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1 Welcome to Rotary

2 Northville, Michigan District 6400

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. 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. 16 Clubs formed the National Organization in Clubs formed the National Organization in 1910 Rotary became International in 1911 with Winnipeg, Canada’s Charter with Paul Harris as RI’s 1st President Rotary became International in 1911 with Winnipeg, Canada’s Charter with Paul Harris as RI’s 1st President Rotary Founder Paul Harris

5 What Rotarians Strive To Do Set an example of high ethical standards Set an example of high ethical standards Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise 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 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 530 Districts in > 200 countries 530 Districts in > 200 countries – >33,995 clubs – Over 1.2 million members Our District 6400 Our District 6400 – Covers SE MI & SW ON – 50 Clubs – 1,675 members

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

8 Rotary International President, Ray Klinginsmith Elected from all over the world Elected from all over the world Each District elects a District Governor Each District elects a District Governor District 6400 Governor – Kim Towar District 6400 Governor – Kim Towar Each club is autonomous.Each club is autonomous. Club President – Sharon Whichello Club President – Sharon Whichello Governed by a President, President - Elect and a Board of 19 Members, 17 Directors, President and Vice-President. Governed by a President, President - Elect and a Board of 19 Members, 17 Directors, President and Vice-President.

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 Five Avenues of Service

12 The Five Avenues of Service Vocational ServiceVocational Service Promoting the “ideal of service” - throughout the business and professional world. Community ServiceCommunity Service Participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live. International ServiceInternational Service Encourage & foster the advancement of understanding and goodwill among people of the world. Club ServiceClub Service Help the successful running of the local club. Youth ServicesYouth Services

13 Club Service Focuses on the successful functioning of the Club Membership (incl. Classifications & Development) Membership (incl. Classifications & Development) Meeting programs (speakers, meals, banners +) Meeting programs (speakers, meals, banners +) Rotary Information & Club Bulletin Rotary Information & Club Bulletin Attendance Attendance Fellowship Fellowship Public Relations 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 Career Development Vocation at Work Vocation at Work Vocational Awareness Vocational Awareness Vocational Awards 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 Services Provides useful service to satisfy proven needs: Environment Environment Handicapped Handicapped Senior Citizens Senior Citizens Youth Exchange, Interact & Rotaract Youth Exchange, Interact & Rotaract Safety Safety Shelter & Street Kids Shelter & Street Kids

18 International Service By acquaintance of peoples, cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, problems By acquaintance of peoples, cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, problems By travel, at conventions, reading, and especially International Projects By travel, at conventions, reading, and especially International Projects RI & The Rotary Foundation are Major Resources in achieving International Service 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  Vocational Exchanges (VE)  Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

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

27 PolioPlus Accomplishments   PolioPlus - initiated by Rotary in 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, a 99% decline cases since 1985

28 PolioPlus Accomplishments The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary Challenge - $355 Million challenge. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary Challenge - $355 Million challenge. In order to meet the challenge, Rotary has to raise $200 Million, as of 12/31/10 we have raised $160 Million. In order to meet the challenge, Rotary has to raise $200 Million, as of 12/31/10 we have raised $160 Million. Four countries still have the endemic polio virus – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Four countries still have the endemic polio virus – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

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

30 Districts Clubs You The Source of Rotary Foundation Funding

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

32 PAUL HARRIS FELLOW $1,000 DONATION $1,000 DONATION RECOGNITION RECOGNITION FUNDS FOUNDATION FUNDS FOUNDATION OPEN TO NON- ROTARIANS OPEN TO NON- ROTARIANS SUSTAINING PROGRAM SUSTAINING PROGRAM Rotary Founder Paul Harris

33 Rotary International District 6400 Kim Towar District Governor, Grosse Pointe Rotary Club

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

35 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 Our Club Organization SECRETARYPRESIDENT ELECT TREASURER CLUB SVC. DIRECTOR INTNL. SVC. DIRECTOR VOC. SVC. DIRECTOR COMMUNITY SVC. DIRECTOR CLUB LEADER PRESIDENT

37 Board of Directors Includes the Directors of the 5 Avenues of Service Plus… Includes the Directors of the 5 Avenues of Service Plus…  PresidentSharon Whichello  President-electChris Arnold  SecretaryTraci Sincock  TreasurerLinda Chapekis  R. I. Foundation Jim Gallogly  Service Projects Derek Saxby  Membership Chris Arnold All positions in Rotary change on July 1 each year

38 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. 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, 2010 meeting The Manual of Procedure incorporates Council amendments from the April, 2010 meeting Rotary Clubs adopt their own By-laws guided by RI’s Recommended By-laws Rotary Clubs adopt their own By-laws guided by RI’s Recommended By-laws

39 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

40 Rotary Club of Northville  Chartered in 1926  32 members

41  Fundraising Main Fundraiser Poker Night Wine Tastings Parking for Harley Fest Additional Fundraiser Hot Dog Cart Fundraising

42  Endowment Fund $100,000 and growing  Unrestricted Funds sufficient for all projects in  Annual Giving is $2,777. as of 1/31/11, annual goal is $3,300, not including Goodfellows.  Polio Giving is $999 (Goal was $500.) Northville Rotary Foundation

43  Rotary Foundation of Rotary International  Annual Fund  $8,000 per year,  $80,000 total giving  44 Paul Harris Fellows  8 Sustaining Members  Permanent Fund  7 Benefactors R.I. Foundation

44  2 out bound Youth Exchange Students  Baby Layettes for Nicaragua  Donation to the Northville High School Choir.  125 member Interact Club at Northville High School  2, $1,000 scholarships per year  2 to 3 students to District RYLA each year  Donations to Schools in Peru, Ethiopia.  Literacy project with Amerman Elementary School. Youth Projects

45  Tap Project in El Salvador  District Simplified Grant for Clock  Community Grant for Backpacks and School Supplies for 85 foster children. Matching Grants

46  Summer picnic in August  New Years Eve at High School, provide food  Help to staff Relay for Life  Raise money for Civic Concern, with newspaper sales and monthly donations to the food pantry.  Donation to Rotoplast Mission in India.  Donations to New Hope Grief Center. Family/Adult Projects

47  Installation Dinner  Christmas Party  Summer Picnic  Various member hosted socials  Monthly Socials Social Events

48  Multi-District PETS  District Assembly  District Conference  International Convention  Presidential Peace Conference  Foundation and Membership Seminar  Meet the Governor Rotary Events

49  Rotary Awards received:  Presidential Citation: Four Avenues of Service  Four Avenue of Service Citations  Distinct Major Awards: Hedke, Archer & Devlyn Awards.  Cog Award  District Club Awards: Attendance, Membership, Membership %, Rotary Information for new members, On-going Rotary Information for Club Members, Bulletin, Website, Fund Raiser and Social Event. Rotary Recognition

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

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

52 Your Obligations in Rotary Participation To be a Rotarian you must give of your time, talents and treasure: 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 A “RINO” is a Rotarian-In-Name Only

53 Attendance Requirements At weekly meetings At weekly meetings – a minimum of 50% is expected. You can maintain your attendance levels by You can maintain your attendance levels by – make 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 via active participation in an approved Rotary Project

54 Your Financial Obligations Initiation Fee$75 Initiation Fee$75 Annual Dues $170 Annual Dues $170 Meals - $12.00 per week $600 Meals - $12.00 per week $600 Total $845 plus variables: Happy Bucks & Good Natured Fines$25 Happy Bucks & Good Natured Fines$25 Social Events$104 Social Events$104 Plus optional events and charity: e.g. District Conference, International Convention, Celebrations, Fundraisers, Foundation Contributions Plus optional events and charity: e.g. District Conference, International Convention, Celebrations, Fundraisers, Foundation Contributions

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

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

57 For Membership Information Please contact… Chris Arnold, Membership Development: Chris Arnold, Membership Development: – Phone – – President Elect: Chris Arnold – Phone –

58 Rotary Club of Northville, Michigan Welcome to …


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