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					                                THE RI CLUBLEADERSHIP
                                                    PLAN-
                                FREQUENTLY  ASKEDQUESTIONS



What is the Club Leadership Plan?

The ClubLeadership Planis the recommended    administrative          for
                                                           structure Rotary clubs. lt includesa
numberof operationalprocesses  that are basedon the best practices effectiveRotaryclubsaround
                                                                  of
the worldoverthe last 100years. The planemphasizes               for
                                                     consensus decision-making,    continuityof
leadership project
          and                       and
                      management, the involvement all members service,
                                                       of                in     fellowship, and
training.

Why does Rotary need a Club Leadership Plan?

Every year, Rotary leadershipchanges at all levels. Rotary leaders are volunteerswith many
         on
demands theirtime. Havinga standard         administrative        for
                                                         structure Rotaryclubsmakesit easier
for Rotary club leadersto focus their effortson servicerather than administration.In addition,the
Club LeadershipPlan provides for beffer successionplanning and continuity.

ls the plan mandatory?

No. The Club Leadership  Plan'sgoal is to strengthenRotaryclubs by providingtime testedpractices
that Rotary clubs can adapt to their needs. Every club should considerthe plan and adopt those
aspectsthat would improve their club.

How will my club transition from its current structure to the new one?

At leastsixmonthsbeforethe Rotaryyear,your club shouldbeginplanninghow it will transition the
                                                                                            to
Club Leadership Plan. The transitioncould be to completelyadopt the new Recommended        Rotary
                         the
Club Bylawsand implement Club Leadership      Plan in its entirety,or to adopt those aspectsof the
planthat wouldstrengthenyour club. As Rotaryclubsare autonomous      and no two exactlyalike,your
club mustdecidewhat changesare neededand the appropriate     timeframe.

What is the role of the four Avenues of Service under the Club Leadership Plan?

Under the Club Leadership   Plan the Avenuesof Service (Club, Vocational,     Community,   and
            remaincentralto the work of Rotary,ensuringthat a club'sserviceeffortsare balanced
International)
and workingto achieveall aspectsofthe Objectof Rotary. The Avenuos Se/'vicg
                                                                    of        help Rotary clubs
remainfocusedon the main purposeof Rotary,Service   Above Se/ll Clubs shouldset annualgoals
that addresseach avenueof service. The operational needsof the clubs are addressedby the flve
standing committees:club administration, publicrelations,
                                        club                 membership,  serviceprojects, and
The Rotary Foundation.




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Doesthis meanthat our club boardwill now havefive directors, for eachstanding
                                                           one
committee?
Not necessaily. Accordingto the Recommended     RotaryClub Bylaws,club directorsare electedto
managethe club and club committee  chairsare appointed the presidenfelect carryout the goals
                                                       by                  to
of the club. Directorsat large are able to make objectivedecisionson committeeand budget
proposals. Club committee chairsfocus on the work of their particular
                                                                    committee. lf a club chooses
to have committeechairs serve as directors,which may be necessaryfor smaller clubs, these
          should elected
individuals      be        ratherthanappointed.

Will the service projects committee be overwhelmed covering Communityr,Vocational
and lnternational Service?

Clubs may opt to add subcommiftees the serviceprojects committee. The service projects
                                     to
committee                                               ensuring
          wouldthen overseethe work of the subcommittees,       that no effortsare duplicated,
whilethe subcommifteeswould pursuespecificprojectgoals.

What does The Rotary Foundation committee do?

The club Rotary Foundationcommittee wo*s to ensure your club paflicipates in the programs of your
Foundation  and providesthe funds to supportthose programs. In 2003-04,The RotaryFoundation
awarded   over US$ 85 millionin humanitarian,           and PolioPlus
                                              educalional               grantsin supportof the
Object of Rotary. Your clublevel committeepursuesthese types of grants to supportthe service
effortsof your club.

How can the Club Leadership Plan be adapted to different size clubs?

Rotary                                          to
       clubsrangein sizefromlessthan20 members morethan200. The ClubLeadership      Plan's
                  consensus, involving members
focuson continuity,          and         all                     any
                                                    wouldbenefit size Rotary club. Clubs
can adaptthe recommended   committee         to                      c/ubsshould staft with
                                    structure meet their needs.Sma/rer
the basicfive committeesand add committees needed. Largerclubsmay wish to add committees
                                          as
or createsubcommittees meettheir servicegoalsand to involveall members.
                       to

Why should we adopt the Club Leadership Plan?

All clubs should consider the CLP as it reflects fhe best practices of effective Rofary clubs as
developedby Rotaryduringits first 100 years. New clubswill benefitfrom the experience existing
                                                                                      of
Rotary                      the
       clubsby implementing operational   processes          in
                                                     included the ClubLeadership    Plan.

What resources are available to support the Glub Leadership Plan?

The Club Leadership                 which will be distributed all Rotaryclub presidents-elect
                    plan publication,                       to                             at
the 2006 presidents-elect trainingseminars(PETS),includesinformation the plan's policy,
                                                                         on
implementation steps with strategies for achieving them, and a recommendedtimeframe for
implementation. the Rl Web site,a resource
                On                           pagefor the ClubLeadership              Rl
                                                                         Planincludes Board
policy,a worksheetfor implementation, Recommended
                                      the                 Rotary Club Bylaws,and the Planning
Guidefor EffectiveRotaryClubs,a goal-setting
                                           tool.

At the districtlevel, your districtgovernorand assistantgovernorwill help your club implementthe
plan and ensurethat the five standingcommittees  have corresponding  districtcommitteessupporting
theirworkand sharing    resources.


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