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Mansfield Rotary Club NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION.  To Gain An Appreciation For and Understanding of Rotary  To Recognize and Understand the Responsibilities.

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1 Mansfield Rotary Club NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

2  To Gain An Appreciation For and Understanding of Rotary  To Recognize and Understand the Responsibilities of Membership  To Provide Information That Will Help You To Be a Successful Rotarian

3  Throughout the First Six Months  Maintain 80% Attendance  Meet all Your Club Fellow Rotarians Individually  First Month  Attend Orientation  Complete Paperwork  Complete Online Orientation/Learn Website  Learn Mansfield Club Organization Chart/Avenues of Service  Placement/Involvement on a Committee  Second Month  Serve as Greeter/Set Up and Take Down Meeting Room  Participation in a Service Opportunity  Third Month  Give a Classification Talk  Lead Pledge/4-Way Test  Fourth Month  Identify a New Member Prospect (discuss with Membership Committee)  Makeup/Visit Another Rotary Club  Fifth Month  Attend a Board Meeting  Sixth Month  Presented Permanent Blue Badge

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5 The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

6 Rotary is made up of three parts: At the heart of Rotary are the Clubs, which are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action. Rotary International (RI) supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives. A new theme is identified annually. The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, charitable arm of RI, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world. Together, Rotary Clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

7 Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. Annually, each district elects a district governor. Visit: Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang Taiwan Rotary Year: July 1 to June Theme

8  Website:

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10  Object of Rotary  The Four-Way Test  Five Avenues of Service (red badge requirement)

11  FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;  SECOND: High ethical standards in business & 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 & professional persons united in the ideal of service. 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:

12 Of the things we think, say, or do … First… Is it the TRUTH? Second… Is it FAIR to all concerned? Third… Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Fourth … Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

13 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Community Service International Service Youth ServicesVocational Service Club Service (red badge requirement)

14  Club Service  Focus is on strengthening the club by achieving its goals through strong relationships and an active membership development plan.  Vocational Service  Rotarians serve others by contributing their expertise to the problems and needs of society and by practicing high ethical standards.  Community Service  Rotarians participate in activities that make the community a better place in which to live by finding ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities.  International Service  Rotarians foster the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world and promote humanitarian efforts around the globe.  Youth Services  Recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

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16 (red badge requirement)

17  Male & female business owners, managers and professionals interested in fellowship with other members of the local business community and a desire to serve the overall community in ways that require the talents and efforts of many people.  Membership is by invitation & approval only.

18  A new board is elected to take office on July 1 of each year.  All Officer and Director positions in Mansfield Rotary are one year terms that change on July 1st.  Board of Directors meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at City Hall. (red badge requirement)

19  Read the Materials in Your Orientation Packet  You received this when you were inducted  Complete Red Badge Requirements (New Member program)  Meet Financial Obligations  Attend Meetings  Sponsor New Member  Read and Make Use of Various Communication Media  Participate in Community Events & Projects  Honor the Four-Way Test in all your decision making  HAVE FUN!

20  One Time Fees Initiation Fee: $  Recurring Dues & Other Fees Dues: $ Annually  Rotary Foundation Contribution: $ Annually-voluntary  Literacy Project Assessment $44.00 annually  Dues are billed on a quarterly basis at $  Invoice is sent to your address

21  Weekly attendance is a condition of membership, with make- ups available throughout the country and the world!  Meetings: Every Tuesday at Spring Creek BBQ, 12:00 -1:00  There are many club members who have sustained 100% attendance for years!  At least 75% attendance is expected. (red badge requirement)  Make-ups are available through a variety of means and must be completed 2 weeks before or after the missed meeting:  E-Club One (www.rotaryeclubone.org)www.rotaryeclubone.org  Visit another club (red badge requirement)  Participate in Rotary-sponsored community events/activities  Notify Club Secretary upon completion of meeting makeup

22  Go to: and there’s a link at the bottom of the page for proposing a new member

23  There are many opportunities for involvement:  Membership Activities  Public Relations Assistance  Service Projects  Rotary Foundation Projects  Scholarship Projects  It is up to you to pursue participation on committees (red badge requirement)

24  Meals on Wheels  Noon Meeting Greeter  Student of the Month  Adopt-A-Street  Foreign Exchange Student  Community Gardens  U.S. Flag Project  Rotary Youth Leadership Award  Four-Way Test Speech Contest  Blood Drive  Rotary Awareness Day

25  Bicycles for Attendance  Rifle Raffle  Christmas Party Planning  Feed by Grace  Miles for Meredith  Christmas Caroling  MISD Scholarships  Literacy Project  Habitat for Humanity  Mansfield Beautification  New Fundraiser Projects

26  Chartered April 3, 1984

27  In 1917 at first convention in Atlanta, Rotary established an endowment.  Each year Foundation funds:  Over 1,200 Ambassadorial Scholarships for study abroad.  Over 150 international projects  Ex. PolioPlus generated $500 million to end polio  Over 150 International Volunteers  Over 300 Group Study Exchanges  Peace programs that explore conflict resolution  Contribution of $1,000 or more over time earns the Paul Harris Fellow designation.

28  The world’s first service club  Paul Harris founded Rotary in Chicago on February 23, 1905  In 1911, Rotary became international establishing clubs in Canada, England and Ireland  Comparable to the U.N.  1.2 million members  34,000+ clubs  200+ countries  546 districts Rotary Motto “Service above Self” Universally: “ Never say no ” Rotary Motto “Service above Self” Universally: “ Never say no ” Paul P. Harris Rotary Future 481,000+ Kids & Young Adults Interact Ages 12 to 18 Rotaract (Rotary in Action) Ages 18 to 30 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Rotary Future 481,000+ Kids & Young Adults Interact Ages 12 to 18 Rotaract (Rotary in Action) Ages 18 to 30 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

29 History of Rotary

30 From the years , Paul Harris was raised by his New England Grandparents with values of tolerance toward all. He gained his law degree in 1891 and had a wide variety of jobs before settling down in Chicago to practice law. From the years , Paul Harris was raised by his New England Grandparents with values of tolerance toward all. He gained his law degree in 1891 and had a wide variety of jobs before settling down in Chicago to practice law First Rotary club organized in Chicago, Illinois, USA 1905 First Rotary club organized in Chicago, Illinois, USA 1908 Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA 1908 Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA 1910 First Rotary convention held in Chicago, Illinois, USA 1910 First Rotary convention held in Chicago, Illinois, USA 1912 The Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, becomes the first club outside the United States to be officially chartered. (The club was formed in 1910) 1912 The Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, becomes the first club outside the United States to be officially chartered. (The club was formed in 1910) 1917 Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation, established 1917 Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation, established Way Test formulated by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor Way Test formulated by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor 1945 Forty-nine Rotarians help draft United Nations Charter in San Francisco 1945 Forty-nine Rotarians help draft United Nations Charter in San Francisco History of Rotary

31 1989 Rotary opens membership to women worldwide 1989 Rotary opens membership to women worldwide 1990 Rotary Club of Moscow chartered first club in Soviet Union 1990 Rotary Club of Moscow chartered first club in Soviet Union 1994 Western Hemisphere declared polio-free 1994 Western Hemisphere declared polio-free 1999 Rotary Centers for International studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution established 1999 Rotary Centers for International studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution established 2000 Western Pacific declared polio-free 2000 Western Pacific declared polio-free ,000 th Rotary club chartered ,000 th Rotary club chartered 2002 Europe declared polio-free; first class of 70 Rotary Peace Scholars begin study 2002 Europe declared polio-free; first class of 70 Rotary Peace Scholars begin study 2003 Rotarians raise more than $118 million to support the final stages of polio eradication 2003 Rotarians raise more than $118 million to support the final stages of polio eradication 2005 Rotary celebrates centennial in Chicago, Illinois, USA 2005 Rotary celebrates centennial in Chicago, Illinois, USA History of Rotary

32 9 Evolution of the Rotary Wheel Logo Today

33 But It Cannot Be Done Without You as a Committed Rotarian!

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