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					Welcome to Rotary
Welcome to Rotary

    Club Logo

   Rotary Club of ???

     District 5730
   Texas Panhandle
History of Rotary International
            Founded 23 Feb 1905

Ø   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 1st     Rotary Founder
                                                      Paul Harris
    Rotary club president.
Ø 16 Clubs formed the National Organization in 1910

Ø Rotary became International in 1911 with
    Winnipeg, Canada’s Charter with Paul Harris as
    RI’s 1st President
    What Rotarians Strive To Do

Ø   Set an example of high ethical standards
Ø   Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a
    basis of worthy enterprise
Ø   Search for the right people, not people with the
    right Classification to serve in Rotary

     Service above Self is our Motto
       Rotary is an
International Organization

Ø   529 Districts in 165 countries
    ­   >30,000 clubs
    ­   1.22 million members
Ø   Our District 5730
    ­   Covers the Panhandle of Texas
    ­   53 Clubs
    ­   2,199 members
    Rotary International’s Mission

Support its member clubs in fulfilling the
object of Rotary by:
Ø   Fostering unity among members
Ø   Strengthening and expanding Rotary around
    the world
Ø   Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary
Ø   Providing a system of international
Ø   Governed by a President,
    President -Elect and a Board
    of 17 Directors
Ø   Elected from all over the world

Ø   Each District elects a District   Rotary International 2004-05
                                       President, Glenn E. Estess
Ø Each club is an autonomous group
     ­ Club President
     ­ District 5730 Governor
                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
     v   the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations

     v   the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her
         occupation as an opportunity to serve society
               The Object of Rotary

3)   The application of the ideal of service by every
     Rotarian to their personal, business and community

4)   The advancement of international understanding,
     goodwill, and peace through:

     v   a world of fellowship of business and professional
     v   united in the ideal of service
     We implement the
Object of Rotary through the
 Four Avenues of Service
      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.
                  Club Service

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

Obliges Classification holders to share the Ideal of
Service in all Business & Professional dealings

  Club Vocational Service involves projects that:
  Ø   Improve the quality of life in the workplace
  Ø   Help all workers to realize their full potential
  Ø   Recognize the worthiness of all useful
Vocational Service Projects

    Ø   Career Development
    Ø   Vocation at Work
    Ø   Vocational Awareness
    Ø   Vocational Awards
            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

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?

     * Created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932
Community Service (& Youth)

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

    Advances Understanding, Goodwill & Peace:

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

“World Peace through Understanding”
The Rotary Foundation’s Mission:

Fulfill the Object of Rotary and
Rotary’s Mission
Achieve World Understanding and Peace
The Rotary Foundation
What the Rotary Foundation Does

Promotes World Understanding and Peace
ü   Works for a polio-free world
ü   Cares for the children of the world
ü   Feeds the hungry of the world
ü   Provides educational opportunities
ü   Preserves planet earth
 Tools for Reaching this Goal

Local, National and International
  § Cultural Programs

  § Educational Programs

  § Humanitarian Programs
Rotary Foundation Program Areas

  Educational       Humanitarian
    Programs          Programs
      Educational Programs

§   Ambassadorial Scholarships

§   Rotary Grants for University Teachers

§   Group Study Exchanges (GSE)

§   Rotary Centers for International Studies
    in Peace and Conflict Resolution
    Humanitarian Programs
§   PolioPlus Program
§   Discovery Grants
§   Grants for Rotary Volunteers
§   Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants
§   Helping Grants
§   Matching Grants
§   New Opportunities Grants
§   Rotary Peace Programs Grants
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 $500
          million for global polio eradication.
        § 99% decline in cases since 1985
          (fewer than 2000 cases in 2002).
Basic Humanitarian Programs Criteria

  n   Internationality/ Partnership

  n   Significant Rotarian Involvement

  n   Financial Stewardship
The Source of Rotary Foundation Funding



Two Needs . . .Two Ways of Giving

 For support today      To secure tomorrow

                   Ø   $1,000 DONATION
                   Ø   RECOGNITION
                   Ø   FUNDS FOUNDATION
                   Ø   OPEN TO NON-ROTARIANS
                   Ø   SUSTAINING PROGRAM

  Rotary Founder
    Paul Harris
Rotary International District 5730

              Charles Cotten
         2004-05 District Governor,
        District Governor
Direct Communication with Clubs


  District              Assistant

The District: A Definition

  “A district … shall exist solely to
  help the individual Rotary club
  advance the Object of Rotary.”
                         – Manual of Procedure
District 5730 Calendar 2004-05

Ø   July 12-16 Girls RYLA
Ø   August/Sept 28-3 District Cruise to Alaska
Ø   September 16-19 District trip to Mexico
Ø   November 13 Membership/TRF Seminar-Lubbock
Ø   February 23 Official 100th Anniversary for Rotary
Ø   May 12-15 District Assembly/Conference Odessa
Ø   June 18-22 International Conference Chicago
            Our Club Organization
                        CLUB LEADER

               SECRETARY       PRESIDENT ELECT


               Board of Directors

Ø   Includes the Directors of the 4 Avenues of Service
       Ø President            name
       Ø President-elect      name
       Ø Secretary            name
       Ø Treasurer            name

       All positions in Rotary change on July 1 each year
          Club Constitutions

Ø   Rotary Clubs are governed by a Standard
    Club Constitution only amended by the
    Council on Legislation – Rotary’s Parliament
    - which meets every 3 years.
Ø   The Manual of Procedure incorporates
    Council amendments from the 21-27 April,
    2001 meeting
Ø   Rotary Clubs adopt their own By-laws guided
    by RI’s Recommended By-laws
The Four Elements of Effective Clubs

                   Effective Clubs
                     are able to..

    Sustain      Implement      Support           Club
      and        Successful    The Rotary      Leaders for
     Grow         Service      Foundation        Beyond
  Membership      Projects                     Club Level

               Efficient Club Administration
 Rotary Club of ???

v Chartered in ????
v ??? members
v Sister Club
v Relationship with

v Fundraising
   ü Main Fundraiser
     > $???
   ü Additional Fundraiser
     > $???
??? Rotary Foundation

Ø Endowment Fund
   $??? and growing

Ø Unrestricted Funds
   sufficient for all projects in 2004-2005
           R.I. Foundation
v Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
         Ø Annual Fund
             § > $???
             § ?? Paul Harris Fellows
             § ?? Sustaining Members
             § 100% Polio Eradication
               $??? per member

         Ø Permanent Fund
             § ? Benefactors
Youth Projects
 Ø List
 Ø of
 Ø projects
 and others…
Family/Adult Projects

  Ø List
  Ø of
  Ø projects
  and others…
    Matching Grants

Ø   List
Ø   of
Ø   matching
Ø   grants
Social Events

Ø   List
Ø   of
Ø   social
Ø   events
Rotary Events

Ø   Texas PETS
Ø   District Assembly
Ø   District Conference
Ø   International Convention
Ø   Presidential Celebration
Ø   Foundation Seminar
Ø   Foundation Dinner
Ø Governors Installation
   Rotary Recognition
v Rotary Awards received:
   Ø Presidential Citations
   Ø Four Avenue of Service Citations
   Ø District Governor’s Meritorious Service Award
   Ø District Citations
   Ø District Blue Chip Certificate
        The Privileges in Rotary

Ø   Friendship with leaders
    ­   in your community

    ­   in neighbouring cities and towns

    ­   throughout the U.S.A.

    ­   around the world
         The Privileges in Rotary

Ø   Giving Service to your community.
Ø   Developing International Goodwill & Understanding
Ø   Building Higher Ethical Standards in your vocation

      Through the Common Bond of Rotary
     Your Obligations in Rotary

Ø   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
Ø   A “RINO” is a Rotarian-In-Name Only
          Attendance Requirements

Ø   At weekly meetings
    ­   a minimum of 60% is expected.

Ø   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.

Ø   via active participation in an approved Rotary Project
Your Financial Obligations

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

Ø   for friendship
Ø   for service
Ø   for fellowship
Ø   for knowledge
Ø   for international understanding

Remember You Are Rotary!
             What’s Next?

Steps for Becoming a New Member
Ø   Complete the Member Worksheet
Ø   Meet with your mentor, who will guide you
    through the process and answer your
For Membership Information

Please contact…
Ø   ???, Membership Development:
    ­   Phone    ???-???-????
    ­   E-mail   ???@???.com
Ø   ???, President Elect:
    ­   Phone    ???-???-????
    ­   E-mail   ???@???.com
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