Presentation on theme: "NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION"— Presentation transcript:
1NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION Rotary Club of Hall County
2Orientation Agenda Welcome & Rotary Overview Orientation Materials ObjectivesScope of RotaryGuiding PrinciplesThe Four Way TestHistory of the Rotary Club of Hall CountyClub LeadershipDistrict 6910Financial ResponsibilitiesThe Rotary FoundationGeorgia Rotary Student ProgramEnd of Year CelebrationsAttendanceRotary CommunicationExpectations
3Orientation Materials New Member Folder including:Getting Started in RotaryThis is RotaryThe ABC’s of RotaryYou & Your Rotary FoundationHow to Propose a New MemberEvery Rotarian / Every Year BrochureNew Member Checklist (Red Badge Program)Personal Facts Sheet for the Club DatabaseList of Club Officers, Directors and Committee AssignmentsWhat is RotaryGRSP BrochurePresenter: 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.
4Objectives of Orientation Appreciation and UnderstandingResponsibilitiesAnswer Any QuestionsFinal DecisionPresenter: 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!
5Proposal Process A member sponsored your application. Classification Committee verified your occupation and agreed thatYou 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 Rotarianafter 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.
6Rotary is … The world’s first service club Comparable to the U.N. Paul Harris founded Rotary in Chicago on February 23, 1905In 1911, Rotary became international establishing clubs in Canada, England and IrelandComparable to the U.N.1.2 million leaders29,968 clubs530 Districts163 countries“Service above Self”Universally: “Never say no”
7Guiding PrinciplesThe development of acquaintance as an opportunity for serviceHigh ethical standards worthiness and dignifying of all occupationsApplication of the ideal of service to personal, business, and community lifeAdvancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a united fellowship
8Rotary 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.
9History 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, 2012Chartered June 30, 2009 with 22 membersSponsored by The Rotary Club of GainesvilleCharter President, Past District Governor Lona PopePresenter: 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.
10Presidents The Rotary Club Hall County PDG Lona Pope, Charter PresidentJean Cornett, PresidentKim Waters, PresidentMelody Marlowe, PresidentDianne Cammarata, PresidentPat Freeman, PresidentPaula Phillips, PresidentSonja McLendon, PresidentCarroll Todd, President Elect
11The Rotary Club of Hall County 2015-2016 Officers & Directors Sonja McLendon, PresidentCarroll Todd, President ElectPaula Phillips, Immediate Past PresidentLisa McCormick, SecretaryMelody Marlowe, TreasurerLouise Caudell, Club AdministrationDianne Cammarata, MembershipRalph Taylor, Public RelationsLona Pope, Club ServiceMichael Lancaster, The Rotary FoundationPresenter: 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.
12District Involvement David Stovall, 1994-1995 District Governor RI Theme, Be A Friend2001 Council on Legislation Delegate2004 International Assembly Training Coordinator, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, RI Zone 34Lona Pope, District GovernorRI Theme, Lend a Hand2010 Council on Legislation DelegateVice-Chair – Training Peach State PETSDianne Cammarata, District GovernorRI Theme, Service Above SelfDistrict TrainerThe Rotary Foundation Chair, District 6910Kim Waters, District Governor Elect,
13District 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.
14District 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 GovernorPresenter: 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.
15Be 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 PresidentPresenter: 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.
16Financial Responsibilities *Initiation Fee (one time) – $100Per Year:Meals –Dues (RI & District)Club Service FeeRotary FoundationGRSPSocial Events & Convention - as attendedTotal = $1, annuallyClub Dues are collected each QuarterQuarterly dues are $ after initiation fee.
17The Rotary Foundation “OUR” Rotary Foundation Making a Difference Across the WorldPaul Harris FellowshipSustaining MembersBenefactorsBequest SocietyMajor DonorsPresenter – Be sure to explain each one of these catagories and how they work.
18Paul 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 projectsEx. PolioPlus generated over US$1 Billion to end polio to dateOver 150 International VolunteersOver 300 Group Study ExchangesPeace programs that explore conflict resolutionContribution of $1,000 or more over time, earns the Paul Harris Fellow designation.Each member to be a Sustaining Member w/ $25 qtrly.
19Georgia Rotary Student Program GRSP Mission StatementPromote 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, DenmarkPresenter: 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.
20GA 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.
21End of Year Celebrations District 6910 ConferenceSavannah, Georgia15-17 April 2016Rotary International ConventionSeoul, South Korea29 May – 1 June 2016Presenter: 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.
22Rotary 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 daysE-Club One (www.rotaryeclubone.org)Clubs in Hall Co - 3You can find a club anywhere you travel in the worldObtain a make-up slip from club or e-club visitedPresenter: 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.
23Rotary Communication Weekly Club eBulletin Rotations, District NewsletterThe Rotarian, RI MagazineWeb Sites:Rotary Club of Hall CountyDistrict 6910rotary6910.orgRotary Internationalrotary.orgFacebookPresenter: 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.
24Rotarian 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.
25Rotarian FellowshipsInterested in a particular subject? Visit the group's website or them to learn more. Learn more at
26ExpectationsPaul Harris Sustaining (TRF) Member $25 quarterlyWill Watt Sustaining (GRSP) Member $25 quarterlyBenefactor ProgramRed Badge Program (New Member program)Meet Financial ObligationsAttendanceSponsor new memberHonor the 4 Way Test in all your decision makingHAVE FUN!