Important Information from the District
Posted by Debbie High
What Is Rotary?
Membership Attraction Idea: Post “What is Rotary” on your Website. Use this video to show to prospective members.
Congratulations to the Following Clubs who grew in 2013-2014
(01 July 2013 to 01 July 2014)
Corpus Christi (+24)
Port Isabel (+1)
Southside Corpus Christi (+7)
Three Rivers (+2)
Victoria Sunrise (+1)
McAllen North (+1)
Laredo Daybreak (+5)
Corpus Christi Evening (+3)
Historic Brownsville (+2)
McAllen Centennial (+2)
D5930 had a net gain of 5 members. This is the first time in several years for positive growth. We still have tremendous opportunities to share the gift of Rotary with our community members and engage and retain our current members.
Why do members leave our clubs?
1. They “don’t know what they don’t know about Rotary.”
Engagement & Retention:
- Provide your new members with orientation training – “Fireside Chat” and continued opportunities for learning about Rotary, their club and District through various activities.
- Hold a Club Assembly focused on membership
- Invite a District Membership Committee member to be a speaker at your club
- Your own ideas
2. They were NOT provided an opportunity to get engaged in a club activity within their first week of joining Rotary.
Engagement & Retention:
- Get your new members involved with a committee assignment
- Get your new members involved in a service project
- Provide your new members with a mentor
- Your own ideas
Your District Membership Team is available to work with you and for you on:
- Ignite – the D5930 best practices membership attraction and retention program.
- Ignite Light – an alternate membership program for those clubs not using the full Ignite program
- Alternate Membership Programs – your own membership program.
Debbie High LT Governor Membership firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Debbie High
The Rotary Foundation 2014 Major Donor Video
Why are Rotarians in over 200 countries and geographical areas focusing on the Rotary Foundation this month?
The short answer is: because it’s time to give to the Foundation so the Foundation can give back to us.
But wait! Most people join Rotary to meet people and volunteer in their own communities. Who needs a Foundation to do that? WE DO, so we can make positive, lasting changes in our communities and the world.
The Rotary Foundation funds international activities such as Rotary International’s partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio. In 1988, polio existed in 125 of 196 (64%) of the countries in the world. Today, there are 3 Endemic countries left and 2.5 Billion children have been immunized against polio. c from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary clubs worldwide have contributed over $1.2 billion to end polio. That happened because Rotarians gave to the Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation works on the local level as well. Each club may apply for a Foundation grant to support their own humanitarian projects, scholarships and training. We give to the Foundation so that all clubs may benefit.
The Rotary Foundation does not spend money to make money. Donations are invested for three years and then disbursed to programs and grants. A portion of the interest income pays for promoting and managing the Foundation. All – 100% – of the donations made by Rotarians goes to projects, scholarships and training.
Why are we focusing on giving to the Rotary Foundation in November?
Because now is the time to make a positive difference that will last for years.
See your club president, foundation chair, or our District Foundation Chair, Andy Hagan, to become a part of that difference today.
Rotary brings together people like you — from all walks of life — who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. At Rotary, we connect for good — and form lifelong friendships in the process.
Together, we work as Rotarians to…
- Construct Playgrounds
- Feed the Hungry
- Honor our Veterans
- Build Dog Parks
- Clothe Mothers and Children
- Fight to End Polio
- Beautify our Parks
- Teach Children How to Read
- Provide Access to Homes
- Promote Adoption Awareness
- Give Humanitarian Relief
- Educate the Next Generation through Leadership Programs
Rotary makes a significant difference in the lives of the people we touch. And, we all have full time jobs!
With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our global community’s impact has never been greater —and it continues to grow.
Have you thought about joining Rotary?
Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to give back to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends.
People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world.
We need your help! Your community needs your help! Now is the time! Join Rotary Today!
on Jun 30, 2014
Ready for 2014-2015 ??
Hopefully these tasks and activities have been completed to start the next Rotary year.
- Presidents, Officers and Directors appointed, elected and installed.
- Presidents, Officers and Directors entered into the district website, so they can receive the notices and information from the district and RI. This is a function available to the current officers (may also be the 2013-2014 officers if you didn't do this before June 30, 2014) by logging into the district website at www.rotary5930.org. If your club has ClubRunner, then entering the information there will allow the names to migrate to the district. If you enter the information at RI through My Rotary, it will NOT migrate down.
- Your Club Does not use ClubRunner - Here is the link to the help page that describes the process for adding Officer and director positions in ClubRunner, the software we use for the District site. http://clubrunner.helpserve.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/113/318/specify-my-executives-and-directors
- Your Club does use ClubRunner - Here is the link to the help page that describes the process for adding Officer and director positions in ClubRunner. http://clubrunner.helpserve.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/173/edit-current-executives--directors
If these tasks were not completed prior to June 30, your club may not have access to any of the services provided by ClubRunner, the District and Rotary International. Your President and Secretary will need access at some point during the year. Contact your Assistant District Governor for assistance. Not sure who that is - check out the District Organization Chart.