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Rotary Club of Hall County

2 Orientation Agenda Welcome & Rotary Overview Orientation Materials
Objectives Scope of Rotary Guiding Principles The Four Way Test History of the Rotary Club of Hall County Club Leadership District 6910 Financial Responsibilities The Rotary Foundation Georgia Rotary Student Program End of Year Celebrations Attendance Rotary Communication Expectations

3 Orientation Materials
New Member Folder including: Getting Started in Rotary This is Rotary The ABC’s of Rotary You & Your Rotary Foundation How to Propose a New Member Every Rotarian / Every Year Brochure New Member Checklist (Red Badge Program) Personal Facts Sheet for the Club Database List of Club Officers, Directors and Committee Assignments What is Rotary GRSP Brochure Presenter: Be sure to explain each of these brochures and show them a copy. We should have copies in our Rotary Box and all of these will be in each New Rotarian’s Orientation Folder that they will receive once they have been approved and attend a Fireside Chat.

4 Objectives of Orientation
Appreciation and Understanding Responsibilities Answer Any Questions Final Decision Presenter: Be sure to explain that we won’t have all the answers to all the questions in this presentation but feel free to ask at any time, their sponsor, the Board of Directors, President, Membership Director any questions they may have. The more informed Rotarian the More Engaged Rotarian!

5 Proposal Process A member sponsored your application.
Classification Committee verified your occupation and agreed that You hold an important position in your organization. You are an outstanding leader in your vocation. Membership Committee verified your personal reputation, both in business and in the community. Board of Directors approves your application for membership. Club membership approves you as a new Rotarian after your name has been presented to membership for one week. Presenter: Be sure to explain that it is important that the proposal process be adhered to. We would like the prospect to come to at least 2 meetings to visit the Rotary club but there are NO guarantees that he/she will be voted in the club. It must go through the proposal process. Also, since they were asked to join Rotary it is now their obligation to find someone that would serve in the club as a good standing Rotarian. Each Rotarian should bring in one new member each year.

6 Rotary is … The world’s first service club Comparable to the U.N.
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 leaders 29,968 clubs 530 Districts 163 countries “Service above Self” Universally: “Never say no”

7 Guiding Principles The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service High ethical standards worthiness and dignifying of all occupations Application of the ideal of service to personal, business, and community life Advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a united fellowship

8 Rotary Standard of Excellence: The Four 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? Presenter: Be sure to explain that Rotary is a highly ethical organization and we ask that all Rotarians make their decisions keeping the 4-Way text in mind. We suggest that they have a copy in their office and place a copy on their wall to tell their customers that all decisions are made using the 4-way test.

9 History of the Rotary Club of Hall County
Chartered as an evening club – Rotary Club of Hall County Sunset. Name changed to Rotary Club of Hall County on November 1, 2012 Chartered June 30, 2009 with 22 members Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Gainesville Charter President, Past District Governor Lona Pope Presenter: Be sure to explain that although our club is new it is built on a rich foundation and they too will leave a legacy by becoming an active member of the club and becoming engaged. It is important that they select a committee that they want to serve on and ask to be placed there for the remainder of the year. If a Rotarian comes in and only attends the meeting they are not engaged and will eventually leave the club. Retention is very important.

10 Presidents The Rotary Club Hall County
PDG Lona Pope, Charter President Jean Cornett, President Kim Waters, President Melody Marlowe, President Dianne Cammarata, President Pat Freeman, President Paula Phillips, President Sonja McLendon, President Carroll Todd, President Elect

11 The Rotary Club of Hall County 2015-2016 Officers & Directors
Sonja McLendon, President Carroll Todd, President Elect Paula Phillips, Immediate Past President Lisa McCormick, Secretary Melody Marlowe, Treasurer Louise Caudell, Club Administration Dianne Cammarata, Membership Ralph Taylor, Public Relations Lona Pope, Club Service Michael Lancaster, The Rotary Foundation Presenter: Be sure to explain that the Rotary year is July 1 – June 30 each year and that the officers change each year from RI down to the club that is why continuity is very important. Officers and Directors are voted on each Fall/Winter for the new year.

12 District Involvement David Stovall, 1994-1995 District Governor
RI Theme, Be A Friend 2001 Council on Legislation Delegate 2004 International Assembly Training Coordinator , Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, RI Zone 34 Lona Pope, District Governor RI Theme, Lend a Hand 2010 Council on Legislation Delegate Vice-Chair – Training Peach State PETS Dianne Cammarata, District Governor RI Theme, Service Above Self District Trainer The Rotary Foundation Chair, District 6910 Kim Waters, District Governor Elect,

13 District 6910 Governor Alan Smith, District Governor 2015-2016
Presenter: Be sure to explain that there is 3 District in the State of Georgia 6910 is our District / 6900 and 6920 are the other two districts. This is a map of our District with 71 clubs and over 3,400 Rotarians in District 6910.

14 District 6910 Officers District Governor Alan Smith, R/C Thomson Future District Governors: Kim Waters, R/C Hall County, David W. Cooper, R/C Conyers Lee Hemmer, R/C Gainesville, Assistant Governor Presenter: Be sure to explain that District Officers Change each year as well but we have selected 2 – 3 Future District Governors, again working promoting continuity.

15 Be a Gift to the World Rotary International Theme 2015-2016 K. R
Be a Gift to the World Rotary International Theme K. R. Ravindran, Sri Lanka President Presenter: Be sure to explain that the theme changes each year and is announced each Jan/February at the International Assembly where the new incoming District Governor goes to train before his/her year begins as District Governor.

16 Financial Responsibilities
*Initiation Fee (one time) – $100 Per Year: Meals – Dues (RI & District) Club Service Fee Rotary Foundation GRSP Social Events & Convention - as attended Total = $1, annually Club Dues are collected each Quarter Quarterly dues are $ after initiation fee.

17 The Rotary Foundation “OUR” Rotary Foundation
Making a Difference Across the World Paul Harris Fellowship Sustaining Members Benefactors Bequest Society Major Donors Presenter – Be sure to explain each one of these catagories and how they work.

18 Paul Harris Fellowship
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 over US$1 Billion to end polio to date 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. Each member to be a Sustaining Member w/ $25 qtrly.

19 Georgia Rotary Student Program
GRSP Mission Statement Promote peace through understanding. Encourage the exchange of cultural and social experiences. Advance the ideals of Rotary. Create opportunities for friendship. Envision a world where peace is a reality. Anne Aaby Hansen, Denmark Presenter: Be sure to tell a little about the GRSP Foundation that each of us give $100 every year and that in the future we hope to help sponsor a student to attend a college in our area and be represented in our club.

20 GA Rotary Student Program
Founded in 1946 by Georgia Rotarian Will Watt of Thomasville. GRSP awards scholarships to over 90 international students for study in Georgia’s colleges for one year. Scholarship contributes to the cost of tuition, books, room, meals and allowance for incidentals. Not related to the Rotary Foundation. Contribution of $1,000 or more over time earns the Will Watt Fellow designation. Each member to be a Sustaining Member w/$25 qrtly.

21 End of Year Celebrations
District 6910 Conference Savannah, Georgia 15-17 April 2016 Rotary International Convention Seoul, South Korea 29 May – 1 June 2016 Presenter: Be sure to explain that District Conference is FUN and will help New Rotarians to understand Rotary on a much broader scope. International Convention does the same thing on a larger scale and is eye opening to any Rotarian if it is your first time to attend or your 20th, you will always learn something new at either the District Conference or RI Convention.

22 Rotary Protocol: Attendance
Weekly attendance is a condition of membership, with make-ups available throughout the county, Atlanta and the world! There are many club members that have sustained 100% attendance for years! At least 50% attendance to be done at Hall County club. Make-up +/- 14 days E-Club One ( Clubs in Hall Co - 3 You can find a club anywhere you travel in the world Obtain a make-up slip from club or e-club visited Presenter: Be sure to explain that each Club Board constitutes what is a Make-up. So often if you are doing something in the community through the name of Rotary or for the club you can request a make-up from the Board of Directors of the club.

23 Rotary Communication Weekly Club eBulletin
Rotations, District Newsletter The Rotarian, RI Magazine Web Sites: Rotary Club of Hall County District 6910 Rotary International Facebook Presenter: Be sure to explain that all these forms of communication will only enlighten the New Rotarian or Old Rotarian on what is going on not only in our club but in our District and in the Rotary world. Visit the web sites often to learn more about Rotary.

24 Rotarian Action Groups
A Rotarian Action Group is an autonomous group of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who are experts in a particular field, such as microcredit or water and sanitation. Group members share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects.

25 Rotarian Fellowships Interested in a particular subject? Visit the group's website or them to learn more.  Learn more at

26 Expectations Paul Harris Sustaining (TRF) Member $25 quarterly Will Watt Sustaining (GRSP) Member $25 quarterly Benefactor Program Red Badge Program (New Member program) Meet Financial Obligations Attendance Sponsor new member Honor the 4 Way Test in all your decision making HAVE FUN!

27 It’s Up To YOU!


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