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  1. Knowing the Basics about Rotary First Look ....

  2. Definition of Rotary Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members of more than 29,000 Rotary clubs in 161 countries. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  3. Derivation of theRotary Name The name Rotary was chosen to reflect the custom, in the early days of the first Rotary Club in Chicago, of rotating the site of club meetings among the members' places of business. This rotation, an integral part of the founder's original concept, was designed to acquaint members with one another's vocations and to promote business, but the club's rapid growth soon made the custom impractical. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  4. Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST:The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD:The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  5. Avenues of Service in Rotary • Since 1927, the program of Rotary has been carried • out on four Avenues of Service. • These avenues are : • Club service • Vocational service • Community service • International service Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  6. Getting to Know More AboutAvenues of Service in Rotary Club Service Club Service includes the scope of activities that Rotarians undertake in support of their club, such as serving on committees, proposing individuals for membership, and meeting attendance requirements. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  7. Getting to Know More AboutAvenues of Service in Rotary Vocational Service Vocational Service focuses on the opportunity that Rotarians have to represent their professions as well as their efforts to promote vocational awareness and high ethical standards in business. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  8. Getting to Know More AboutAvenues of Service in Rotary Community Service Community Service includes the scope of activities which Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  9. Getting to Know More AboutAvenues of Service in Rotary International Service International Service describes the activities which Rotarians undertake to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  10. The 4 Way Test • Adopted by Rotary in 1943 • Created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 • when he was asked to take charge of a company • that was facing bankruptcy. • One of the most widely printed and quoted statements • of business ethics in the world • Has been translated into more than a hundred • languages and published in thousands of ways Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  11. The 4 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 goodwill and better friendships? • 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?" Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  12. Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions • Adopted by the Rotary International Council on • Legislation in 1989. • Its aim : • To provide more specific guidelines for the high • ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  13. As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to: Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions • Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve; • Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to • the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community; • Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical • standards in my chosen vocation; • Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the • public and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship; • Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to • society; • Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work • for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in • my community; • Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public • concerning my business or profession; • Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not • normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  14. Mission Statementof Rotary The mission of Rotary International is to assist and guide Rotarians and Rotary clubs to accomplish the Object of Rotary, to ensure Rotary's continuing relevance, and to help build a better world, emphasizing service activities by individuals and groups that enhance the quality of life and human dignity, encouraging high ethical standards, and creating greater understanding among all people to advance the search for peace in the world. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  15. Rotary Motto's Service Above Self He Profits Most Who Serves Best • Adopted as official motto at the 1950 RI Convention • In 1989, the RI Council on Legislation designated • "Service above Self" as the principal motto. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  16. 1906 • In 1923, the present gear wheel with 24 • cogs and six spokes was adopted. 1910 • A keyway to signify that the wheel was • a "worker and not an idler." 1913 • At the RI Convention in 1929, royal • blue and gold were chosen as the • official colors. 1929 The Rotary Wheel • Rotary's first emblem was a simple wagon • wheel representing civilization and • movement and was designed in 1905 by • Montague Bear. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  17. Membership in Rotary Membership in a Rotary club is by invitation and is based on the founder’s paradigm of choosing one representative of each business, profession and institution in the community. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  18. The Classification Principle Used to ensure that the members of a club comprise a cross section of their community's business and professional life. Classification describes either the principal business or professional service of the organization that he or she works for or the individual Rotarian's own activity within the organization . Determined by activities or services to society rather than by the position held by the particular individual. Forsters a fellowship for service based on diversity of interest, and seeks to prevent the predominance in the club of any one group. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  19. Born in Wisconsin, USA on April 19th, 1868 • On 23 February, 1905, Paul Harris formed the • first club with three other businessmen, • Silvester Schiele, a coal merchant; • Gustavus Loehr, a mining engineer; • and Hiram Shorey, a merchant tailor • Named the new club "Rotary" because • members met in rotation at their various • places of business. Paul P. Harris 1868-1947 The Founder of Rotary Paul P. Harris, a lawyer, was the founder of Rotary, the world's first and most international service club. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  20. Rotary International andOther Organizations • Rotary International has been collaborating • with many civic and humanitarian organizations • as well as the government agencies of various • nations in its efforts to improve the human condition. • An excellent example of what these partnerships • can accomplish can be found in Rotary's ambitious • PolioPlus program. Launched in 1985, in concert • with the World Health Organization, • the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) • and UNICEF. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  21. Rotary International andOther Organizations • Rotary International has been collaborating • with many civic and humanitarian organizations • as well as the government agencies of various • nations in its efforts to improve the human condition. • An excellent example of what these partnerships • can accomplish can be found in Rotary's ambitious • PolioPlus program. Launched in 1985, in concert • with the World Health Organization, • the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) • and UNICEF. Knowing the Basics about Rotary

  22. Club Service A First Look at Club Service, which is important to each Rotarian and important to the club.

  23. The Importance Of A very important part of Service Above Self for all Rotarians As a new member, when we think of “Service Above Self”, we can first find ways to serve by helping in our own club. Every club needs helpers and workers to get basic jobs done.

  24. The Purpose To foster the successful administration of a Rotary Club Rotarians helping in Club Service make the club work smoothly…get basic jobs done.

  25. Scope of Activities Club Service includes the scope of activities that Rotarians undertake in support of their club, such as serving oncommittees, proposing individuals for membership, and meeting attendancerequirements. Club Service includes all those activities that make a club work well.

  26. Committees Committees Club Service is made up of several committees

  27. Classification Committee Maintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications. Classifications Committees The Classification Committee keeps us aware of filled and unfilled classifications, keeps our roster up to date and reviews applications against the classification system.

  28. Classification Committee Membership Development Committee Maintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications. Seeks out new members for the roster’s unfilled classifications and proposes programs for achieving membership growth. Membership Development Committees Membership Development is key to helping the club attract new members

  29. Classification Committee Membership Committee Membership Development Committee Maintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications. Judges the personal qualifications of proposed members. Seeks out new members for the roster’s unfilled classifications and proposes programs for achieving membership growth. Membership Committees This Committee actually reviews and processes the new member applications.

  30. Classification Committee Membership Committee Membership Development Committee Maintains an up-to-date roster of filled and unfilled classifications. Judges the personal qualifications of proposed members. Seeks out new members for the roster’s unfilled classifications and proposes programs for achieving membership growth. Rotary Information Committee Provides information about Rotary to both current and prospective members. Rotary Information Committees This committee does the orientation of new members, and plans ways to help educate all members about Rotary

  31. Attendance Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Sub Committees This committee works to maintain good attendance from all Rotarians

  32. Fellowship Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members. Sub Committees This committee plans the fellowship activities of the club.

  33. Programs Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members. Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings. Sub Committees A key committee planning programs for every week’s meetings.

  34. Public Relations Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members. Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings. Sub Committees Public Relations – Informs the community about Rotary. Public Relations Committee keeps the community informed about our club and the projects we undertake in the community

  35. Magazine Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members. Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings. Sub Committees Public Relations – Informs the community about Rotary. Magazine – Creates interest in THE ROTARIAN and promotes gift subscriptions, especially during Magazine Month (April). This committee tries to create interest in the official magazine of Rotary

  36. Club Bulletin Attendance - Promotes good attendance. Fellowship Activites – Plans special events and activities, makes seating arrangements, and recognizes exemplary service by individual members. Program – Prepares and arranges programs for weekly club meetings. Sub Committees Public Relations – Informs the community about Rotary. Magazine – Creates interest in THE ROTARIAN and promotes gift subscriptions, especially during Magazine Month (April). Club Bulletin – Helps plan and produce the club bulletin. This committee prepares the weekly club bulletin

  37. Committee Chairs All club committee chairpersons should maintain close contact with the key officers of the club All committee chairs stay in close contact with key officers of the club

  38. Member Support Rotarians support their club by getting involved in Club Service Every Rotarian is expected to be involved in Club Service.

  39. Membershipand our Rotary Club Membership and our Rotary Club. Membership. A Rotary Club is as strong and vital as its membership is strong and vital. Membership Development is a very important priority for our Rotary club.

  40. RI Past President Herb Brown… “…the single most effective way we can strengthen our ability to do good in the world is to increase club membership…” RIPP Herb Brown said it well. In order for our club to be effective as a club, effective in our community and effective in the world, we must work to insure our membership is strong. When we bring a good new member into our club, or when we encourage a club member to really become involved, we strengthen Rotary in our world.

  41. Getting and Keeping Members • A Rotary Club’s greatest challenge • Requiring constant attention from club leadership • Needs involvement of club members In fact, getting and keeping good members is one of the greatest challenges facing our Rotary Club today. And we face it every year! Our club leadership must make plans for membership development an important part of their agenda throughout the year. And just as important, each of us as club members must also be fully aware of the importance of membership development. Getting and keeping good members must be a priority.

  42. In the past • Our Clubs enjoyed net growth each year • New clubs were formed in significant numbers Historically, our Rotary Clubs enjoyed net growth year after year. And added to that, new clubs were formed in significant numbers. Rotary saw year after year of solid membership growth.

  43. But these last few years • Our membership growth has required extraordinary efforts • Membership Quest Emphasis has been successful • Now we have a Net membership gain again! But in recent years, our growth slowed! For two years we saw a net membership loss in Rotary for the first time in our history. The good news is that the Membership Quest has turned that situation around. But Rotarians everywhere must continue to work on membership. Our club must also take up the challenge.

  44. Rotary’s great challenge • Membership • Getting good members • Properly orienting new members • Keeping members Membership development should be one of the highest priorities for a Rotary Club. Finding good members, orienting members and keeping good members. These are very important tasks for the club…and for each of us.

  45. Our Club and our members • Must make an ongoing commitment • Cannot just be a “short-term” campaign • Identifying good prospective members is “job one”. Our Rotary Club must make an ongoing commitment to Membership Development. A “short-term” campaign often is only a temporary solution. We need to be dedicated to constantly working to identify good prospective members for our club.

  46. Proposing a new Member • Our whole process of • Proposal • Classification • Approval • Orientation • Must be monitored and improved And we need to give attention to the process. Our members need to know more about how to identify and propose new members. We need to do a more efficient job of processing a new member. Our process may need re-engineering!

  47. Proposing a new member Proposing a new member is an important responsibility of every Rotarian. This form is key to the process, and needs to be readily available to every member as we work to identify and process new members.

  48. Installing the new Member • Should be a great celebration for the new member • And also for the club • Needs careful planning We should plan to “roll out the red carpet” when we welcome a new member into the club. This is a time of celebration for the new member. And it is also a time for celebration for the club. Careful plans need to be made for the installation of the new member to insure it is meaningful to all.

  49. Orientation and Mentoring • New members need information about Rotary • Mentoring helps new members for the first few months New members need to be informed about Rotary. Orientation and ongoing mentoring are both very important aspects of successful membership development. Members who are well oriented into Rotary usually become good Rotarians and stay as productive members of the club.

  50. New Members • Are essential to the life of our club • A constant priority for our club • Requires full club commitment Our club needs to be organized to work to bring good new members into our club on a consistent basis. To accomplish this, our club leadership and our club members need to see membership development as a very high priority for our club.