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Welcome to rotary1
Welcome to Rotary

Club Logo

Rotary Club of ???

District 6400

Founded 23 rd feb 1905
Founded 23rd Feb 1905

Rotary Founder

Paul Harris

  • Paul Harris (lawyer), Sylvester Schiele (coal dealer), Gus Loehr (mining engineer) & Hiram Shorey (merchant tailor) met in Gus’ office in the Unity Building at 127 North Dearborn St, Chicago. Sylvester was the 1st Rotary club president.

  • 16 Clubs formed the National Organization in 1910

  • Rotary became International in 1911 with Winnipeg, Canada’s Charter with Paul Harris as RI’s 1st President

What rotarians strive to do
What Rotarians Strive To Do

  • Set an example of high ethical standards

  • Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise

  • Search for the right people, not people with the right Classification to serve in Rotary

    Service above Self is our Motto

Rotary is an international organization
Rotary is anInternational Organization

  • 529 Districts in 165 countries

    • >30,000 clubs

    • 1.22 million members

  • Our District 6400

    • Covers SE MI & SW ON

    • 51 Clubs

    • 1,825 members

Rotary international s mission
Rotary International’s Mission

Support its member clubs in fulfilling the object of Rotary by:

  • Fostering unity among members

  • Strengthening and expanding Rotary around the world

  • Communicating worldwide the work of Rotary

  • Providing a system of international administration

  • Elected from all over the world

  • Each District elects a District Governor

  • Each club is a autonomous club

    • Club President

    • District 64000 Governor

Rotary International 2004-05 President, Glenn E. Estess

The object of rotary
The Object of Rotary

To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service

  • Set high ethical standards in business and professions;

    • the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations

    • the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or heroccupation as an opportunity to serve society

The object of rotary1
The Object of Rotary

  • The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community lives

  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through:

    • a world of fellowship of business and professional persons...

    • united in the ideal of service

We implement the object of rotary through the four avenues of service
We implement theObject of Rotary through theFour Avenues of Service

The four avenues of service
The Four Avenues of Service

  • Club Servicename

    • Help the successful running of the local club.

  • Vocational Servicename

    • Promoting the “ideal of service” - throughout the business and professional world.

  • Community Servicename

    • participate in all activities which make the community a better place in which to live.

  • International Servicename

    • Encourage & foster the advancement of understanding and goodwillamong people of the world.

Club service
Club Service

Focuses on the successful functioning of the Club

  • Membership (incl. Classifications & Development)

  • Meeting programs (speakers, meals, banners +)

  • Rotary Information & Club Bulletin

  • Attendance

  • Fellowship

  • Public Relations

Vocational service
Vocational Service

Obliges Classification holders to share the Ideal of Service in all Business & Professional dealings

Club Vocational Service involves projects that:

  • Improve the quality of life in the workplace

  • Help all workers to realize their full potential

  • Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations

Vocational service projects
Vocational Service Projects

  • Career Development

  • Vocation at Work

  • Vocational Awareness

  • Vocational Awards

The 4 way test of things we say think or do
The 4 Way Test*(of things we say, think or do)

1.Is it the TRUTH ?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?

* Created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932

Community service youth
Community Service (& Youth)

Provides useful service to satisfy proven needs:

  • Environment

  • Handicapped

  • Senior Citizens

  • Youth, Interact (14-18) & Rotaract (18-29)

  • Safety

  • Shelter & Street Kids

International service
International Service

Advances Understanding, Goodwill & Peace:

  • By acquaintance of peoples, cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, problems

  • By travel, at conventions, reading, e-mail and especially International Projects

  • RI & The Rotary Foundation are Major Resources in achieving International Service Projects

The rotary foundation

The Rotary Foundation

“World Peace through Understanding”

The rotary foundation s mission

The Rotary Foundation’s Mission:

Fulfill the Object of Rotary and Rotary’s Mission

Achieve World Understanding and Peace

What the rotary foundation does
What the Rotary Foundation Does

Promotes World Understanding and Peace

  • Works for a polio-free world

  • Cares for the children of the world

  • Feeds the hungry of the world

  • Provides educational opportunities

  • Preserves planet earth

Tools for reaching this goal
Tools for Reaching this Goal

Local, National and International

  • Educational Programs

  • Humanitarian Programs

Rotary foundation program areas

Educational Programs

Humanitarian Programs

Rotary Foundation Program Areas

Educational programs
Educational Programs

  • Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • Rotary Grants for University Teachers

  • Group Study Exchanges (GSE)

  • Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

Humanitarian programs
Humanitarian Programs

  • PolioPlus Program

  • Volunteer Service Granst

  • Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants

  • Matching Grants

  • District Simplified Grants

Polioplus accomplishments
PolioPlus Accomplishments

  • PolioPlus - initiated by Rotary in 1985- is the largest private-public health initiative in history.

  • Rotary led collaboration with partner organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

  • Rotary has committed over $660 million for global polio eradication.

  • 99% decline in cases since 1985

Basic humanitarian programs criteria
Basic Humanitarian Programs Criteria

  • Internationality/ Partnership

  • Significant Rotarian Involvement

  • Financial Stewardship

Two needs two ways of giving

For support today

To secure tomorrow

Two Needs . . .Two Ways of Giving

Paul harris fellow

Rotary Founder

Paul Harris

  • $1,000 DONATION





Rotary international district 6400
Rotary International District 6400

Dave Carpenter

2006 - 07 District Governor,

District governor direct communication with clubs

District GovernorDirect Communication with Clubs






The district a definition

The District: A Definition

“A district … shall exist solely to help the individual Rotary club advance the Object of Rotary.”

– Manual of Procedure

Our club organization
Our Club Organization














Board of directors
Board of Directors

  • Includes the Directors of the 4 Avenues of Service Plus…

  • President name

  • President-elect name

  • Secretary name

  • Treasurer name

    All positions in Rotary change on July 1 each year

Club constitutions
Club Constitutions

  • Rotary Clubs are governed by a Standard Club Constitution only amended by the Council on Legislation – Rotary’s Parliament - which meets every 3 years.

  • The Manual of Procedure incorporates Council amendments from the April, 2004 meeting

  • Rotary Clubs adopt their own By-laws guided by RI’s Recommended By-laws

The four elements of effective clubs

The Four Elements of Effective Clubs

Sustain and Grow Membership

Effective Clubsare able to..

DevelopClubLeaders forBeyondClub Level

SupportThe RotaryFoundation


Efficient Club Administration

Rotary club of
Rotary Club of ???

  • Chartered in ????

  • ??? members

  • Sister Club???

  • Relationship with???


  • Fundraising

    • Main Fundraiser> $???

    • Additional Fundraiser> $???

Rotary foundation
??? Rotary Foundation

  • Endowment Fund$??? and growing

  • Unrestricted Fundssufficient for all projects in 2004-2005

R i foundation
R.I. Foundation

  • Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

    • Annual Fund

      • > $???

      • ?? Paul Harris Fellows

      • ?? Sustaining Members

      • 100% Polio Eradication$??? per member

    • Permanent Fund

      • ? Benefactors

Youth projects
Youth Projects

  • List

  • of

  • projects

    and others…

Family adult projects
Family/Adult Projects

  • List

  • of

  • projects

    and others…

Matching grants
Matching Grants

  • List

  • of

  • matching

  • grants

Social events
Social Events

  • List

  • of

  • social

  • events

Rotary events
Rotary Events

  • Texas PETS

  • District Assembly

  • District Conference

  • International Convention

  • Presidential Celebration

  • Foundation Seminar

  • Foundation Dinner

  • Governors Installation

Rotary recognition
Rotary Recognition

  • Rotary Awards received:

    • Presidential Citations

    • Four Avenue of Service Citations

    • District Governor’s Meritorious Service Award

    • District Citations

    • District Blue Chip Certificate

The privileges in rotary
The Privileges in Rotary

  • Friendship with leaders

    • in your community

    • in neighbouring cities and towns

    • throughout the U.S.A.

    • around the world

The privileges in rotary1
The Privileges in Rotary

  • Giving Service to your community.

  • Developing International Goodwill & Understanding

  • Building Higher Ethical Standards in your vocation

    Through the Common Bond of Rotary

Your obligations in rotary
Your Obligations in Rotary


  • To be a Rotarian you must give of your time, talents and treasure:

    • in community work

    • in social functions

    • Assist with Club fundraising

    • in Club and District activities

  • A “RINO” is a Rotarian-In-Name Only

Attendance requirements
Attendance Requirements

  • At weekly meetings

    • a minimum of 60% is expected.

  • You can maintain your attendance levels by

    • making up at another Rotary Club within 14 days

    • by attending a District event or a RI Convention.

  • via active participation in an approved Rotary Project

Your financial obligations
Your Financial Obligations

  • Initiation Fee $??

  • Annual Dues (incl. Meals) $???

  • R. I. Foundation (Paul Harris) $???

    Total $???

    plus variables:

  • Happy Bucks & Good Natured Fines $???

  • Social Events $???

  • Plus optional events and charity:e.g. District Conference, International Convention, Celebrations, Fundraisers, Foundation Contributions


  • for friendship

  • for service

  • for fellowship

  • for knowledge

  • for international understanding

    Remember You Are Rotary!

What s next
What’s Next?

Steps for Becoming a New Member

  • Complete the Member Worksheet

  • Meet with your mentor, who will guide you through the process and answer your questions

For membership information
For Membership Information

Please contact…

Welcome to
Welcome to …

Rotary Club of???