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1 (An Orientation for New Members) This is Rotary(An Orientation for New Members)Rotary Club of [ ], KentuckyDistrict 6740
2 What is RotaryRotary is an organization of business and professional persons united world-wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.The object of Rotary is “to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”
3 Rotary is an International Organization There are over 33,000 clubs grouped into 530 districts in over 160 countries through- out the world. Membership is over 1.2 million.Our club, The Rotary Club of [ ], Kentucky is in District 6740 which is comprised of 42 clubs with 1,900 members.The district covers the Eastern half of Kentucky mostly E. of I-75
4 Annually each district elects a district governor Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world.Rotary International PresidentJohn KennyAnnually each district elects a district governorDistrict Governor – Dennis McEvoy
5 Rotary FounderPaul HarrisIn the beginning…The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris.The club, with four members, met in rotation at the offices of the members - thus the name Rotary.Growth began immediately. Less that 15 years later there were over 1,000 clubs around the world.
6 Service Above SelfRotary was not long to recognize that fellowship alone would not keep a group together — there needed to be a purpose.The first service project was a to buy a new horse for a preacher whose horse had died in Chicago.Rotary became the world’s first service club.
7 Rotary International Significant Dates – Early Years 1905 First Rotary club organized in Chicago, Illinois, USA1908 Second club formed in San Francisco, California, USA1910 First Rotary convention held in Chicago, Illinois, USA1912 The Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, becomes the first club outside the United States to be officially chartered. (The club was formed in 1910.)1917 Endowment fund, forerunner of The Rotary Foundation, establishedWay Test formulated by Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor1945 Forty-nine Rotarians help draft United Nations Charter in San Francisco
8 Rotary International Significant Dates – Recent Years 1985 Rotary begins PolioPlus program to immunize all the children of the world against polio1989 Rotary opens membership to women worldwide1990 Rotary Club of Moscow chartered first club in Soviet Union1994 Western Hemisphere declared polio-free1999 Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution established2000 Western Pacific declared polio-free2001 30,000th Rotary club chartered2002 Europe declared polio-free; first class of 70 Rotary Peace Scholars begin study2003 Rotarians raise more than US$118 million to support the final stages of polio eradication2005 Rotary Celebrates centennial in Chicago, Illinois, USA
10 The Rotary Club of Lexington, Kentucky History Chartered [ ]Sponsored by the Rotary Club of [ ].[ ] – First President[ ] different Presidents - all one year terms[ ] District Governors from our club[ ] members – as of July 1, 2009
12 District Governors[ ] Rotary has been the home club of the 6740 District Governor on [ ] occasions.[ ] ([ ])[ ] ([ ]
13 The Rotary Club of [ ] A Service Club from Beginning [ Your club’s service project here ].“Service Above Self”
14 The Rotary Club of [ ]. Service Continues Today [ List a current service activity of your club here].[ List a current service activity of your club here“Service Above Self”
15 Board of DirectorsThe Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of [ ] are as follows:President: [ Bill Alley ]President-elect: [ ]Vice President: [ ]Past President: [ ]Secretary [ ]Treasurer: [ ]Board of Directors:[ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ]plus the Chairpersons for each of the Avenues of ServiceA new board is elected to take office on 1 July of each year.All positions in Rotary are one year terms.
16 The Rotary Club of [ ] Projects Major fund-raisers are:[The Spring Fling ][ Santa Claus at the Kentucky Horse Park ][ ]
17 Object of RotaryThe Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
18 Object of RotaryFirst. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
19 Object of RotarySecond. 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;
20 Object of RotaryThird. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life;
21 Object of RotaryFourth. 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.
22 We implement the Object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service
23 International Service Club ServiceThose things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful.Community ServiceEvery Rotarian is urged to participate in activities that make the community a better place in which to live.Vocational ServiceThe promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world.International ServiceEncourages and fosters the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the world
24 Club ServiceThose things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful.Club Service 1Focuses on Membership.Committees include Attendance and Classification, New Members, Firesides, Club History, Bulletins and Website, and Nominations.
25 Club ServiceThose things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful.Club Service 2Plans for effective Meetings.Committees may include Programs, Publicity (Public Image of Rotary), Welcome and Fellowship, Club Extension and Inter club relations, and Sargent at Arms, Public Relations
26 - Encourages and supports the members of our club. Club ServiceThose things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of the local club successful.Club Service 3- Encourages and supports the members of our club.- Committees include Birthdays and Anniversaries, Phone, Special Services.
27 Vocational ServiceThe promoting of the “ideal of service” throughout the business and professional world.Committees include Employer/Employee Relations, Rural-Urban Meeting, and Student Programs.
28 Community Service Multiple Community Service Projects. Every Rotarian is urged to participate in activities that make the community a better place in which to live.Multiple Community Service Projects.[Cardinal Hill Hospital ][ Ronald Mc Donald House ][ ]
29 International Service Encourages and fosters the advancement of understanding and good will among people of the worldCommittees include Rotary Foundation, World Community Service, International Exchange.
30 The Privileges in Rotary The privilege of FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS:in our communityin neighboring towns and countiesaround the World
31 The Privileges in Rotary The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community.The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding.The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocationthrough the common bond of Rotary.
32 Your Obligations in Rotary ParticipationTo be a Rotarian you must give of yourtime and talents:Support ethical business practicesSupport The Rotary FoundationPursue new members to be the hands of Servicein our Clubin community workin fellowship and social functionsin club and district activities.
33 Your Obligations in Rotary AttendanceAttendance at the weekly meetings is a benefit of Rotary. A minimum of 60% is expected.You can easily maintain your attendance levels by attending another Rotary club meeting (including an online club [rotaryeclubone.org]), participating in club service projects, and activities.
34 Your Obligations in Rotary Attendance – Makeup While TravelingThere is a directory available on the Rotary International web site. (www.rotary.org) “club locator.” Visit a club while on vacation or during a business trip. You will immediately be introduced to a room full of friends who want to make your visit to the area enjoyable. Our members have visited clubs all around the world.
35 Your Financial Obligations Current Annual Dues $ [ ]Current ExpensesMeals - $10.89/wk $ [ ] /yearRotary Dues $ [ ] /yearDistrict Dues $ [ ] /yearRotarian Magazine $12.00/yearLiability Insurance $3.40/yearCouncil on Legislation Levy $1.00/yearManier – Peak Scholarship $1.00/yearTotal [$ ] / yearOptional Donation to The Rotary Foundation $100/yearDues are billed in [ ] increments (July & Dec.)
36 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?
37 “World Peace through Understanding” The Rotary Foundation“World Peace through Understanding”
38 The Rotary Club of [ ] International Projects With the assistance of The Rotary Foundation, we have been able to assist many international projects to assist our neighbors.Projects include:[ Polio Plus ]
39 Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors [ ] Rotarians and spouses are benefactors of the Permanent Fund of The Rotary Foundation (TRF). (This simple step of support for the Rotary Foundation donates $1000 to TRF on your death)[ ] Rotary has [ ] members and partners that are Paul Harris Fellows ($1,000 or more donated) and many Paul Harris Sustaining Members ($100 per year).
41 [ ] Rotary Paul Harris Fellows [List the names of your PHF’s if possible. The DG will have these names!]
42 Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors Methods of donating include:donating a small amount each quarter or annually through “TRF-Direct” (TRF’s Credit card auto-withdrawal program) see
43 The Rotary Club of [ ] Exchanges Group Study ExchangesTeams of one Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian business or professional young people visit our district to experience their profession in a new culture.Visits are four weeks.Many [ ] Rotarians have hosted visiting teams from many countries.
44 The Rotary Club of [ ] Exchanges Rotary Youth Exchange Program16-18 year olds are exchanged world-wide.7,000 students participate worldwide.Our club hosts the student for one year.Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to four months.Students become part of the family.
45 The Rotary Club of [ ] Exchanges Rotary Youth Exchange ProgramWe have sent one or two students each year from our area for a one year stay to another culture.
46 The Rotary Club of [ ] New Member Packet Items Certificate of MembershipObject of RotaryThe Four-Way TestGetting Started in RotaryThe ABC’s of RotaryConstitution & Bylaws of the ClubRotary Avenues of Service[ ] Rotary Club CommitteesProcess for Sponsoring New MembersClub Membership Roster
47 The Rotary Club of [ ] New Member Obligations [Varies with Club – put your list of requirements here!]
48 “Service Above Self”“Four Way Test” of the things we think, say, and do… Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it Build Good-will & Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned
49 Rotary Club of [Lexington], Kentucky Welcometo theRotary Club of [Lexington], KentuckyDistrict 6740