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1 Welcome to Rotary

2 Rotary Club of ??? District 6400 Club Logo

3 History of Rotary International

4 Founded 23 rd Feb 1905  Paul Harris (lawyer), Sylvester Schiele (coal dealer), Gus Loehr (mining engineer) & Hiram Shorey (merchant tailor) met in Gus’ office in the Unity Building at 127 North Dearborn St, Chicago. Sylvester was the 1 st Rotary club president. Rotary Founder Paul Harris  16 Clubs formed the National Organization in 1910  Rotary became International in 1911 with Winnipeg, Canada’s Charter with Paul Harris as RI’s 1 st President

5 What Rotarians Strive To Do  Set an example of high ethical standards  Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise  Search for the right people, not people with the right Classification to serve in Rotary Service above Self is our Motto

6 Rotary is an International Organization  529 Districts in 165 countries  >30,000 clubs  1.22 million members  Our District 6400  Covers SE MI & SW ON  51 Clubs  1,825 members

7 Rotary International’s Mission  Fostering unity among members  Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world  Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary  Providing a system of international administration Support its member clubs in fulfilling the object of Rotary by:

8  Elected from all over the world  Each District elects a District Governor  Each club is a autonomous club  Club President  District 64000 Governor Rotary International 2004-05 President, Glenn E. Estess  Governed by a President, President -Elect and a Board of 17 Directors

9 The Object of Rotary To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular: 1)The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service 2)Set high ethical standards in business and professions;  the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations  the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society

10 The Object of Rotary 3)The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community lives 4)The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through:  a world of fellowship of business and professional persons...  united in the ideal of service

11 We implement the Object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service

12 The Four Avenues of Service 1)Club Service name  Help the successful running of the local club. 2)Vocational Service name  Promoting the “ideal of service” - throughout the business and professional world. 3)Community Service name  participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live. 4)International Service name  Encourage & foster the advancement of understanding and goodwill among people of the world.

13 Club Service Focuses on the successful functioning of the Club  Membership (incl. Classifications & Development)  Meeting programs (speakers, meals, banners +)  Rotary Information & Club Bulletin  Attendance  Fellowship  Public Relations

14 Vocational Service Club Vocational Service involves projects that: 1.Improve the quality of life in the workplace 2.Help all workers to realize their full potential 3.Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations Obliges Classification holders to share the Ideal of Service in all Business & Professional dealings

15 Vocational Service Projects  Career Development  Vocation at Work  Vocational Awareness  Vocational Awards

16 The 4 Way Test* ( of things we say, think 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 ? * Created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932

17 Community Service (& Youth) Provides useful service to satisfy proven needs:  Environment  Handicapped  Senior Citizens  Youth, Interact (14-18) & Rotaract (18-29)  Safety  Shelter & Street Kids

18 International Service  By acquaintance of peoples, cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, problems  By travel, at conventions, reading, e-mail and especially International Projects  RI & The Rotary Foundation are Major Resources in achieving International Service Projects Advances Understanding, Goodwill & Peace:

19 The Rotary Foundation “World Peace through Understanding”

20 The Rotary Foundation’s Mission: Fulfill the Object of Rotary and Rotary’s Mission Achieve World Understanding and Peace

21 The Rotary Foundation

22 What the Rotary Foundation Does Promotes World Understanding and Peace Works for a polio-free world Works for a polio-free world Cares for the children of the world Cares for the children of the world Feeds the hungry of the world Feeds the hungry of the world Provides educational opportunities Provides educational opportunities Preserves planet earth Preserves planet earth

23 Tools for Reaching this Goal Local, National and International  Educational Programs  Humanitarian Programs

24 Rotary Foundation Program Areas Educational Programs Humanitarian Programs

25 Educational Programs  Ambassadorial Scholarships  Rotary Grants for University Teachers  Group Study Exchanges (GSE)  Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

26 Humanitarian Programs  PolioPlus Program  Volunteer Service Granst  Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants  Matching Grants  District Simplified Grants

27 PolioPlus Accomplishments   PolioPlus - initiated by Rotary in 1985- is the largest private-public health initiative in history.   Rotary led collaboration with partner organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF.   Rotary has committed over $660 million for global polio eradication.   99% decline in cases since 1985

28 Basic Humanitarian Programs Criteria n Internationality/ Partnership n Significant Rotarian Involvement n Financial Stewardship

29 Districts Clubs You The Source of Rotary Foundation Funding

30 Two Needs...Two Ways of Giving For support today To secure tomorrow


32 Rotary International District 6400 Dave Carpenter 2006 - 07 District Governor,

33 District Governor Direct Communication with Clubs Governor Assistant Governor Club District Committees

34 The District: A Definition “ A district … shall exist solely to help the individual Rotary club advance the Object of Rotary.” – Manual of Procedure – Manual of Procedure


36 Board of Directors  Includes the Directors of the 4 Avenues of Service Plus…  Presidentname  President-electname  Secretaryname  Treasurername All positions in Rotary change on July 1 each year

37 Club Constitutions  Rotary Clubs are governed by a Standard Club Constitution only amended by the Council on Legislation – Rotary’s Parliament - which meets every 3 years.  The Manual of Procedure incorporates Council amendments from the April, 2004 meeting  Rotary Clubs adopt their own By-laws guided by RI’s Recommended By-laws

38 The Four Elements of Effective Clubs Implement Successful Service Projects Support The Rotary Foundation Develop Club Leaders for Beyond Club Level Effective Clubs are able to.. Efficient Club Administration Sustain and Grow Membership

39 Rotary Club of ???  Chartered in ????  ??? members  Sister Club ???  Relationship with ???

40  Fundraising Main Fundraiser > $??? Additional Fundraiser > $???Fundraising

41  Endowment Fund $??? and growing  Unrestricted Funds sufficient for all projects in 2004-2005 ??? Rotary Foundation

42  Rotary Foundation of Rotary International  Annual Fund  > $???  ?? Paul Harris Fellows  ?? Sustaining Members  100% Polio Eradication $??? per member  Permanent Fund  ? Benefactors R.I. Foundation

43  List  of  projects and others… Youth Projects

44  List  of  projects and others… Family/Adult Projects

45  List  of  matching  grants Matching Grants

46  List  of  social  events Social Events

47  Texas PETS  District Assembly  District Conference  International Convention  Presidential Celebration  Foundation Seminar  Foundation Dinner  Governors Installation Rotary Events

48  Rotary Awards received:  Presidential Citations  Four Avenue of Service Citations  District Governor’s Meritorious Service Award  District Citations  District Blue Chip Certificate Rotary Recognition

49 The Privileges in Rotary  Friendship with leaders  in your community  in neighbouring cities and towns  throughout the U.S.A.  around the world

50 The Privileges in Rotary  Giving Service to your community.  Developing International Goodwill & Understanding  Building Higher Ethical Standards in your vocation Through the Common Bond of Rotary

51 Your Obligations in Rotary Participation  To be a Rotarian you must give of your time, talents and treasure:  in community work  in social functions  Assist with Club fundraising  in Club and District activities  A “RINO” is a Rotarian-In-Name Only

52 Attendance Requirements  At weekly meetings  a minimum of 60% is expected.  You can maintain your attendance levels by  making up at another Rotary Club within 14 days  by attending a District event or a RI Convention.  via active participation in an approved Rotary Project

53 Your Financial Obligations  Initiation Fee$??  Annual Dues (incl. Meals)$???  R. I. Foundation (Paul Harris)$??? Total $??? plus variables:  Happy Bucks & Good Natured Fines$???  Social Events$???  Plus optional events and charity: e.g. District Conference, International Convention, Celebrations, Fundraisers, Foundation Contributions

54 Participate…  for friendship  for service  for fellowship  for knowledge  for international understanding Remember You Are Rotary!

55 What’s Next? Steps for Becoming a New Member  Complete the Member Worksheet  Meet with your mentor, who will guide you through the process and answer your questions

56 For Membership Information Please contact…  ???, Membership Development:  Phone???-???-????  E-mail???@???.com  ???, President Elect:  Phone ???-???-????  E-mail ???@???.com

57 Rotary Club of ??? Welcome to …

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