Important Information from the District
District Conference 2015
April 17-19 2015
IN CORPUS CHRISTIville
where it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!
Do any of these activities interest you:
- Kick up your boots or flip flops with a Friday night Country Western Dance (live band),
- barbecue dinner from Cotten’s BBQ and a Silent Art Auction to benefit a Rotary Project in India to provide solar lights to villages that do not have electricity. Childrens’ art class also provided.
- A breakfast program to see pictures of D.G. Art’s Rotary trip to India plus the Taj Mahal, Delhi Spice Market and the Red Fort of Jaipur and related stories.
- Photo displays of Club humanitarian projects and hear the Rotary stories that make the pictures come alive - you will be proud to be a Rotarian one more time!
- Be a part of Rotary Warriors Leadership Engagement - an interactive workshop for Rotarians on how to recognize and utilize diverse membership interests in order to lead.
- Attend the Saturday Cheeseburger in Paradise luncheon (used to be called All District Luncheon) - wear your boots and tropical shirts, listen to Jimmy Buffett music and have the opportunity to listen to the presentation of R.I. President Representative William McLaurin. (margaritas and Corona are optional)
- Participate in a hands on Rotary Showcase - a new style interactive presentation of Youth programs, membership programs and local club projects.
- Diverse separate activities for children and youth of all ages.
- Find out about Shelter Box (actual full box/tent set up), the District’s new Public Relations Tool Kit, leadership opportunities at the District level and the latest on available grants and scholarships
- Enjoy our Hospitality Suite.
- Keep on your tropical shirts and take the bus ride to the Texas State Aquarium for the Big Kahuna’s Saturday night Cowboy and Surfer Party. An evening of wildlife shows, dinner seating in front of marine exhibits and special unique photo opportunities - the whole Aquarium is ours for the evening.
- Get up Sunday morning and join your fellow Rotarians for a two mile Polio Awareness
- Walk on the beautiful Corpus Christi Bayfront to maximize publicity and raise funds for our efforts.
- Take the time to join PDG J.D. Simpson for a moving ceremony to remember friends who are now with us in spirit.
- Go back home, refreshed, informed and reinvigorated that Rotary is a wonderful part of our lives.
You can do all of the above April 17-19, 2015 - at the Rotary District 5930 District Conference in Corpus Christi. Registration now available on the District 5930 Website (and if you need a hotel room - act fast!)
Also a big Rotary Thank You to our District Conference Sponsors:
- NavyArmy Community Credit Union
- Johnstone Supply
- Bay Area Title Company
- C.C. Distributors, Inc.
- PDG Russell and Cherre Cain, 2008-09 - Port Lavaca
- City of Edinburg, Texas and Edinburg Rotary Club
- Law office of Arthur Zeitler
- Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
- Foundation support
- Fellow club members
- Spouses, partners, children, grandchildren, parents
- Spouses and partners of deceased Rotarians
- Youth Exchange Students and families
- Interactors, Rotaractors, RYLArians
- Rotary Alumni (Rotary Youth Exchange, New Generations Service Exchange, Rotary Peace Fellowships, Rotary Scholars, Vocational Training Teams / GSE Teams, Ambassadorial Scholars, Grants for University Professors, Rotary Volunteers)
- At special family oriented social events
- At club meetings for special programs
- Assistance at fundraisers
- In community service projects
- Hosting Youth Exchange and Vocational Training Teams
- Remember birthdays and anniversaries
- Assist when they are sick, lonely, or having difficulties
- Share their grief during and after a death in the family
- Celebrate at Births, Weddings, and Graduations
- Invite them to join Rotary
- Invite them to special club events
- Send them “The Rotarian” magazine
- Send them club newsletters
- Call on them regularly
- Celebrate their birthdays
- Involve other club members to invite them to join them for family functions
- Communicate with the student’s family back home
- Lifetime contact after the student has returned home
- By Participation in:
- Projects, Fundraisers, Club, and District Social events
- Christmas parties, change-overs
- District Conference, Assemblies
- Have them attend other Interact, Rotaract, and RYLA activities
- Invite them to join Rotary
- Invite them to speak at meetings
- Ask them to participate in club projects
- Communicate regularly when abroad
- Welcome them upon their return
- Inform them
What Is Rotary?
- 19 Ignite Clubs - Net gain 42 Members (4.3% growth) vs Non-Ignite Clubs net loss (9)
- 89.5% of Ignite Clubs maintained or grew membership vs 63.9% of Non-Ignite Clubs.
- 73.7% of Ignite Clubs saw growth vs 38.3% of Non-Ignite Clubs saw growth
- Clubs with no or negative growth
- Non-Ignite 61%
- Ignite 26%
- 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
- 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
The Rotary Foundation 2014 Major Donor Video
- 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
Ready for 2015-2016 ??
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