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2 Welcome to Rotary! But what is Rotary?

3 An organization of… Rotary Clubs who’s members are business, professional and community leaders, that volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace.

4 Started on February 23, 1905 by Paul Harris and 3 of his friends They wanted an organization of honest businessmen with integrity. Their purpose was to form friendships, help each other in business and serve the community They allowed only one person from each business or profession They rotated their meetings from place to place each week. Their first service project was public toilets on Main Street in Chicago

5 Rotary First Four Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris

6 Am I a member of Rotary International?

7 NO

8 Relationship: The Object of Rotary and The Five Avenues of Service Slide A1-16 What is the correct way to say the Four Way Test?

9 "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?" Slide A1-17

10 Rotary Motto He Profits Most Who Serves Best Service Above Self

11 Rotary Structure Over 33,000 clubs worldwide Clubs are grouped in Districts- average District 55 clubs Districts (537) are grouped in Zones (34)

12 34 Zones ClubsDistricts

13 The District – a Definition  A geographical territory in which Rotary clubs are associated for RI administrative purposes Purpose  It exists solely to help the individual Rotary club. What are some of the duties of the DG? Slide A1-8

14  Required: District Assembly* District Conference P.E.T.S.* *(Attendance required of PE)  Other Meetings: District Foundation Seminar District Membership Seminar District Leadership Seminar Mid Year Review What is the Mission of Rotary International? District Meetings Slide A1-13

15 Support its member clubs in fulfilling the Object of Rotary by:  Fostering unity among member clubs  Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world  Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary  Providing a system of international administration The Mission of Rotary International Slide A1-14 Where is the headquarters of R.I.? What are the constitutional documents of R.I.? What meetings does R.I. hold?

16 Headquarters in Evanston, Il Manual of Procedure International conventions – Bangkok. Thailand, May 6 – 9, 2012 – Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-26, 2013 – Sydney, Australia, June 1-4, 2-14 The International Assembly and Rotary Zone Institutes Council on Legislation (every three years) – Chicago, Illinois April 21-26, 2013 Slide A1-15

17 You are a member of the Rotary Club of ______#_____ We are in District 5890 Zone 21b beginning July 2009

18 Who are the Bosses? Club Presidents and Club Boards District Governor and Assistant Governor, District Officers Zone Coordinators RI Board of Directors (19)

19 Club, District and RI Officers are elected Yearly RI Directors are elected every 2 years

20 Lets Talk About……. Types of Membership Membership Qualifications Classification System Attendance Requirements Financial Responsibility Termination of Membership

21 Types of Rotary Members  Active Member  Honorary Member What are some qualifications for an active member? An Honorary member? Slide B4-8

22 1.Active: Character Professional/manager/owner Non-gender Classification Locality of club Has discretionary time 2. Honorary: Meritorious Service Supporter of Rotary’s cause Why do we have a classification system? Slide B4-9

23 The Classification System To Assure Diversity The classification system belongs to the club. It is based on: the business you are in; "What you do for a living," the principal activity of the business.  Five members are permitted to have the same classification in a club unless the club has more than 50 members in which up to 10% of the membership may hold the same classification. Slide B4-10

24 45 min 30 min Attendance Rules 1. A member should not miss 4 consecutive meetings without make up or without good and sufficient reason. Exceptions: a. A temporary leave of absence may be granted for circumstances. (Who grants this?) b. In cases of illness which is serious enough to preclude a member from attending the regular meetings 2. You must be present for 60% of each meeting to receive credit for the meeting. 15 min Slide B4-17 Continue Next Page

25 Attendance Rules 3. You must attend or make up at least 50% of your Club's scheduled meetings in each semi-annual period 4. Thirty percent of your attendance must be at your own Club. How does one make up a missed meeting? Slide B4-18

26 Make Ups When must a meeting be made up? What constitutes a make up? When a member attends: -a club sponsored community event -a club board meeting -a committee meeting -District and RI events What is a leave of absence? What is the rule of 85 as it pertains to attendance? Make up on line at Slide B4-19

27 The Red Badge Program Not designed to make new members do crazy things for admission into Rotary Designed to help build your knowledge and understanding of Rotary and its significance throughout our community, the District and the world

28 Requirements to be a Member Pay dues to Clubs Attendance – 1. Must maintain 50% attendance semi- annually 2. Must attend home club at lease 30% semi-annually Make-up missed meetings

29 Financial Responsibility of a Rotarian Your annual Club dues will include: $51.00 per year for RI dues $ 2.00 per year for Council on Legislation $12.00 per year for Rotary Magazine $ 5.44 per year for liability insurance $70.44 Total RI Yearly dues per member + $25.00 Per Year District Dues per member RI dues are paid semi-annually (July 1 and January 1) and district dues are paid annually (July 1)

30 Club Operating Fund Used for club and meeting expense only. Funds raised by fundraisers should never be used for club expenses unless you advertise that proceeds from a fundraiser can go to club operating expenses.

31 Termination Rules Reasons for possible termination by the club board: Failure to pay dues Members ceases to have qualifications for membership Terminated by 2/3 vote of board Resignation Slide B4-21

32 What if we want to change Rotary? Can we? How do we?

33 Council on Legislation Meets every 3 years 1 Representative from every district Legislation submitted by Clubs to their District If District approves legislation by majority of voting club delegates Legislation goes to RI Board If Board approves, it goes before Council for vote

34 The Rotary Foundation 1917 Rotary International President Arch C. Klump “We need to create a endowed fund for the purpose of doing good in the world”

35 1917 Arch C. Klumph, Sixth President of R.I. Proposed Foundation at 1917 Convention 1917First contribution: $26.59 by Rotary Club of Kansas City 1947Death of Paul Harris; $1.3 million given in his honor 1982Endowment for World Understanding and Peace established (Now called the Permanent Fund) 1985 Polio Plus Program adopted 1994 Over $517 million given to TRF since 1917 2003TRF now receiving over $100 million each year 2007 Annual Program Fund Goal is set at $120 million How does the Foundation work? Slide A3-5

36 Slide A3-29 Slide A3-30

37 Slide A3-6 What are the two major programs of the TRF?

38 The Two major Programs of TRF Educational Programs Humanitarian Programs  Ambassadorial Scholarships  Group Study Exchanges  Rotary Centers for International Studies  PolioPlus Program  Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants  Matching Grants  District Simplified Grants Slide A3-7

39 Let’s make it more confusing… ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

40 Life of a Paul Harris Contribution $1000 $500 DistrictTRF Spent 3 Years Later Slide A3-24 Continue Next Page

41 Up to 20% The Share System Life of a Paul Harris Contribution Three Years After Given Educational Programs Ambassadorial Scholarships Extra GSE team University Teaching Grant Humanitarian Programs District Simplified Grants Matching Grants PolioPlus Foundation Programs GSE team 3-H Grants Matching Grants Individual Grants $500 Slide A3-25

42 The Annual Programs Fund The Annual Programs Fund is financed primarily by Paul Harris Fellowships: All money given to this Fund is invested for three years. There are five levels of Paul Harris recognition: TRF Sustaining Member…………..$100 to 999 / year Paul Harris Fellow.....................….. $1,000 to 1,999 total Paul Harris Society Member………$1,000 plus / year Multiple Paul Harris Fellows...........$2,000 plus total Major Donor………………………. $10,000 plus total Note: TRF goal is for Every Rotarian to contribute $100 Every Year. What is the Sustaining Paul Harris program? Slide A3-23

43 Let’s make it more confusing… Annual Fund Permanent Fund ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

44 Let’s make it more confusing… Annual Fund Permanent Fund Polio Plus ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

45 Not really confusing at all! Annual Fund - Our Checking account

46 Not really confusing at all! Permanent Fund - Savings Account

47 Polio Plus Fund Eradicating Polio Worldwide The Plus Bill Gates Challenge

48 Programs Funded by TRF Group Study Exchange Matching Grants 3-H Grants Ambassadorial Scholarships World Peace Scholarships Polio Plus University Teacher’s Grants All projects start in Rotary Clubs just like yours!

49 The Key to Retaining YOU as a New Members Involve YOURSELF!  Ask to be assigned to serve on an active committee  Ask to be assigned a reliable mentor Educate YOURSELF! How does your club educate both new and old Rotary members?-Share with the group Slide B4-16

50 Slide A1-4

51 Congratulations!

52 You are a Rotarian!

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