Is Rotary a Grassroots Organization? Portneuf Visionaries – Amy, LaVaughn & Pam Portneuf Visioning Team
Yes, Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization. Most of our service efforts are carried out at your club level. The structure of District 5400 is designed to support your club and help you provide more service in your local communities and abroad. DG Kevin Learned & AG Alisha Havens
ORGANIZATION OF ROTARY Clubs – each club enjoys considerable autonomy within framework of Rotary’s constitution and bylaws. Districts – 531 RI districts, each led by a district governor. The administration includes assistant governors and committees. RI Board – 19 member RI Board which meets quarterly. Secretariat – RI Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois with 7 international offices (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland) ORGANIZATION OF ROTARY Clubs – each club enjoys considerable autonomy within framework of Rotary’s constitution and bylaws. Districts – 531 RI districts, each led by a district governor. The administration includes assistant governors and committees. RI Board – 19 member RI Board which meets quarterly. Secretariat – RI Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois with 7 international offices (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland)
Yes, District 5400 is well led by our intelligent, dignified and proper District Governor!
And, yes, our leaders are powerful! Alan “Big Armed” Bosch, president of Boise Metro PDG Gene “Muscle Man” Day with his moll, Charlene “Big Red” Rusty
Can you name the four key elements of effective Rotary clubs?
To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility of bringing new people into Rotary. Amber Campbell (WTV) brings in a new member.
We serve our community and those in need throughout the world.
Rotarians tackle “the last few, the hardest to get,” says volunteer Charlene Hall, as they go door to door with the polio vaccine. Moradabad, India. Alyce Henson PolioPlus $200 Million Challenge Reception. Hosted by John Germ, Chair of the Challenge. The reception recognizes the efforts of all those working on polio eradication. Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Birmingham, England. June 20th, 2009
1. Development of acquaintance as opportunity for service. 2. High ethical standards; worthiness of all useful occupations; dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Third. Application of ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. Fourth. Advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace…
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the IDEAL OF SERVICE Children attend class at the Padre Francisco Da Motta school, which is the recipient of several Rotary Foundation Matching Grants aimed at benefiting kids from low income families in Brazil. Members of the Rotary Club of Ankang-Bihwa, Gyeongsangbug, Korea, after the completion of a tree- planting project. Boise Sunrise Rotarians prepare to hand out dictionaries.
Club Service – strengthening fellowship & ensuring effective functioning of the club. Vocational Service – encourages Rotarians to serve other through their vocations & to practice high ethical standards. Community Service – Covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in the community. International Service - encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian outreach globally & to promote world understanding and peace.
Rotary Clubs organize and sponsor this service organization for youth ages 14-18 in more than 11,800 clubs in 162 countries.
Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this leadership, professional development, and service organization for young adults ages 18-30; more than 7,100 clubs in 163 countries and geographical areas. Melissa Weymouth serves as the president of the Treasure Valley __________ Club.
Rotarian teams or individuals, who may be accompanied by their families, make reciprocal visits to other countries, staying in each other’s homes and learning about different cultures firsthand.
Clubs and districts send and host students ages 15-19 who travel abroad for cultural exchanges of one week to a full year; about 8,000 a year.
Rotary clubs and districts from two different countries form partnerships to implement community service projects. The Rotary Volunteers program allows Rotarians to carry out the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self by contributing their time and skills to all types of volunteer activities.
Clubs and districts sponsor seminars to encourage and recognize leadership abilities of youth and young adults ages 14 +.
This is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
1. An endowment from which only a portion of the earnings are spent in support of Foundation programs. 2. Supports the goal of a polio-free world. 3. Provides grants and awards through Foundation programs. Polio-plus Fund Annual Programs Fund Permanent Fund
An international program for university-level studies, sends about 800 students each year to serve as ambassadors of goodwill while abroad. Sitting here, in my office, on my last day, I ALMOST SCREAMED but chose to use capital letters instead – remain composed at all times, self. United Airlines wants to charge me for any AND ALL checked baggage. I must now pay $20 for the first bag, $30 for the second, and $125 for each additional bag. That’s in addition to my ticket!!! So what is a soon-to-be, and might I mention unemployed, scholar to do? Aside from pulling my hair out I guess my only option is to bleed money. So much for attempting to stay within a budget! RRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrr! From Jillian Foster’s blog on the District website.
This fellowship is awarded to individuals for study in master’s degree and professional certificate programs at one of the seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.
A short-term cultural and vocational exchange program between districts in different countries for non-Rotarian professionals ages 25- 40.
Humanitarian grants enable Rotarians to increase their support of international service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes, and other essentials to people in need. Which grant assists clubs and districts to carry out humanitarian projects with clubs and districts in other countries? A. Matching Grants, B. District Simplified Grants or C. Health, Hunger & Humanity
These grants enable districts to support service activities or humanitarian endeavors that benefit local or international communities A. Matching, B. District Simplified Grants or C. Health, Hunger & Humanity
Funds long-term, self- help, and sustainable development projects that use an integrative approach to address humanitarian needs. A. Matching Grants, B. District Simplified Grants or C. Health, Hunger & Humanity
A. The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships is the world’s largest, privately funded scholarship program. B. The Rotary Foundation has contributed more than US$2 billion in program awards and operations since 1947. C. The “Plus” in Polio Plus refers to providing water purification tablets to families. D. RI representatives work with many major international organizations, including the UN and several of its agencies, the Organization of American States, the Council of Europe, and the African Union. E. Providing vitamin A supplements during National Immunization Days has averted 1.5 million childhood deaths since 1998.