Member Orientation You only have one chance to make a first impression Orientation Process – Monthly Orientation Meetings – Fireside Chats – Mentor Program
Red Badge Blue Badge 1.Join an available committee 2.Attend a new member orientation 3.Greet at a weekly meeting at least twice 4.Help with the raffle at least twice 5.Give the inspiration at a weekly meeting at least once 6.Attend a Board of Directors meeting 7.Participate in at least one service project 8.Attend the meeting of another Rotary club 9.Attend a fellowship event 10.Learn the Rotary guiding principles and the 4-Way Test
Member Retention Monica Boner Sergeant-at-Arms
Member Retention Focus on existing members. Rotary is about caring for people… internally and externally.
Member Retention Retention Programs – Celebrate membership milestones – 100% attendance – Contacting absent members – Birthdays – Members in the News – Website Re-Orientation
Upcoming Fellowship Events Mojito Max’s – FRIDAY, July 15 Picnic in September
Financial Status Current: $0 Historically, we have gotten some funding from the Rotary Foundation of Washington, DC.
Pending Projects Turkey - Breast cancer (Future Vision, maternal health) Glynis $5,000 Future Vision Project Nepal – Rain Water Harvesting (water and sanitation) Razu $1000 Non-FV Russia - Sunrise Linguistics School (Basic Education and Literacy) Ted $1,000 Non-FV India - Gift of Life (disease prevention and treatment) Balraj $1,000 Non-FV
Review of Transition Procedures to Future Vision Strengthen impact of club projects Sharpen focus of overall grants activity Transfer more decision making locally Partner with other organizations Simplify grants processing Increase visibility and image ForAllRotarians/Pages/elearning.aspx
WCS Resources FV Transition Committee Project Leaders External Funds Monthly fundraising Activities Active Foundation involvement Remote Partners
Looking Ahead What are the immediate next steps? Redesign The Future Vision Committee Members’ Active Participation Become one of the most active clubs in the District with Global grants Present members with a monthly report of Future Vision Activity Invite interested members to a Future Vision Training workshop
Rotary Scholarships Jennifer Hara Secretary
Rotary Scholarships Graduate School Programs Peace Fellowship Rotary Youth Exchange How Can You Volunteer?
Graduate School Programs Future Vision Global Grant Scholarship focus on one of six areas – Peace and conflict resolution/prevention – Disease prevention and treatment – Water and sanitation – Maternal and child health – Basic education and literacy – Economic and community development. Applications due to our Club: early to mid- Summer
Peace Fellowship Specific Rotary-sponsored institutions that you must attend—six total Applications due to our Club early to mid- Spring
Youth Exchange High School program Applicants cannot be a relative of a current Rotary member
Public Relations & Community Outreach Alex Sharayera Committee Chair
What We’re Doing Use new and existing DC Rotary programs to increase awareness Promote the Rotary philosophy in the local community Work with Membership Committee Explore District PR grant Promote Centennial Year
How We’ll Do It Guest speakers Targeted public relations Develop media relationships Work with other Rotary clubs Embrace new media Invite the press Letters to the Editor Member network
What’s New This Year? Howard Davis
What’s New This Year? Centennial Year Membership Public Relations