Why Join Rotary?

Your Personal Commitment To Your Club Your Membership Pledge Your club needs members to do work in the community and the world. The club needs quality members to attract more quality members. Your club needs you! Please commit to helping with the

following commitment You Commit I commit to the following to help my club achieve an increase in club members through retention of existing members and qualifying outstanding community leaders to propose to membership.

The Elevator Statement Have an elevator statement (very short version as to what Rotary has meant to you and what Rotary is). Practice it and be prepared to share it. Bring a guest!

Once per quarter aim to bring a guest. Follow Up Following up with the members (alphabetically 3 above and 3 below my last name) if they have missed a few meetings. Just to check on them and let them know they were missed. This helps your club find those

who are having difficulties and may need your help. Sit With The New Member Make it a point to sit with and orient a new member to your positive view of the club. Never let a new member sit alone.

Show Your Willingness to Help Let your membership team know that you are willing to help--orientation, introductions, mentoring, classification survey, visiting key community leaders to qualify for membership, giving a brief talk to the club on why you are a member, leading an education session on what the club has done in the community through the years,

work on PR which includes getting publicity for speakers and members, and whatever you can to help the club with membership. One Hour Per Quarter Commit to at least one hour devoted to club membership once a quarter. Wear your Rotary pin all days to encourage others to ask, what

is that? Get serious about membership for your club The Ignite Pin signifies you have brought a new member into your club and retained that member. Sign Please Please sign the pledge and keep it with you as

a reminder of your commitment to your clubs membership goals. It takes each of us working together to make it happen. Why Join Rotary 20 Answers to the Question

1. Friendship In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. This is one of the two reasons why Rotary began in 1905. 2. Business Development

The second original reason for Rotarys beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consist of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other. 3. Personal Growth and Development

Membership in Rotary continues ones growth and education in human relations and personal development 4. Leadership Development Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership is

learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders. Citizenship in the Community Rotarians are among the most active citizens in a community Continuing Education

Weekly programs held at meetings inform Rotarians about timely topics Fun Rotary is fun, a lot of fun Public Speaking Skills Rotary develops confidence and skill in public

communication and opportunities to practice and perfect these skills Citizenship in the World Every Rotarian wears a pin that says Rotary International. There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club, 34,216 clubs in 350 nations and geographical regions.

Assistance when Traveling Rotarians in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice while traveling often find assistance through Rotary Entertainment Every Rotary club and district has parties and

activities that provide diversion in ones business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service. The Development of Social Skills Every week and at various events and

functions, Rotary develops ones personality, social skills, and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people. Family Programs Rotary provides on of the worlds largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians, opportunities for

spouse involvement and a host of activities designed to help family members in growth and the development of family values. Vocational Skills Every Rotarian is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation, to serve on

committees and to teach youth about ones job or vocation. Rotary helps to make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc. The Development of Ethics Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that governs their ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal

relationships. Cultural Awareness Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with

people everywhere. Prestige Rotary members are prominent people who are leaders of business, professions, art, government, sports, military, religion and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world..

Nice People Rotarians above all are nice people the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who follow the policy of it is nice to be important but it is important to be nice.

The Absence of an Official Creed Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others. The Opportunity to Serve Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its

product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else; to sense the selffulfillment that comes in the process; and the return of that satisfaction to ones own

life. It is richly rewarding. Engagement Ideas for Members from RLI Handbook Keep your membership engaged through the use of exciting ideas such as: Pair bonding Place newer members on a Newer

Member Classification Committee that reviews all club classifications and pairs newer members with experienced members. Pairs sit together during designated meetings at least monthly. Pairs could even become speaking teams together leading from the podium on club

history, club projects, favorite make up meetings. Web-Connected Post the name of every Rotarian in the club on the clubs website with their business name linked to their individual or company website (voluntary and with permission). Rotarians can

mention their Rotary affiliation on their individual or company website and link back to their club website Party Time Organize clubs to meet once a month at a non-Rotary place and time for a meet and greet social and networking session. Clubs

may sponsor the costs or it may be arranged pay as you go for Rotarians with a very low cost. Mingling may be encouraged by use of varied passports or stations or use of other mixing strategies. Flash Mob Project Charge newer member committee with

organizing and conducting a single or multiclub hands-on community service project, maximum duration 2 hours. Document with video or photos. Present report at regular club meeting. How Do You Interact Start a Interact club at a school with the younger age now allowed (12 and up), in

Middle School. Newer members lead the effort, work with the school sponsor, attend meetings and serve as Rotarian sponsor for the club. A Minute in the Life Newer members are scheduled for one-perweek, one minute club meeting podium summary of a job or career related service or

product they offer, idea or opportunity in a one page written format. Talks stay on script, no ad libbing. Collect and post summary in the weekly club program or on the club website with a link or reference to their business.

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • What does it mean to be a Muslim - Mr. Neadel's Global History

    What does it mean to be a Muslim - Mr. Neadel's Global History

    Aim: Understanding the Philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Greek Philosophers Search for Truth After Peloponnesian War, Athenians lost confidence in democratic government and questioned their value Philosophers (Lovers of Wisdom) base their philosophy on 2 assumptions 1) The Universe...
  • Cloud Computing - oataxpro.com

    Cloud Computing - oataxpro.com

    Cloud computing is an overused term but is likely to be the dominant manner in which individuals and business will deal with data and processing in the foreseeable future comprising many different types of computing.
  • Exploring Regional Assets and Barriers Module Seven Reflecting

    Exploring Regional Assets and Barriers Module Seven Reflecting

    This slide demonstrates how the community asset mapping process and the community capitals framework can be used in a complementary fashion. We can use components of each of these perspectives to build a more comprehensive blueprint of the resources that...
  • Chemistry Unit REview

    Chemistry Unit REview

    "Raisin Bun" model of the atom. Atoms are positively charged particles with negative electrons embedded randomly within them. Ernest Rutherford. Atoms have a positively charged nucleus with electrons circling around that nucleus. James Chadwick.
  • Forest Tree Identification

    Forest Tree Identification

    Forest Tree Identification by Gordon K. Weddle Photographs by Robert Doty and G. Weddle ... Red Maple Acer rubrum, is a common forest tree with oppisite serrate edged leaves. The bark in this tree is much more similar to that...
  • [Livewire Test Labs, Inc.] - Columbia University

    [Livewire Test Labs, Inc.] - Columbia University

    Keyword Spotting Dynamic Time Warping Ali Akbar Jabini Alexandre Mercier-Dalphond Spring 2006 Introduction Speech recognition: Computer can interpret speech Need input to digitalize sounds Microphone People can speak faster than type Commercial systems available since 1990s People prefer Physical interactions...
  • Structural Steel.

    Structural Steel.

    Structural Steel. Commercial Quality For general engineering work that does not require specified mechanical properties. Test certificate is available, stating Chemical Analysis, no mechanicals.
  • Harlem or A Dream Deferred - theteacherslibrary.com

    Harlem or A Dream Deferred - theteacherslibrary.com

    Sweet treats become stale when left out, neglected, contrasting a sweet promise of a dream with the bitterness of lost dreams. The burden of the unfulfilled dream weighs on the dreamer over time, and the effects can be physically felt.