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Rotary International in the Sultanate of Oman Launch of the Rotary Club of Muscat (u.f.) 11 th January 2009. Overview of Presentation. History of Rotary Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman Rotary Guiding Principles Rotary Foundation Rotary Programs Rotary Organisation

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    1. Rotary International in the Sultanate of Oman Launch of the Rotary Club of Muscat (u.f.) 11th January 2009

    2. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    3. History of Rotary Rotary started in Chicago in 1905 By 1920, Rotary had 45,000 membersand clubs in 12 countries.

    4. History of Rotary By 1970s, Rotary spread throughout Western Europe, Africa, South America, and Australia

    5. History of Rotary Today, membership tops 1.2 million with clubs in 166 countries, including the newest Rotary countries of the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.

    6. Future of Rotary Will the Sultanate of Oman be the next Rotary Country ?

    7. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    8. Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • First initiative to get Rotary Started in 2004 • Initiated by Rotary Club of Brussel-Coudenberg • March 2004 visit at which Rotary was discussed at high ministerial levels • Full support to the ideas behind Rotary H.E Moshin bin Khamis Al-Balushi, Under Secretary of Tourism, discussing the establishment of Rotary in Oman with members of the Rotary Club of Brussel-Coudenberg Former Dutch Prime Minister and Rotarian Dries van Agt thanking H.E. Sayyed Badr, the Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs for his support for the Rotary initiative.

    9. Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Initiative re-vitalised in 2008 • Legal Requirements have now been addressed • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman needs to be stablished as an association • Royal Decree 14/2000 for non-profit purposes • 40 Founder members needed  this could be you !!! • Application with Ministry of Social Affairs imminent • Local Rotary Clubs can then be informed under this umbrella • Rotary Club of Muscat is likely to be the first club in the Sultanate of Oman to be chartered in District 2450

    10. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary’s Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    11. SERVICE Above Self Rotary’s Guiding Principles • Four basic principles guide Rotarians in achieving the ideal of service and high ethical standards: • Object of Rotary • Avenues of Service • Classification Principle • The 4-Way Test

    12. Rotary’s Guiding Principles • Object of Rotary: • 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.

    13. Rotary Guiding Principles • Avenues of Service • Club Service • Those things that a Rotarian does to help make the running of his/her Rotary Club successful. • Vocational Service • The promoting of the ‘Ideal of Service’ throughout the business and professional world. • Community Service • Urges every Rotarian to participate in all activities which make his/her community a better place in which to live. • International Service • Encourage and foster the advancement of understanding and good will among peoples of the world

    14. Rotary Guiding Principles • Classification Principle • Rotary allows only a specific number of individual members in any vocation to belong to an individual club, thereby promoting a broad base of ideas and respect for each vocation. • The current membership approves each individual who might wish to join a Rotary club. • The Four Way Test • Of the things we think, say, or do … • Is it the TRUTH? • Is it FAIR to all concerned? • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

    15. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    16. The Rotary Foundation The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to enable the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

    17. The Rotary Foundation The Rotary Foundation supports humanitarian and educational programs implemented by clubs and districts thereby promoting world understanding and peace. $570.7 million in assets

    18. The Rotary Foundation Achieving the US$100 per Rotarian annual giving goal will enable the Foundation to meet the need for humanitarian and educational programs identified by Rotary clubs and districts worldwide.

    19. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    20. Rotary Programs • Rotary International • Interact • Rotaract • Rotary Community Corps • Rotary Fellowships • Rotary Friendship Exchange • Rotary Volunteers • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards • World Community Service • Youth Exchange • Rotary Foundation • Humanitarian Programs • Matching Grants • Individual Grants • District Simplified Grants • 3H Program • Educational Programs • Group Study Exchange • Ambassadorial Scholarships • Rotary Centers for International Studies • Rotary Grants for University Teachers • PolioPlus

    21. Rotary Programs • The Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants program, created in 1978, has made possible a wide range of sustainable development projects, such as the nationwide literacy effort in Bangladesh.

    22. Rotary Programs The PolioPlus program was launched in 1985. It adopted the goal in 1988 of immunizing all the world’s children against polio by 2005 and has raised more than US$537 million for polio eradication.

    23. Rotary Programs • The one-year fundraising campaign—Fulfilling Our Promise: Eradicate Polio—concluded in 2003, raising more than US$130 million by August 2004.

    24. Rotary Programs Rotary’s commitment to youth has never been more far-reaching than with its PolioPlus program. Since 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine as part of this program.

    25. Rotary Programs • Matching Grants projects have brought hope for a better life to people since 1965, with nearly 20,000 grants awarded, totaling more than US$198 million.

    26. Rotary Programs Rotary’s Commitments to Youth Interact - Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this service organization for youth ages 14-18. Rotaract - Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this leadership, professional development, and service organization for young adults ages 18-30. Rotary Youth Exchange - Clubs and districts send and host students ages 15-19 who travel abroad for cultural exchanges of one week to a full year; about 8,000 a year. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - Clubs and districts sponsor seminars to encourage and recognize leadership abilities of youth and young adults ages 14-30.

    27. Rotary Programs In 1965, the Group Study Exchangeprogram was also established, enabling over 30,000 business and professional men and women to participate in vocational activities in countries other than their own.

    28. Rotary Programs In 1999, seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution were established.

    29. Rotary Programs Rotary’s Programs will expand its humanitarian service and build bridges of understanding.

    30. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    31. Rotary Organisation • There are now over 32,000 Rotary Clubs with a total Rotary membership of more than 1.2 million men and women. • There are 529 districts in the Rotary world – in 166 countries and geographic territories. • The Sultanate of Oman falls in District 2450 • 9 countries • Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Bahrain, Sudan, Georgia, Armenia, UAE • 4283 members • 130 clubs

    32. Rotary Organisation • Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. • RI Board has a president, 19 Members and a General Secretary • The Council on Legislation, Rotary's “parliament” meets every three years to deliberate and act upon all proposed enactments and resolutions submitted by: • Individual Rotary Clubs, • District Conferences, • the General Council and Conference of RIBI, • the RI Board, • the Council itself also makes proposals. • A representative for each Rotary District is invited to the Council on Legislation

    33. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    34. Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Commitments • Attendance & Yearly Dues • Active Participation • To be a Rotarian you must give of your time, treasures and talents • in community • In social functions • In Club & District and International Rotary activities • Privileges • Friendship & Fellowship • Personal Growth and Development • Developing International Good Will and Understanding. • Building Higher Ethical Standards within your vocation • Opportunity to Serve “HE PROFITS MOST WHO SERVES THE BEST”

    35. Overview of Presentation • History of Rotary • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Rotary Guiding Principles • Rotary Foundation • Rotary Programs • Rotary Organisation • Rotary Commitments & Privileges • Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman

    36. Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman • Current Status • Legal Requirements for presence of Rotary have now been addressed • Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman need to be stablished as an association • Royal Decree 14/2000 for non-profit purposes • 40 Founder members needed  this could be you !!! • Local Rotary Clubs can then be informed under this umbrella • Rotary Club of Muscat is likely to be the first club in the Sultanate of Oman to be chartered in District 2450 • Next steps • Finalise submission to Ministry of Social Affairs • Start-up extension procedure within Rotary District 2450 • Run the Rotary Club of Muscat as if we were official • Weekly meeting • Assign Board Members • President, Secretary, Treasurer • Assign Committee Convenors • Club Service, Community service, Vocational Srvice, International service • Engage in District & International activites

    37. Welcome to Rotary Remember, no organization is greater than it’s individual members. You are Rotary • Participate for Friendship • Participate for Service • Participate for Fellowship • Participate for Knowledge • Participate for International Understanding

    38. Future of Rotary in the Sultanate of Oman Contact: rotary_oman@hotmail.com Rotary in Oman website: http://rotary-oman.wikispaces.com/ Rotary District 2450 website: www.rotary2450.org Rotary International website: www.rotary.org