Rotary Club of Windward NEW MEMBERSHIP
Rotary Is • Organization of business and professional persons • Provide humanitarian service • Encourage high ethical standards in all vocations • Help build goodwill and peace in the world • 1.2 million members; 32,943 clubs; in 200 countries • Oldest and largest service organization in the world • The Rotary Foundation provides $100 million for • International Scholarships • Cultural Exchanges • Humanitarian Projects • Rotary is PolioPlus – worldwide eradication of Polio • “Make Dreams Real” 2008-2009 Theme
Historical Highlights • 1905 – First Rotary Club formed in Chicago by Paul Harris • 1910 – First Rotary Convention and first club outside of US in Winnipeg, Canada • 1911 – First European clubs formed in Dublin, Belfast, and London • 1917 – Endowment Fund established (forerunner of The Rotary Foundation) • 1919 - Rotary enters S. America and Asia • 1921 - Rotary goes down under in Australia and S. Africa • 1933 – The 4-Way Test formulated • 1947 – Founder Paul Harris dies, first RI foundation scholarship awarded • 1985 – Rotary announces PolioPlus program • 1989 – Council on Legislation opens Rotary to women • 1997 – Rotary expands to Antarctica • 2002 – Rotary expands to Afghanistan
The Object of Rotary - Service • 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. • THE 4-WAY TEST • Is it the TRUTH? • Is it FAIR to all concerned? • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Service • Club Service – Focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring effective functioning of the club. • Update the Website • Create Club Bulletin • Public Relations • Community Service – Covers the projects and activities of the club. The goal is to improve your community. • NFCC • AIDs Awareness • CART • Habitat for Humanity • YMCA Proejcts • Drake House • Literacy • School Partnerships • International Service – Encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. • GRSP • Polio Plus • International Projects • Vocational Service –Encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations • Teacher of the Week/Year • Career Day • Vocational Speakers • New Generations – Works with up and coming potential Rotarians of the future. • Interact • Youthact • Rotakids • Celebrity Reader Program • Students of the Quarter
The Benefits of Joining • Service Opportunities • International Awareness • Friendship • Good Citizenship • Family Foundations • Entertainment • Ethical Environment • Leadership Development • Diversity in Membership • Professional Networking
The Rotary Foundation The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and alleviation of poverty. In 2006–07 Contributions totaled 133 million and 100 million was spent in support of humanitarian and educational programs. FUNDS – There are 2 types of funds available through the Foundation. • Annual Program – Provides grants and awards through Foundation programs. • Permanent – endowment from which only the earnings are spent. Ensures long term viability of the foundation.
Rotary Club of Windward • Chartered in 2002 • 22 Active Members • Meet every Monday at 12:00 noon • Windward Marriott, 5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005 • Support many local community projects • Habitat for Humanity – funding and volunteers • North Fulton Community Charities • Drake House • YMCA • Social and Fellowship Events • Holiday party • Family of Rotary Events • Support International Projects • GRSP • Polio Plus • Rotary Foundation
Your Commitment • Attendance – Goal to attend 60% of the club’s weekly meetings. Option to make-up at other local Rotary clubs. Can’t miss four consecutive meetings in a row. • Participation – As a new member agree to work with their sponsor/mentor to complete the new member worksheet within the first six months of membership and pick one committee to work on. • Recruitment and Retention of members • Financial • $75 initiation fee • $315 quarterly dues which includes $25 for the Paul Harris Foundation and $25 for the Will Watt Foundation.
Welcome and Good Luck! “Rotary lets you give something back, in the knowledge that you belong to the largest family of givers.” Deanna Ann Duguid, Indonesia