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1 Rotary International District 5810 North Central Texas, USA
WELCOME TO ROTARY! Rotary International District 5810 North Central Texas, USA

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.

4 Rotary’s Guiding Principles

5 First Guiding Principle
Object of Rotary

6 Rotary’s Guiding Principles
Four basic principles guide Rotarians in achieving the ideal of service and high ethical standards: Object of Rotary Classification Principle Avenues of Service The 4-Way Test

7 Object of Rotary First 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.

8 Second Guiding Principle

9 Classification Classification 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 members Develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects

12 Examples of Classifications
High schools Banking Insurance agency Pharmaceutical Universities Eye surgery Petroleum-distribution

13 Third Guiding Principle
Avenues of Service

14 Avenues of Service The Avenues of Service, based on the Object of Rotary, are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based.

15 What are the Avenues of Service?
There are four Avenues of Service: Club Service Vocational Service Community Service International Service

16 First Avenue of Service
Club Service Focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.

17 Second Avenue of Service
Vocational Service Encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.

18 Third Avenue of Service
Community Service Covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.

19 Fourth Avenue of Service
International Service Encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

20 Fourth Guiding Principle
The 4-Way Test

21 The 4-Way Test Created 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 do Is 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 Rotary Vocational Service The 4-Way Test Manual of Procedure Rotary E-Learning Center

24 Your Club, District, and RI

25 Rotary International Rotary 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 RI Rotarians belong to Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs make up districts. All Rotarians, clubs, and districts together make up Rotary International.

27 Rotary Clubs The 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 Districts Clubs 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, 1978 Constitution and Bylaws available on request

30 Allen Noon Rotary Club Officers
Selected by President-Elect Approved by Board of Directors Voted on by Club Members Rotation of Club Officers Treasurer Secretary President Elect President Participation in Officer Rotation is open to any Member!

31 Allen Rotary Club Committee & Subcommittees

32 Allen Rotary Club Committee & Subcommittees
Classifications Membership Member Development Rotary Information Community Development Community Service Environmental Protection Human Development International Service Exchange Partners in Service Rotary Volunteers Vocational Service World Community Service Youth Coats for Kids Alumni Annual Giving Grants Group Study Exhange (GSE) Permanent Fund PolioPlus Scholarships Public Relations Photographer (Ron Stenlake) Attendance Club Bulletin Fellowship Activities Magazine Programs (Wayne Hinton) Caterers Facilities

33 District 5810 This 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 Programs Examples of district-based service programs, training programs, and recognition programs include: Multidistrict World Community Service projects Rotary Friendship Exchange District assembly District membership seminar District Rotary Foundation seminar RI Service Above Self Award Presidential 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 clubs Strengthening existing clubs Promoting membership growth Promoting cordial relations among clubs and between the clubs and RI Issuing a monthly letter to each club president and secretary

38 Assistant Governors Assistant governors help provide support to their assigned clubs by: Meeting with and assisting club presidents-elect Attending each club assembly Visiting each club regularly Suggesting ways to enhance Rotary development Identifying and encouraging the development of future district leaders

39 District Committees District 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 development Extension Finance On-going district-level programs (e.g. Interact, Rotary Community Corps) Public relations District conference The Rotary Foundation RI Convention promotion

41 District Trainers The district trainer works with the governor to develop and conduct training for the: Presidents-elect training seminar District assembly District team training seminar District leadership seminar Rotaract leadership training Other training events in the district as appropriate

42 Support areas of RI The 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 Directors The Board of Directors governs Rotary International and establishes policy for the entire organization.

44 RI Staff RI 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 Foundation The 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 Publications Rotary 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 information THE ROTARIAN and the Rotary World Magazine Press, which provide all Rotarians with Rotary news Rotary 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 Center Administrative Services News and Information

48 Attendance

49 Attendance Requirement
One of the responsibilities of membership in a Rotary club is fulfilling the minimum attendance requirement.

50 Purpose of Attendance The 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 Credit As 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 min 15 min 30 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-ups If 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 club Attending a meeting of a Rotaract or Interact club or Rotary Community Corps Attending certain district or RI meetings Participating in a club-sponsored event Attending a club board or service committee meeting with authorization of the club board

55 Make-up Credit In 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 contact Club leadership District Rotaract committee chair District Interact committee chair District 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 conference District assembly District committee meeting (at request of the district governor) RI committee meeting RI Convention Rotary 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 project Club-sponsored community event Other club meetings or events as authorized by the club board Check 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 Termination Failure to meet the attendance requirement may result in termination of membership if the member fails to Attend or make-up at least 60% of club meetings in each half of the year Attend 30% of their own club’s regular meetings in each half of the year Attend or make-up four consecutive meetings

64 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site:
Manual of Procedure Rotary E-Learning Center

65 Menu of Service Opportunities

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 Numeracy Children at Risk Preserve Planet Earth Urban Concerns Disabled Persons Health Care International Understanding and Goodwill Population Issues Poverty and Hunger

68 Literacy and Numeracy Rotary 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 Risk Rotarians 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 Earth Rotarians 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 Concerns Rotarians 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 Persons Rotarians 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 Care Rotarians 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 Issues Many 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 Hunger Rotarians 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 Action Menu Of Service Opportunities Rotary E-Learning Center

78 The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

79 Mission Statement The 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 Foundation Your Foundation operates because of both Rotarian involvement and Rotarian financial contributions

81 Programs and Funding Rotarians support The Rotary Foundation through participation and financial contributions. The Rotary Foundation programs include: Humanitarian Programs Educational Programs PolioPlus Support for these programs comes from: Annual Programs Fund The 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 Grants Matching 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 Programs Group 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: PolioPlus Rotary's priority program supports global efforts to eradicate polio.

89 PolioPlus Funding In 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 Support Rotarian 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 Fund Because 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 SHARE SHARE 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 polio Clean drinking water Education International understanding Foster care Life-saving surgery and medical care

95 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site:
Rotary Foundation Facts Rotary Foundation Quick Reference Guide Rotary Foundation Annual Report Rotary E-Learning Center

96 Rotary International Programs

97 About Rotary Programs Rotary 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 Fellowships Rotary Friendship Exchange Rotary Volunteers Rotary Youth Leadership Awards World Community Service Youth Exchange

99 Interact Interact 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 Rotaract Rotaract 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 Fellowships Rotary 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 Volunteers The 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 Exchange Youth 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 Action RI Programs Section Rotary 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 Relations Public 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 everyday Understanding and discussing the Object of Rotary and Rotary programs and activities Sharing 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 volunteers Retain current members as they see that their efforts make a difference Raise 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 trend An international service project supported by your club Projects that involve local youth An account of life in another culture by an Ambassadorial Scholar Group Study Exchange team member Stories with a strong visual element

114 Public Relations Resources
Each club can develop outreach material to promote their club and Rotary: Brochures Web sites News releases Fact sheets

115 Public Relations Resources
Rotary International also provides public relations tools. These include: Publications and brochures Public service announcements (PSAs) RI Web site

116 Outreach Materials A news release, brochure, fact sheet, or Web site should answer the following questions: Who What Where When Why How It is also important to always include the club’s contact information.

117 RI Resources Rotary International provides PR training materials and outreach tools to promote Rotary. These include: PR Training Effective 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 newsletter PR Tools Centennial 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 Site The Effective Public Relations section of the RI Web site offers: PR Tips, a twice monthly newsletter RI fact sheets Press release templates that can be customized Key Rotary messages Information on PR awards

120 Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site:
Public Relations Download Center Rotary graphics and photographs Centennial downloads Rotary News Basket Rotary E-Learning Center

121 A Global Network of Community Volunteers
Rotary International Web Site Tour                                                                                A Global Network of Community Volunteers EXIT

122 The RI Web site includes up-to-date information about events, programs, and general Rotary and Foundation information. Contents include: Discussion forums Publications for order or free download Member Access Online training EXIT

123 E-Learning Tour of
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 Web site. To return to this module, click the back button in your Web navigation toolbar. EXIT

124 RI Home Page The 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 every month. EXIT

125 RI Home Page Features Rotary highlights
Learn more about the RI President’s emphases for the year. News highlights Press Center Polio Eradication EXIT

126 Rotary Language Communities
The Web site serves all nine Rotary language communities. The original English Web site is partly translated in eight languages. English French German Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Spanish Swedish EXIT

127 Activity Links The Web site has five activity links and an advanced
search option. Search Shop Contact Us Contribute Discuss Club Locator EXIT

128 For Rotarians and non-Rotarians
Contribute This activity link allows you to make an online contribution to help Rotary and its Foundation realize their dreams for the next 100 years. For Rotarians and non-Rotarians EXIT

129 Purchase RI emblem merchandise from licensed suppliers.
Shop This activity link allows you to shop the RI Catalog and the virtual shopping mall. Select purchases benefit The Rotary Foundation. Browse the RI Catalog for books, audiovisual programs, official club forms and supplies, RI publications, promotional materials, and more. Purchase RI emblem merchandise from licensed suppliers. EXIT

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 highlights Visit an E-Club Narrow your search or search by city, club, or district. EXIT

131 Discuss This 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 Us This activity link allows you to contact RI and Foundation staff members if you have any questions, comments, or need support for Administration Membership Development RI Programs Web, Publications, or Public Relations Scholarships Training EXIT

133 Search The search feature allows you to use key words such as “Rotary training” to search the RI Web site. EXIT

134 Ten Main Rotary Sections
The RI Web site’s main navigation bar features ten main Rotary sections. EXIT

135 About Rotary The 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 highlights EXIT

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 highlights Subscribe online to the Membership Minute newsletter. EXIT

137 The Rotary Foundation The 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 Programs The 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.
Newsroom The Newsroom section features publications, downloads, and press center features, as well as advertising information. This page is updated daily. Access the latest news on Polio and Foundation Programs RI Programs and Service Projects Events Announcements View Rotary feature stories. EXIT

140 Events The 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 highlights EXIT

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 highlights EXIT

142 Training The Training section provides support for those who lead Rotary as well as those who train Rotary leaders. Access RI manuals for free download Training tips Training Talk newsletter Training Best Practices Database Training highlight Visit 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 Materials Membership The Rotary Foundation RI Programs Newsroom Events Club-District Support Training Graphics Access language downloads The necessary software is needed to open downloaded files. EXIT

144 A Tool for Club Presidents and Secretaries
Member Access Member 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 need Your district’s number Your club’s number Your membership ID number A valid address Member Access A Tool for Club Presidents and Secretaries EXIT

145 Resources For more information on the RI Web site
Go to Contact RI Staff. Visit the Rotary E-Learning Center. EXIT

146 Cost of Membership Club dues District dues Rotary International dues
Meals Special events Contributions 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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