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2 The Electronic Fireside Chat u To customize this program, replace the words “_your club’s name_” with the actual name of your club. Also complete any other information left blank. u Check the show before you show it in public. Also practice with the program so you are familiar with the flow. u If you use the program, please send a donation to the Rotary Foundation to say thanks to Windsor- Roseland Rotary for producing this for your use.


4 This is Rotary



7 Rotary is an International Organization u There are 527 Districts in 159 countries throughout the world. u Our club, The Rotary Club of Elmbrook is in District 6270. u The District covers southeastern Wisconsin.

8 u Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. President Luis Giay u Annually each District elects a District Governor Governor _your guv_ - but each club is an autonomous group.

9 In the beginning… u The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. Rotary Founder Paul Harris u The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary. u There are currently 28,018 clubs with 1,188,172 members.

10 Women in Rotary u In 1987 women were admitted to Rotary. u Today the number of women in clubs is increasing with many clubs having women serving as presidents. u For the Rotary year 1996-1997 there are 15 women governors, fourteen from North America and one from Manila, Philippines.

11 Service Above Self u Rotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together — there needed to be a purpose. u First project was public washrooms in downtown Chicago. u Rotary became the world’s first “service club”.

12 The Rotary Club of __your club name__

13 The Rotary Club of _your club name_ Projects u Insert information about your club’s projects here. u If you require more slides, then add what is needed.

14 The Rotary Club of _your club’s name_ Projects u Describe your projects here. u If you require more slides then add them after this slide.

15 The Rotary Foundation “World Peace through Understanding”

16 The Rotary Foundation

17 Volunteers in Action u Insert information about local Volunteers in Action. u Photos and video clips will also help tell your story.

18 The Rotary Club of _your club's name_ Exchanges u Group Study Exchanges –Teams of one Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian business or professional young people visit the district for four to six weeks. –_your club's name_ Rotarians have hosted visiting teams, been team leader and sponsored team members.

19 PHF & Benefactors u Many _your club's name_ Rotarians and spouses are Benefactors of the Permanent Fund. u About _____ are Paul Harris Fellows. u Many now donate a small amount each week when paying for their meals.

20 The Rotary Club of _your club's name_ Exchanges u Rotary Youth Exchange Program –16-18 year olds are exchanged world-wide. –Part of a 9,000 students/year program. –Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to five months. –Students become part of the family. –_your club's name_ Rotary has hosted students from ____, ____, ____ ( if you have not hosted then now’s a good time to start). –We have sent students to ____, ____, ____, (if none, see bullet above).

21 Object of Rotary u The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: u First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

22 Object of Rotary u Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

23 Object of Rotary u Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;

24 Object of Rotary u Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

25 We implement the object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service

26 Club Service –Those things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club. Vocational Service –The promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world. Community Service –Urges every Rotarian to participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live. International Service –Encourage and foster the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world. _your club’s director_

27 Board of Directors The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of _your club's name_ are the four Directors _your club’s Club, Vocation, Community and International service directors_, and past President ____ ______ plus: President:_Name_ President-Elect: _Name_ Secretary:_Name_ Treasurer:_Name_ A new board is elected to take office on July 1 of each year. All positions in Rotary are one year terms that change July 1.

28 THE FOUR-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 GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

29 The Privileges in Rotary u The Privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS: –in your community –in neighboring cities and towns –around the world

30 The Privileges in Rotary u The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community. u The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding. u The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocation through the common bond of Rotary.

31 Your Obligations in Rotary Participation u To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents: –in community work –in social functions –in Club and District activities. PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN _(city)_ _Date_.

32 Your Obligations in Rotary Attendance u Attendance at the weekly meetings is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 60% is expected. u You can maintain your attendance levels by making up at another Rotary Club within 14 days in advance or 14 days after a meeting is missed; or by attending a District event or a RI Convention.

33 Your Financial Obligations u Initiation Fee$00.00 u Annual Dues00.00/year u Meals00.00/week u Fines0.00/week u Social Events000.00/year

34 Membership There are four types of membership in a Rotary Club: u Active and Additional Active u Senior Active u Past Service u Honorary

35 The Rotary Club of _your club's name_ is Fun u A service club should be fun to be a part of even when the work is tiresome. u _your club’s name_ Rotary strives to be a fun, young-at-heart club. u Social events are offered regularly. u We live up to RI Past President Hugh Archer’s theme: “Enjoy Rotary.”

36 You are Rotary u Participate for friendship u Participate for service u Participate for fellowship u Participate for knowledge u Participate for international understanding Remember you are Rotary!

37 Welcome to the Rotary Club of _your club’s name_

38 © Bob Gallagher, The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, 1996

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