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1Knowing the Basics about Rotary First Look ....Knowing the Basics about Rotary
2Definition of Rotary Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, whoprovide humanitarian service, encouragehigh ethical standards in all vocations,and help build goodwill and peace in the world.There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians,members of more than 29,000 Rotary clubs in161 countries.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
3Derivation of the Rotary Name The name Rotary was chosen to reflect the custom, in the early days of the first Rotary Club in Chicago, of rotating the site of club meetings among the members' places of business. This rotation, an integral part of the founder's original concept, was designed to acquaint members with one another's vocations and to promote business, but the club's rapid growth soon made the custom impractical.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
4Object of RotaryThe Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the idealof service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular,to encourage and foster:FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognitionof the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying ofeach 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 andprofessional persons united in the ideal of service.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
5Avenues of Service in Rotary Since 1927, the program of Rotary has been carriedout on four Avenues of Service.These avenues are :Club serviceVocational serviceCommunity serviceInternational serviceKnowing the Basics about Rotary
6Getting to Know More About Avenues of Service in Rotary Club ServiceClub Service includes the scope of activities thatRotarians undertake in support of their club,such as serving on committees, proposingindividuals for membership, and meetingattendance requirements.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
7Getting to Know More About Avenues of Service in Rotary Vocational ServiceVocational Service focuses on the opportunitythat Rotarians have to represent their professionsas well as their efforts to promote vocationalawareness and high ethical standards in business.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
8Getting to Know More About Avenues of Service in Rotary Community ServiceCommunity Service includes the scopeof activities which Rotarians undertake toimprove the quality of life in their community.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
9Getting to Know More About Avenues of Service in Rotary International ServiceInternational Service describes the activitieswhich Rotarians undertake to advance internationalunderstanding, goodwill and peace.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
10The 4 Way Test Adopted by Rotary in 1943 Created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932when he was asked to take charge of a companythat was facing bankruptcy.One of the most widely printed and quoted statementsof business ethics in the worldHas been translated into more than a hundredlanguages and published in thousands of waysKnowing the Basics about Rotary
11The 4 Way Test "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?"Knowing the Basics about Rotary
12Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions Adopted by the Rotary International Council onLegislation in 1989.Its aim :To provide more specific guidelines for the highethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
13Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession,I am expected to:Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, tothe laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethicalstandards in my chosen vocation;Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, thepublic and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful tosociety;Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to workfor the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life inmy community;Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the publicconcerning my business or profession;Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage notnormally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
14Mission Statement of Rotary The mission of Rotary International is to assistand guide Rotarians and Rotary clubs to accomplishthe Object of Rotary, to ensure Rotary's continuingrelevance, and to help build a better world,emphasizing service activities by individuals andgroups that enhance the quality of life and humandignity, encouraging high ethical standards, andcreating greater understanding among all peopleto advance the search for peace in the world.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
15He Profits Most Who Serves Best Rotary Motto'sService Above SelfHe Profits Most Who Serves BestAdopted as official motto at the 1950 RI ConventionIn 1989, the RI Council on Legislation designated"Service above Self" as the principal motto.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
16The Rotary Wheel Rotary's first emblem was a simple wagon 1906The Rotary WheelRotary's first emblem was a simple wagonwheel representing civilization andmovement and was designed in 1905 byMontague Bear.1910In 1923, the present gear wheel with 24cogs and six spokes was adopted.A keyway to signify that the wheel wasa "worker and not an idler."At the RI Convention in 1929, royalblue and gold were chosen as theofficial colors.19131929Knowing the Basics about Rotary
17Membership in RotaryMembership in a Rotary club is by invitation and is based on the founder’s paradigm of choosing one representative of each business, profession and institution in the community.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
18The Classification Principle Used to ensure that the members of a club comprise a cross section of their community's business and professional life.Classification describes either the principal business or professional service of the organization that he or she works for or the individual Rotarian's own activity within the organization .Determined by activities or services to society rather than by the position held by the particular individual.Forsters a fellowship for service based on diversity of interest, and seeks to prevent the predominance in the club of any one group.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
19The Founder of RotaryPaul P. Harris, a lawyer, was the founder of Rotary,the world's first and most international service club.Paul P. HarrisBorn in Wisconsin, USA on April 19th, 1868On 23 February, 1905, Paul Harris formed thefirst club with three other businessmen,Silvester Schiele, a coal merchant;Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer;and Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailorNamed the new club "Rotary" becausemembers met in rotation at their variousplaces of business.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
20Rotary International and Other Organizations Rotary International has been collaboratingwith many civic and humanitarian organizationsas well as the government agencies of variousnations in its efforts to improve the human condition.An excellent example of what these partnershipscan accomplish can be found in Rotary's ambitiousPolioPlus program. Launched in 1985, in concertwith the World Health Organization,the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)and UNICEF.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
21Rotary International and Other Organizations Rotary International has been collaboratingwith many civic and humanitarian organizationsas well as the government agencies of variousnations in its efforts to improve the human condition.An excellent example of what these partnershipscan accomplish can be found in Rotary's ambitiousPolioPlus program. Launched in 1985, in concertwith the World Health Organization,the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)and UNICEF.Knowing the Basics about Rotary
22Club ServiceA First Look at Club Service, which is important to each Rotarian and important to the club.
23A very important part of Service Above Self for all Rotarians The Importance OfA very important part of Service Above Self for all RotariansAs a new member, when we think of “Service Above Self”, we can first find ways to serve by helping in our own club. Every club needs helpers and workers to get basic jobs done.
24To foster the successful administration of a Rotary Club The PurposeTo foster the successful administration of a Rotary ClubRotarians helping in Club Service make the club work smoothly…get basic jobs done.
25Scope of ActivitiesClub Service includes the scope of activities that Rotarians undertake in support of their club, such as serving on committees, proposing individuals for membership, and meeting attendance requirements.Club Service includes all those activities that make a club work well.
26CommitteesCommitteesClub Service is made up of several committees
27Classification Committee ClassificationsClassification CommitteeMaintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications.CommitteesThe Classification Committee keeps us aware of filled and unfilled classifications, keeps our roster up to date and reviews applications against the classification system.
28Membership Development Classification CommitteeMaintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications.CommitteesMembership Development CommitteeSeeks out new members for the roster’s unfilled classifications and proposes programs for achieving membership growth.Membership Development is key to helping the club attract new members
29Classification Committee Membership Development Committee Maintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications.Membership CommitteeJudges the personal qualifications of proposed members.CommitteesMembership Development CommitteeSeeks out new members for the roster’s unfilled classifications and proposes programs for achieving membership growth.This Committee actually reviews and processes the new member applications.
30Rotary Information Committees Classification Committee Maintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications.Membership CommitteeJudges the personal qualifications of proposed members.CommitteesMembership Development CommitteeSeeks out new members for the roster’s unfilled classifications and proposes programs for achieving membership growth.Rotary Information CommitteeProvides information about Rotary to both current and prospective members.This committee does the orientation of new members, and plans ways to help educate all members about Rotary
31Attendance Sub Committees Attendance - Promotes good attendance. This committee works to maintain good attendance from all Rotarians
32This committee plans the fellowship activities of the club. Attendance - Promotes good attendance.Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members.Sub CommitteesThis committee plans the fellowship activities of the club.
33A key committee planning programs for every week’s meetings. Attendance - Promotes good attendance.Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members.Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings.Sub CommitteesA key committee planning programs for every week’s meetings.
34Public Relations Sub Committees Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members.Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings.Sub CommitteesPublic Relations – Informs the community about Rotary.Public Relations Committee keeps the community informed about our club and the projects we undertake in the community
35Magazine Sub Committees Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members.Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings.Sub CommitteesPublic Relations – Informs the community about Rotary.Magazine – Creates interest in THE ROTARIAN and promotes gift subscriptions, especially during Magazine Month (April).This committee tries to create interest in the official magazine of Rotary
36Club Bulletin Sub Committees Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members.Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings.Sub CommitteesPublic Relations – Informs the community about Rotary.Magazine – Creates interest in THE ROTARIAN and promotes gift subscriptions, especially during Magazine Month (April).Club Bulletin – Helps plan and produce the club bulletin.This committee prepares the weekly club bulletin
37Committee ChairsAll club committee chairpersons should maintain close contact with the key officers of the clubAll committee chairs stay in close contact with key officers of the club
38Rotarians support their club by getting involved in Club Service Member SupportRotarians support their club by getting involved in Club ServiceEvery Rotarian is expected to be involved in Club Service.
39Membership and our Rotary Club Membership and our Rotary Club. Membership. A Rotary Club is as strong and vital as its membership is strong and vital. Membership Development is a very important priority for our Rotary club.
40RI Past President Herb Brown… “…the single most effective way we can strengthen our ability to do good in the world is to increase club membership…”RIPP Herb Brown said it well. In order for our club to be effective as a club, effective in our community and effective in the world, we must work to insure our membership is strong. When we bring a good new member into our club, or when we encourage a club member to really become involved, we strengthen Rotary in our world.
41Getting and Keeping Members A Rotary Club’s greatest challengeRequiring constant attention from club leadershipNeeds involvement of club membersIn fact, getting and keeping good members is one of the greatest challenges facing our Rotary Club today. And we face it every year! Our club leadership must make plans for membership development an important part of their agenda throughout the year. And just as important, each of us as club members must also be fully aware of the importance of membership development. Getting and keeping good members must be a priority.
42In the past Our Clubs enjoyed net growth each year New clubs were formed in significant numbersHistorically, our Rotary Clubs enjoyed net growth year after year. And added to that, new clubs were formed in significant numbers. Rotary saw year after year of solid membership growth.
43But these last few years Our membership growth has required extraordinary effortsMembership Quest Emphasis has been successfulNow we have a Net membership gain again!But in recent years, our growth slowed! For two years we saw a net membership loss in Rotary for the first time in our history. The good news is that the Membership Quest has turned that situation around. But Rotarians everywhere must continue to work on membership. Our club must also take up the challenge.
44Rotary’s great challenge MembershipGetting good membersProperly orienting new membersKeeping membersMembership development should be one of the highest priorities for a Rotary Club. Finding good members, orienting members and keeping good members. These are very important tasks for the club…and for each of us.
45Our Club and our members Must make an ongoing commitmentCannot just be a “short-term” campaignIdentifying good prospective members is “job one”.Our Rotary Club must make an ongoing commitment to Membership Development. A “short-term” campaign often is only a temporary solution. We need to be dedicated to constantly working to identify good prospective members for our club.
46Proposing a new Member Our whole process of ProposalClassificationApprovalOrientationMust be monitored and improvedAnd we need to give attention to the process. Our members need to know more about how to identify and propose new members. We need to do a more efficient job of processing a new member. Our process may need re-engineering!
47Proposing a new memberProposing a new member is an important responsibility of every Rotarian. This form is key to the process, and needs to be readily available to every member as we work to identify and process new members.
48Installing the new Member Should be a great celebration for the new memberAnd also for the clubNeeds careful planningWe should plan to “roll out the red carpet” when we welcome a new member into the club. This is a time of celebration for the new member. And it is also a time for celebration for the club. Careful plans need to be made for the installation of the new member to insure it is meaningful to all.
49Orientation and Mentoring New members need information about RotaryMentoring helps new members for the first few monthsNew members need to be informed about Rotary. Orientation and ongoing mentoring are both very important aspects of successful membership development. Members who are well oriented into Rotary usually become good Rotarians and stay as productive members of the club.
50New Members Are essential to the life of our club A constant priority for our clubRequires full club commitmentOur club needs to be organized to work to bring good new members into our club on a consistent basis. To accomplish this, our club leadership and our club members need to see membership development as a very high priority for our club.
51Attrition….a club’s nightmare! Clubs loose12 to 15 percent of membersANNUALLY!Losing club members can weaken a club. On average, every club loses from 12 to 15 percent of membership each year. This fact requires that our club carefully examine causes of membership loss, and take proactive steps to hold membership loss to low levels.
52Why do members leave? Some reasons are valid But all too often… Our club fails to meaningfully involve the new memberRetaining members is importantOf equal importance to getting new membersWe know some members leave for very valid reasons. But too often, members leave because they have not found Rotary to be meaningful to them. They have not really been properly oriented and assimilated into Rotary.
53Proactive membership retention Surveying membershipIdentifying special interestsMeaningful assignmentsFrequent monitoringOur club needs a proactive program of membership retention. Surveying membership to evaluate what we are doing and to measure member morale and interests is very important. Identifying interests of members is also important. Only with this information can we make meaningful assignments of club members. And we must also monitor our membership, looking for ways to better retain club members.
54Every member can help A club atmosphere of fellowship Efforts to be an open and accepting clubSensitive to the interests, needs and attendance of each memberIn membership development, sometimes little things can be very important. For example, creating a good feeling of club fellowship in our meetings can be very important in causing a fellow member to feel a part of our club. Our leadership and also every member needs to be attentive to the interests, needs and attendance of other members.
55Our club goal To bring the very best new members into our club. To develop the new member into a lifetime Rotarian!In membership development, our goal is pretty simple: We want to bring the very best new members into our club. And just as important, we want to develop the new member into a lifetime Rotarian!
56Getting good new members… and then…. Keeping members So let us in our club join in the challenge!
57Must be set as a high priority for our club…. This year and every year! Let us set our plans and priorities! Working together, we can do a very effective job of membership development!
58Recommended Administrative Structure for Rotary Clubs Club Leadership PlanRecommended Administrative Structure for Rotary Clubs
59PurposeThe purpose of the Club Leadership Plan is to strengthen Rotary at the club level by providing the administrative framework of an effective club.Purpose· The Club Leadership Plan was developed over a number of years (over 4)by the Leadership Development and training Committee.· Sept 00 – LDT Committee observed that the current club standing committee structure burdened smaller clubs with numerous committees and did not coincide with other strategies designed to enhance club effectiveness. This committee recommended that a new club organizational structure be drafted that includes only five standing committees.· Dec 02 – LDT Committee developed guidelines for the CLP· Feb 03 – Board approved the CLP in principal and requested it be tested by clubs· – CLP tested by 18 clubs in 6 countries· Nov 04 – CLP approved by the Board as the recommended administrative structure for Rotary clubs· Nov 04 – new Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws in harmony with the CLP approved by the Board
60Features Extension of the District Leadership Plan to the club level Provides list of steps clubs should take to implement the planFosters continuity and consensus among leadersIncludes simplified list of standing club committees that are supported by the district structureSupported by the new Recommended Rotary Club BylawsIs not mandatoryRecommended for new or struggling Rotary clubs· The CLP is an extension of the DLP. District training meetings (such as PETS and the district assembly) support the CLP by focusing on Rotary club operations and the effective club concept.· The CLP provides a list of the steps clubs should take to implement the plan.· The CLP includes a simplified list of standing club committees that are supported by corresponding district committees.· The CLP is supported by the revised Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws that were approved by the RI Board in Nov 04· The CLP is not mandatory, but it is recommended for all Rotary clubs.· The CLP is particularly recommended for new or struggling clubs.
61New Standing Committees* Club Board of DirectorsClubAdministrationClub PublicRelationsMembershipServiceProjectsThe RotaryFoundationThe new club committee structure replaces the former recommended committee structure that had 18 club committees.The 5 standing committees are:1. Membership2. Club public relations3. Club administration (supported by assistant governors)4. Service projectsThe Rotary FoundationAdditional committees may be appointed as needed on an annual basis.Committee assignments are made to ensure continuity.*Additional committees can be appointed as needed on an annual basis
62New Standing Committees Club Board of DirectorsClubAdministrationClub PublicRelationsMembershipServiceProjectsThe RotaryFoundationThe district structure under the District Leadership Plan supports the Club Leadership Plan.Assistant governors support the club administration committee and the board of directorsPublic relations committee supports the club public relations committeeDistrict Membership development committee supports the club membership committeeDistrict programs (such as Youth Exchange, Rotaract, etc.) committees support the club service projects committeeDistrict Rotary Foundation committee suppports the club Foundation committeeThere are 5 additional recommended district committees:ExtensionRI Convention promotionDistrict conferenceTrainingFinanceAssistantGovernorsPublicRelationsCommitteeMembershipDevelopmentCommitteeDistrictProgramsCommitteesThe RotaryFoundationCommitteeDistrict support of the Club Leadership Plan
63Benefits Continuity in projects and decision making Consensus for decision making and goal settingA larger and stronger field of club leadersSuccession planning for club leadershipInvolves all club members in club activities
64TimeframeNovember 2004 – Club Leadership Plan is the recommended structure for Rotary ClubsJanuary 2005-July 05 – Plan is promoted to the Rotary worldJuly 2005 – Club Leadership Plan publication availableMarch 2006 – All club distribution of the Club Leadership Plan publication at PETSRotary year – Rotary clubs may begin to implement the planImplementation/Promotion timeframe· November 2004 – with RI Board approval it is now the official recommended structure for Rotary clubs (January 2005 Rotary World – Mention in the Board decision updates)· January 2005 RI Web site – Information paper posted in EN; February for all languages· IA 2005 CDA sessions – CLP handouts for DGEs; presented by CDA staff· April 2005 The Rotarian – Article on successful implementation of CLP by the Rotary Club of· April 2005 Rotary World – Article on new club bylaws and CLP· June 2005 – CLP publication produced· Chicago Convention – CLP workshop (pending approval)· July 2005 – DGTM contains information on CLP· GETS 2005 – GETS leaders’ guide contains information on CLP· Rotary zone institutes 2005 – CLP is a recommended topic (pending the Board approval in February)· PETS 2006 – CLP publication distributed to all clubs
65Community ServiceWhen Rotarians seek opportunities to serve others, we do this through our four avenues of service: Community Service, Club Service, Vocational Service and International Service.
66The Third Avenue of Service Once described as the “ heartbeat of Rotary, “ Community Service is the third Avenue of Service in Rotary.Community Service is a very important avenue of service for Rotarians, and often is the one each of us can become involved in quickly…even as new Rotarians.
67PurposeEvery Rotarian strives to improve the quality of life for those who live in the community and to serve the public interest.“Midland Bllom “ project – An annual planting of petunias in city’s main arteriesWhen we do this, we improve the quality of life for our fellow citizens in our community
68Opportunities for Service Club does an assessment of community needs.Identifies service opportunities consistent with club’s interests.Our club starts by assessing what is needed in our community and matching those needs with the interests of our Rotary Club.
69Rotarian helping the orphans of the Dominican Republic Member ParticipationClub seeks to use the talents and skills of members in implementing Community Service projects.Rotarian helping the orphans of the Dominican RepublicAnd of course we also take into account the many talents and skills of our club members as we consider a selection of a Community Service Project
70Involve New Generations Club may work with the Interact clubs, Rotaract clubs, and Rotary Village Corps to coordinate Community Service efforts.Patients await medical consultations at a clinic sponsored by a Rotary ClubOur club may also team with an Interact or Rotaract Club, or with a Rotary Village Corps to accomplish a project.
71Involve the CommunityInvolve the community, when desirable and feasible, in implementing Community Service projects, including the provision of required resources.The Dreams Committee proposes that Rotary Clubs make a commitment for “Clean Water For Every Community”Our club may also seek to involve others in the community in accomplishing a Community Service Project, to provide financial support, additional “people-power” or to provide needed materials
72Partner with OthersCooperate with other organizations in accordance with RI policy, to achieve Community Service objectives.Our club may also partner with other civic or community organizations to more effectively undertake the project.
73Plan the ProjectWhen a project is selected, then the club begins work planning to undertake the project. Committees and work crews are organized as needed.
74Fosters FellowshipIn addition to the value of the project to the community, clubs often find great fellowship comes from such projects.The project is of great value to the community. As an additional benefit, clubs find projects to be a great fellowship event for the club.
75Achieve proper public recognition for their Community Service Use Good P.R.Achieve proper public recognition for their Community Serviceprojects.Throughout the planning, selection and execution of the project our club will look for appropriate ways to achieve public recognition of Rotary and our club in our community.
76Transfer Responsibility Transfer responsibility for continuing projects to other organizations, so that the Rotary club can become involved in new projects.When a project is complete, our club may seek to transfer the continuing work for the project to other organizations to enable the club to consider other Community Service Projects.
77Member InvolvementRotarians can serve on Community Service committees in our club. And each of us can be involved in actual projects as well.Club members can elect to become involved in Community Service Projects by serving on committees in our club, and also by volunteering to be part of an actual project team or work force.
78Consider ProjectsRotary International encourages clubs and Rotarians to consider projects in these areas of interestSome ongoing interests of Rotary International can be good Community Service Project ideas.
79Rotary Concerns Environmental Protection Functional Literacy Drug and Alcohol Abuse PreventionUrban PeaceConcern for the AgingAIDS EducationThis is a partial listing of concerns of Rotary International that may fit a need in our community. Resource information may be available from Rotary International as well.
80Service Above SelfCommunity Service An Avenue of Service for all Rotarians. Opportunity to demonstrate “Service above Self” in our community.Community Service. Service to our Community. A demonstration of the meaning of Service above Self for all Rotarians.
81Vocational ServiceThis First Look module is about Vocational Service, one of the four avenues of service in Rotary.
82The Second Avenue Second of the four Avenues of Service of Rotary Vocational Service is an important way Rotarians can make a difference in the work world.
83PurposeThe way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations.Rotarians can convey ideas of Rotary and good business ethics via Vocational Service
84IdealsAdherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all occupationsThe recognition of the worthiness to society of all useful occupations, not just one’s own or those which are pursued by RotariansThe contribution of one’s vocational talents to the problems and needs of societyThese are the ideals adopted by Rotary regarding Vocational Service
85Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions Adopted by the Rotary International Council on Legislation inIts aim : To provide more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary.Rotary’s Council on Legislation adopted the following Declaration in 1989
86Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve Article IArticle 1.Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serveThe Declaration is made up of several articles
87Article IIArticle 2.Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community
88standards in my chosen vocation Article IIIArticle 3.Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethicalstandards in my chosen vocation
89Article IVArticle 4.Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship.
90Article VArticle 5.Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society
91Article VI Vocational Service Article 6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community
92Article VIIArticle 7.Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession.
93normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship. Article VIIIArticle 8.Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage notnormally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.
94Club CommitteeThe Vocational Service Committee is established in the club as an avenue of service for interested RotariansRotarians are expected to involve themselves in Vocational Service in some manner as part of a commitment to Service Above Self.
95TrainingThe Club’s Vocational Service Committee Focuses on helping people gain the skills necessary for employment.
96Vocation at WorkThis club committee oversees projects that increase employment opportunities and promotes positive relations at workplace.
97AwarenessThe committee helps create awareness about vocations and helps Rotarians learn more about the full spectrum of vocations.
98AwardsThe Vocational Service Committee recognizes vocational excellence and high ethical standards.
99AwarenessThe Vocational Service Committee encourages and facilitates Rotarian participation in volunteer activities at local, districts and international levels.
100Vocational Service Month October is the Vocational Service Month in the Rotary World and is an ideal time to initiate a new project.In October, Rotary makes special emphasis on Vocational Service
101ResponsibilityVocational Service The responsibility of both the Rotary Club & its members
102World Community Service First look at ..World Community ServiceEach year,Rotary Clubs are urged to undertake a new World Community Service project. Identifying or researching the availability of World Community Service projects may be daunting unless one has sufficient knowledge of the subject. This series of slides will provide an introduction to World Community Service.
103WCS ProjectsEvery time a Rotary club in one country helps a Rotary club in another to complete a local project it's an example of World Community Service (WCS).Japanese Rotarian administering polio vaccine during Bangladesh’s National Immunization Days in 1999
104What is WCS?A Rotary program by which a club or district in one country provides humanitarian assistance to a club in another country.World Community Service is the Rotary program by which a club or district in one country provides humanitarian assistance to a club in another country. Typically the aid goes to a developing community where the Rotary project will help raise the standard of living and the quality of life. The ultimate object of World Community Service is to build goodwill and understanding among peoples of the world.
105International Service The World Community Service program consists of activities within the international service avenue of a Rotary Club and Rotary District.The Manual of Procedure 1998 defines World Community Service (WCS) as, “A program consisting of activities within international service through which Rotarians conduct projects to improve lives and meet human needs, and thus promote international understanding and goodwill by means of material, technical and professional assistance.” But what about the goals of the WCS program? In the next series of slides, we will learn more about them.
106WCS Goal #1 Improve the quality of life of those in need Construction of deep bore well to provide drinking waterThe main goal of the WCS program is undoubtedly aimed towards improving the quality of life of those in need while at the same time promoting international understanding and goodwill. This can be done by providing either material, or technical or professional assistance.
107WCS Goal #2Encourage cooperation between Rotary clubs and districts in different countriesWCS also encourages cooperation between Rotary clubs and disctricts in different countries in their effort to carry out international service projects.
108WCS Goal #3Provide an effective framework for the exchange of information on project needs and offers of assistanceWCS also provides an effective framework for the exchange of information on project needs and offers assistance. One important way to find a club in some other part of the world which needs help on a worthy project is to use the WCS Projects Exchange, a list of dozens of worthy activities in developing areas. The exchange list is maintained in the RI Secretariat in Evanston and is readily available upon request. It outlines projects, provides estimated costs and gives names of the appropriate contacts.Clubs which need assistance, or are seeking another club to help with a humanitarian project, such as building a clinic, school, hospital, community water well, library or other beneficial activity, may register their needs. Clubs seeking a desirable World Community Service project may easily review the list of needs registered in the Projects Exchange. Thus, the exchange provides a practical way to link needs with resources.
109WCS Goal #4To increase awareness among Rotarians of international development and cultural issuesWCS aims to increase awareness among Rotarians about international development and cultural issues and the importance of implementing projects that help people help themselves.
110Foster international understanding, goodwill and peace. WCS Goal #5Foster international understanding, goodwill and peace.But overall, WCS contribute to the forstering of international understanding, goodwill and peace among all people.
111How do I get more information on the WCS ? ResourcesHow do I get more information on the WCS ?Available ResourcesMore to come ...At this stage, you would surely be asking yourself, “All this is very good, but where do I start looking for WCS projects ??? “ Let’s browse the available resources...
112The WCS section of the R.I. Web Site WCS on the RI WebThe WCS section of the R.I. Web SiteYou may get more information from the WCS projects exchange of Rotary International at Evanston. Clubs which need assistance, or are seeking another club to help with a humanitarian project, such as building a clinic, school, hospital, community water well, library or other beneficial activity, may register their needs.Clubs seeking a desirable World Community Service project may easily review the list of needs registered in the Projects Exchange. Thus, the exchange provides a practical way to link needs with resources.Searching for ideas for WCS projects The RI project database contains brief descriptions of more than 650 successful projects in a variety of service areas.
113WCS Task ForceThe WCS Task Force section of RI Pres. Frank Devlyn’s Website along with its Discussion ForumAnother place worth visiting to obtain WCS information is RI President Frank Devlyn’s web site. A discussion forum on World Community Service is available online as well.
114The World Community Service Resource Network Website WCSR NetworkThe World Community Service Resource Network WebsiteThe World Community Service Resource Network website acts like a “switchboard” or “yellow pages” directory of online resources of information regarding World Community Service (WCS), Matching Grant (MG), Health, Hunger, and Humanity (3H), Disaster Relief (DR), and other Humanitarian Aid Programs of Rotary and other organizations.
115Every Rotarian can become involved in WCS Get Involved in WCSEvery Rotarian can become involved in WCSEvery Rotarian can become involved in WCS. You can register your knowledge, skills and experience with the WCSRN Knowledge Database (also called the WCSRN Data Sheet). This is the Database that is maintained by Rotary International so they can answer inquiries from Rotarians around the world. It is anticipated that this Database will ultimately be used to create Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that will consist of Rotarians who have expertise and/or interest in specific subject areas.
116How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #1How to get involved in WCS1. First browse through the available online resources for projects that match personal interest
117How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #2Seek WCS Projects thatmatch personal interestHow to get involved in WCSRegister at World Community Service Resource Network (WCSRN) of Rotary International.
118How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #3Rotary InternationalWCS Project ExchangeSeek WCS Projects thatmatch personal interestHow to get involved in WCSCheck at the WCS Project Exchange of Rotary International.
119How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #4Rotary InternationalWCS Project ExchangeSeek WCS Projects thatmatch personal interestHow to get involved in WCSWCS Task Force& Discussion ForumReview the WCS Task Force section at RI President Frank Devlyn’s website.
120How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #5WCS Task Force& Discussion ForumRotary InternationalWCS Project ExchangeSeek WCS Projects thatmatch personal interestHow to get involved in WCSWCS Resource NetworkFrom the WCSRN, look for comprehensive information for carrying out international service projects. Check also for funding opportunities, available through The Rotary Foundation and other resources, and international shipping procedures for donated materials.
121How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #6WCS Resource NetworkWCS Task Force& Discussion ForumRotary InternationalWCS Project ExchangeSeek WCS Projects thatmatch personal interestHow to get involved in WCSCompletion of WCS ProjectContact the appropriate Rotary club in distant country.
122How to get involved in WCS How it Works-Step #7WCS Resource NetworkWCS Task Force& Discussion ForumRotary InternationalWCS Project ExchangeSeek WCS Projects thatmatch personal interestHow to get involved in WCSCompletion of WCS ProjectMove to complete project and at the same time build bridges of friendship and world understanding.
123The Rotary FoundationYour Rotary Foundation - How does it work? Most of us have already read or heard much about our Rotary Foundation, but many of us still do not completely understand the mechanics of how it actually operates. Today I want to share with you a new and simple concept to explain how Rotary's "financial engine" The Rotary Foundation, actually works.
124Rotary Foundation $ Processing Plant Let's consider the Rotary Foundation as a processing plant a typical factory building that we see in our community each day. The front of this building has a Rotary Foundation logo and a sign that reads: "Rotary Foundation $ Processing Plant." For now, let's envision that we are operating a Money Processing Plant for Rotary International and all Rotarians around the world.
125RF $ Processing Plant Departments What’s Inside?RF $ Processing Plant DepartmentsWhat is inside? several departments and we want to identify the various ones we have within our processing plant, just like a real one would have. In reality there are several, but for the sake of time and simplicity we will only discuss the main ones.
126RF $ Processing Plant Departments Receiving Dept.RF $ Processing Plant Departments$RECEIVINGWhat areas would we expect to see inside? As in any processing plant, we would likely see a receiving department to bring raw materials into our plant.
127RF $ Processing Plant Departments Shipping Dept.RF $ Processing Plant Departments$RECEIVING$SHIPPINGWhat else would we need? We would also require a shipping department to distribute our finished products to the world.
128Administration & PolioPlus RF $ Processing Plant Departments$RECEIVING$SHIPPINGAnd of course, it would not be any surprise to see an Administrative Department. In Rotary's case, we also have a major product category called "PolioPlus", so we've devoted a complete department to that function.
129RF $ Processing Plant Departments World FundADMINPOLIOPLUSWORLD FUND 50%GSEMatching GrantPeace Program3HRF $ Processing Plant Departments$RECEIVING$SHIPPINGIn addition to departments for administration and PolioPlus, we see a major portion of our facility is used to process the funds "the money!". The world fund takes up 50% of our space, processing that portion of our annual giving, offering one annual GSE per District, Matching Grants, Peace Forums, and other Humanitarian Aid Programs.
130RF $ Processing Plant Departments DDFADMINPOLIOPLUSWORLD FUND 40%GSEMatching GrantPeace Program3HDDF 50%Scholarships2nd GSEMatching GrantRF $ Processing Plant Departments$RECEIVING$SHIPPINGThe remaining 50% of this unrestricted contribution is processed through your District's Designated Fund (or, DDF for short). Many Rotarians do not realize the allocation of these funds can be determined by them through their District leaders, targeting the programs they deem most worthy in their region. Things like the Scholarship Program, a second GSE, and District sharing in support of matching grants are areas for consideration.
131$ Types of Funds RECEIVING $ Processing Plant” “Rotary Foundation Our receiving docks are located on one side of the plant, with several doors to accept delivery of raw materials each day.
132$ Annual Giving RECEIVING Annual Program Fund $ Processing Plant” “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”Annual Program FundThe first door is set up to receive Annual Funds, which come from Rotarians around the world on a regular and continuing basis. This money is processed and eventually distributed through our shipping department.
133$ Permanent Fund RECEIVING Permanent Fund Annual Program Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”Permanent FundAnnual Program FundNext, we have an entrance to receive Permanent Fund contributions, which are set aside and stored in perpetuity. Through a special process, this product grows in size and we use this increase as part of our product offering
134$ PolioPlus RECEIVING PolioPlus Fund Permanent Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”PolioPlus FundPermanent FundAnnual Program FundOur third receiving door accepts donations flagged for the PolioPlus department. While the materials are processed in a similar way to others, the magnitude and unique properties of this product determined it needed a separate area.
135$ Restricted Giving RECEIVING Restricted Fund PolioPlus Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”PolioPlus FundPermanent FundAnnual Program FundAnd last, we have a special door for Restricted Giving because these funds require very little processing within the plant. They are a complimentary product received in support of specific matching grant projects and get shipped with their respective matching grant.
136$ PHF Contributions $ RECEIVING Restricted Fund PolioPlus Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”PolioPlus FundPermanent FundAnnual Program Fund$Paul Harris FellowNext come the supplier trucks! We have to rely on various vehicles to bring us raw materials in our case "the money!" Much of this comes through Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member contributions, either as a full US$1000. contribution or the US$100 for ten years option.
137$ Benefactors $ RECEIVING Restricted Fund PolioPlus Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”PolioPlus FundPermanent FundAnnual Program Fund$BenefactorAnother trucking company called "Benefactor & Bequests" also delivers funds on a regular basis. These are gathered from members who arrange future donations through their will or estate planning.
138$ Major Gifts $ RECEIVING Restricted Fund PolioPlus Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”PolioPlus FundPermanent FundAnnual Program Fund$Major GiftIn many cases we have special suppliers, who believe in our mission and have the ability to provide extra resources through Major Gifts. These trucks are much bigger, since they must carry contributions in excess of US$10,000.
139$ Other Contributions $ RECEIVING Restricted Fund PolioPlus Fund “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”PolioPlus FundPermanent FundAnnual Program Fund$OthersThere are often other miscellaneous vehicles, which drop off funds at our receiving docks. They come from various club or district fundraisers like: sales, walk-a-thons, gala dinners, auctions and other unique events.
140SHARE 50% World Fund DDF 50% SHARING Annual Programs Fund Contributions50%World FundDDF50%At the Rotary Foundation we have a participative management style. A key part of our production process includes sharing the decision making and allocation of resources, received from annual giving.
141$ Funds Allocation INVESTMENT 3 years cycle CONTRIBUTION 2006-2007 From all the material we process, 50% is set aside, into a District Designated Fund sometimes referred to as the DDF or District Share. Each year, local members determine, through their District Leaders, which programs are a priority in their specific region, then funds are targeted toward that area. The remaining 50% is put toward world fund programs.
142$ Foundation Trustees SHIPPING $ Processing Plant” “Rotary Foundation Like many processors we use sub-contractors. Our Trustees work with "bank and investment managers" to invest our money wisely for up to three years. So funds that came into our receiving department during will be processed and shipped during the Rotary year. The investment income from this period is used to cover administrative costs. In some cases you may hear that we spent 103% of funds received, which simply means that our administrative costs were 3% less than our investment income.
143Ambassadorial Scholars $SHIPPING“Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”Ambassadorial ScholarshipsAfter processing the funds our product is complete and ready for delivery so we begin to think about the shipping department. Similar to the receiving docks, we have shipping doors located on the opposite side of the facility. Again, a variety of vehicles are used to distribute funds through various shipping doors. One of them is for Scholarship Programs.
144$ Matching Grants SHIPPING Matching Grants Ambassadorial Scholarships “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”Matching GrantsAmbassadorial ScholarshipsAt another, we distribute Matching Grants. As mentioned earlier, this product category is often made up from three sources: the Rotary Foundation grant from the world fund, possible funds from a DDF, and project sponsor contributions, processed as restricted giving for a specific project.
145$ GSE SHIPPING GSE Matching Grants Ambassadorial Scholarships “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”GSEMatching GrantsAmbassadorial ScholarshipsA third door ships funds out to the GSE teams. Over 500 of these exchanges take place each year. Each district automatically receives funding for one from the world fund and can choose to fund a second one from their DDF.
146$ 3-H Grants SHIPPING 3H Grants GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”GSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial ScholarshipsMajor 3H projects have their own Health, Hunger & Humanity shipping door. These are for larger scale, one to three year projects, which are often multi-club or multi-district initiatives
147$ PolioPlus SHIPPING PolioPlus 3H Grants GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”GSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial ScholarshipsAnd, as mentioned before, PolioPlus makes up a large part of our product line with it's own department within Rotary Foundation
148$ Scholars $ Scholars SHIPPING PolioPlus 3H Grants GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”GSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial Scholarships$ScholarsSimilar to the inbound vehicles, the trucks come on a daily basis to pick up funds for various recipients. Your Foundation sponsors one of the largest international scholarship programs in the world, with over $22 million invested last year.
149$ Matching Grants $ MG SHIPPING PolioPlus 3H Grants GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”GSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial Scholarships$Club/Dist.ProjectsMGThrough matching grants, Rotarians provide humanitarian aid around the world, making life better through such projects as: medical and health aid; water wells; shelters and literacy programs. Other grants are also available for Rotary volunteers and Discovering the feasibility of proposals
150$ GSE Teams $ SHIPPING PolioPlus 3H Grants GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”3H GrantsGSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial Scholarships$GSE TEAMSA third area is the GSE program which provides travel grants for business and professional exchange teams to make international visits between paired districts. Approximately 8% of our funds go to this program each year.
151$ 3-H Grants $ 3H SHIPPING PolioPlus 3H Grants GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”GSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial Scholarships$Club/Dist.Projects3HThe 3H funds are shipped to larger and longer-term projects in the world and represent approximately 19% of our program disbursements
152$ PolioPlus $ SHIPPING PolioPlus 3H GSE Matching Grant “Rotary Foundation$ Processing Plant”3HGSEMatching GrantAmbassadorial Scholarships$Polio EradicationBy the year 2008, Rotarians hope to eradicate Polio from the globe. There is still room in the truck to carry more funds and help complete this important mission.
153Please Support The Rotary Foundation Support TRFPlease Support The Rotary FoundationMost of us are committed to the ideals of Rotary service. We all put a lot of time and energy into our projects, helping with both local and international needs. But some of us may not stop to realize that our Rotary Foundation is a charity It needs regular annual giving, just like our church and a healthy permanent fund will ensure we can continue to shine the light of hope on those areas of despair, in the dark corners of the world. Through this presentation, I hope you have developed a better understanding of how your Rotary Foundation works, and that you will commit to support our Foundation and it's programs generously.