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ROTARY 101. Past, Present, and Future (created by Debbie Stacey, March 2012) WELCOME!. Rotary 101 includes:. Rotary history & timeline H ow Rotary has evolved Current Rotary facts Rotary plans for the future What is Rotary, what it means to be a Rotarian What Rotarians do

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Rotary 101

ROTARY 101

Past, Present, and Future

(created by Debbie Stacey, March 2012)

WELCOME!


Rotary 101 includes

Rotary 101 includes:

  • Rotary history & timeline

  • How Rotary has evolved

  • Current Rotary facts

  • Rotary plans for the future

  • What is Rotary, what it means to be a Rotarian

  • What Rotarians do

  • Why Public Image is so important

  • How to stay informed


Past history of rotary

PAST – History of Rotary


Who convened the first rotary meeting when where and why

Who convened the first Rotary meeting – when, where and why?

Attorney Paul P. Harris

February 23, 1905 in Chicago Unity Building, Room 711 (restored room on 16th floor RI Building in Evanston)

“Men” from various vocations who would rotate meetings at their offices

Beginning of world’s 1st service club


When and what was the first act of service

When and what was the first act of service?

1907 installation of city public toilets to improve sanitation in Chicago

“In common with my fellow members, I had learned to place emphasis on the giving rather than the getting.”

– Paul Harris


Was paul harris elected the 1 st president of the chicago club

Was Paul Harris elected the 1st President of the Chicago club?


On november 12 1908 the 2 nd club was chartered in what city

On November 12, 1908 the 2nd club was chartered in what city?

Rockford, Illinois

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

St. Louis, Missouri

Boston, Massachusetts

San Francisco, California


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The 1st convention was in Chicago @ the Congress Hotel on August 15-17,1910. How many registrants, clubs and members were there at that time?

60 registrants

16 clubs with

1,000 members

all in the U.S.


Where was the 1 st official club outside of the us chartered on april 13 1912

Where was the 1st official club outside of the US chartered on April 13, 1912?

Tokyo, Japan

Sydney, Australia

London, England

Mexico City, Mexico

Winnipeg, Canada


When was the 1 st issue of the national rotarian published

When was the 1st issue of “The National Rotarian” published?

January 12, 1911

A 12-page periodical;

Today “The Rotarian” is usually 64 – 80 pages!


Where and when was the 1 st non english speaking club

Where and when was the 1st non-English speaking club?

Havana, Cuba (1916)


Why was the endowment fund created in 1917 and which club made the 1 st contribution

Why was the endowment fund created in 1917, and which club made the 1st contribution?

“for the purpose of doing good in the world”

Rotary Club of Kansas City, MO

$26.50

(pre-cursor to Rotary Foundation)


Match the club location with the 1 st in 1918 1921

Match the club location with the “1st” in 1918 – 1921

1st club south of the equator 1918

1st Asian club June 1919

1st club in China July 1919

1st Internat’l Assembly host 1919

1st Convention outside

N. America 1921

Edinburgh, Scotland

Rotary Club of Shanghai

Montevideo, Uruguay

Manila, Philippines

Chicago, IL, USA


Match the year and event

Match the year and event:

1921

1922

1924

1925

1929

1st Foundation Gift $500

Adopted today’s

gearwheel emblem

1,000th chartered club

Official name became

Rotary International

2,000+ chartered clubs


Why was the rotary relief fund established in 1940

Why was the Rotary Relief Fund established in 1940?

To help war victims from

World War II

Response to Resolution calling for

“respect for human rights”


O ne of the world s most widely printed quoted statements of business ethics

One of the world’s most widely printed & quoted statements of business ethics…

The Four-Way Test

written in 1932 and adopted in 1943

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Rotary when paul harris died on january 27 1947

Rotary when Paul Harris died on January 27, 1947:

Over 300,000 Rotarians!

Paul Harris Memorial Fund created and awarded to 18 fellows to study abroad

Precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships


Did you know there were two official mottoes in 1950

Did you know there were two official mottoes in 1950?

Service Above Self

He Profits Most Who Serves Best


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In 1955 Richard Nixon spoke at the RI convention in Chicago celebrating Rotary’s golden anniversary, 50 years, with 8,500 clubs in 89 countries.


Match the new beginnings w the correct year

Match the new beginnings w/ the correct year:

1957

1962

1965

1968

1971

1st RYLA in Australia

1st Group Study Exchange & Matching Grants

1st Paul Harris Fellow Foundation Awards

1st Interact in Melbourne, FL

1stRotaract at Univ of

N Carolina, Charlotte


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“Few there are who do not recognize the good work which is done by Rotary clubs throughout the free world.” –Winston Churchill


When and where was the 1 st polio effort prior to start of polio plus

When and where was the 1st polio effort prior to start of Polio Plus?

Rotary Foundation funded 1st Health, Hunger & Humanity (3-H) Grant

to immunize 6 million Philippine children

1979


Polio plus launched at 1985 convention 8m cases predicted by 2005

Polio Plus launched at 1985 convention (8M cases predicted by 2005)


When did us supreme court rule ri may not exclude women

When did US Supreme Court rule RI may NOT exclude women?

1987

Rotary Club of Duarte, CA reinstated after termination in 1978 for admitting women;

1989 Council on Legislation votes to admit women worldwide


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$247 million raised through Polio Plus fundraising campaign in 1988 prompting World Health Organization (WHO) Resolution to eradicate polio by 2000

Largest internationally world public health program to date


Many european clubs disbanded during wwii and reinstated in 1989 following

Many European clubs disbanded during WWII and reinstated in 1989 following:

Collapse of Berlin Wall

Dissolution of Soviet

Union (1st Russian club

chartered in 1990)


Two women began terms as district governors in 1995

Two women began terms as District Governors in 1995


Why were rotary centers established in 1999 for international studies in peace and conflict

Why were Rotary Centers established in 1999 for International Studies in peace and conflict?

To help prepare future leaders and diplomats.


Match these events in the 21 st century

Match these events in the 21st century:

2002

2003

2004

2006

2007

One millionth

Paul Harris Fellow

Largest convention in

Osaka, Japan 45,381

Europe polio free!

Five Centennial bells begin journey from Brisbane, Australia

99% polio drop; only 4 countries remain!


What prompted the 200 million challenge to end polio now in 2008

What prompted the $200 million challenge to End Polio Now in 2008?

Efforts to match the $100 million challenge grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Rotary has contributed more than

$900 million


Where did rotary celebrate its 100 th centennial convention

Where did Rotary celebrate its 100th centennial convention?

Rome, Italy

Winnipeg, Canada

Edinburgh, Scotland

Chicago, Illinois

Birmingham, England


Present rotary today

PRESENT - Rotary Today

TIP: Did you know Rotary has a monthly theme?

March is L------- month


The rotarian 100 th anniversary issue january 2011

“The Rotarian” 100th anniversary issue January 2011

The latest Rotary at a Glance March 2012

Rotary: 1,218,199 members; 34,282 clubs

Rotaract: 207,690 members; 9,030 clubs

Interact: 323,104 members; 14,048 clubs

RCCs: 167,210 members; 7,270 corps


What is rotary see this is rotary

What is Rotary? (See “This is Rotary”)

An international humanitarian service organization

A global network of community volunteers


Clubs are the most basic element of rotary and the most vital

Clubs are the most basic element of Rotary and the most vital!

Rotarian

Rotary Clubs

Rotary Districts

Rotary Zones

Rotary International


Who are rotarians

Who are Rotarians?

“Service Above Self”

A worldwide network (original social network)

Inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives

Volunteers giving their time and talents to serve local and global communities

Diverse business, professional and community leaders who form strong, lasting friendships along the way


What rotarians do

What Rotarians do:

“Service Above Self”

Five Areas of Service:

Club Service

Vocational Service

Community Service

International Service

New Generations Service


Six areas of focus

Six Areas of Focus:

Peace & conflict prevention/resolution

Disease prevention & treatment

Water & sanitation

Maternal & child health

Basic education & literacy

Economic & community development


Core values

CORE VALUES

Our priorities and actions that drive the intent and direction of the strategic plan.

Service

Fellowship

Diversity

Integrity

Leadership


What is our top priority

What is our Top Priority?

Eradication of Polio

Only 4 endemic countries left:

Afghanistan

India (1 year polio free)

Nigeria

Pakistan

*Last 1% most difficult and expensive


Future the best is yet to come

FUTURE The best is yet to come!

“If we all have the fortitude to see this effort through to the end, then we will eradicate polio.” - Bill Gates


Enhance rotary s public image see rpic message

Enhance Rotary’s Public Image(see RPIC message)

Brand – Rotary revitalization

End of Polio Now Campaign – final steps

Project Showcase – help tell the Rotary story

Rotary Club Central – online resource

Retool RI website - rotary.org

Outcomes:

Membership– attract and retain

Humanitarian Assistance – continue position as main player in global assistance & development


2012 2013 theme peace through service

2012-2013 Theme“Peace Through Service”

President-elect

SakujiTanaka Tokyo, Japan


Resources

RESOURCES

  • RI website @ rotary.org

  • “The Rotarian” magazine (also available @ rotary.org)

  • Zone 28 Public Image website www.rpic28.org

  • 2010 Public Image Survey

  • 2011 Annual Report


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