club Locator highlights Search the Club Locator activity link to find the meeting time and place of any Rotary Club. The database is updated weekly.Club Locator highlightsVisit an E-ClubNarrow your search or search by city, club, or district.EXIT
131 DiscussThis activity link allows you to visit RI Discussion Rooms. This international forum, to share knowledge and ideas, links Rotarians globally.Register by entering a user name and password.EXIT
132 Contact UsThis activity link allows you to contact RI and Foundation staff members if you have any questions, comments, or need support forAdministrationMembership DevelopmentRI ProgramsWeb, Publications, or Public RelationsScholarshipsTrainingEXIT
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134 Ten Main Rotary Sections The RI Web site’s main navigation bar features ten main Rotary sections.EXIT
135 About RotaryThe About Rotary section features RI information, including the mission statement, strategic plan, calendar, and other highlights.About Rotary navigation options are displayed along the left-hand side of the screen.View the latest Rotary news.About Rotary highlightsEXIT
136 Membership highlights The Membership section features information and resources for prospective, new, and continuing members.Membership navigation options are displayed along the left-hand side of the screen.Membership highlightsSubscribe online to the Membership Minute newsletter.EXIT
137 The Rotary FoundationThe Rotary Foundation section links to local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.The Rotary Foundation navigation options are displayed along the left-hand side of the screen.View the latest news on The Rotary Foundation.Participate and contribute to the Every Rotarian, Every Year effort.EXIT
138 RI ProgramsThe RI Programs section links to the nine structured programs and service opportunities that help clubs and districts achieve their service goals.Many RI programs have an newsletter. Click on a program and subscribe online.Access the World Community Service (WCS) Projects Exchange Database.EXIT
139 View Rotary feature stories. NewsroomThe Newsroom section features publications, downloads, and press center features, as well as advertising information. This page is updated daily. Access the latest news onPolio and Foundation ProgramsRI Programs and Service ProjectsEventsAnnouncementsView Rotary feature stories.EXIT
140 EventsThe Events section features the latest information about RI events, such as the annual RI Convention that takes place around the world. Register online and download forms and promotional materials.Events navigation options are displayed along the left-hand side of the screen.Link to RI Convention’s Host Organization Committee Web site and research events in advance.Events highlightsEXIT
141 Club-District Support The Club-District Support section provides resources for officers and all Rotarians.Navigation options are displayed along the left-hand side of the screen.Access updated Board information.Club-District Support highlightsEXIT
142 TrainingThe Training section provides support for those who lead Rotary as well as those who train Rotary leaders. AccessRI manuals for free downloadTraining tipsTraining Talk newsletterTraining Best Practices DatabaseTraining highlightVisit the Rotary E-Learning Center for independent study of RI information.EXIT
143 Access language downloads Many RI publications and forms are available for download in the following categories:Presidential MaterialsMembershipThe Rotary FoundationRI ProgramsNewsroomEventsClub-District SupportTrainingGraphicsAccess language downloadsThe necessary software is needed to open downloaded files.EXIT
144 A Tool for Club Presidents and Secretaries Member AccessMember Access is a tool for Rotarians to make contributions and manage subscriptions. Club and district officers have access to additional records and reports. To register, you will needYour district’s numberYour club’s numberYour membership ID numberA valid addressMember AccessA Tool for Club Presidents and SecretariesEXIT
145 Resources For more information on the RI Web site Go toContact RI Staff.Visit the Rotary E-Learning Center.EXIT
146 Cost of Membership Club dues District dues Rotary International dues MealsSpecial eventsContributions to Rotary Foundation
147 Qualifications for Membership You must be currently or previously actively engaged in the business or profession in which you are classified in the club.You must have a place of business or residence located in the locality of the club or the surrounding area.You may not be a member of any similar community or service clubs which would substantially reduce your opportunity to comply with the obligations of membership.
148 Qualifications for Membership You must be of good character and good business and professional reputation.You must be willing and able to attend club meetings. (60% attendance is required during each 6 month period)You must be willing and able to pay the dues required for club membership.
149 What do you do now?If you are interested in being considered for membership in a Rotary Club, please talk with the person who gave you this disk.
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