As Rotarian’ we have access to resources which enable us to grow as an individual while making it easier to grow Rotary. These knowledge bases can be ordered in various ways which include –
Learn by role Learn about Rotary club and district roles, as well as their impact on your community. Find resources and tools that support members in these roles. Roles include New member, Trainer, Club roles, President, Treasurer, Secretary
Learn by topic Learn about Rotary club activities that support strategic goals. Find best practices and resources to ensure your club succeeds. Areas covered include Membership, Fundraising, Projects, Grants, Start a club, Awards, Public relations, Rotaract, Interact
Learning Centre The learning center, is a wealth of training materials designed to help you learn new skills and become more successful in what you do.
All you need is a my Rotary account which will take you 5 minutes to create. To access My rotary follow link My Rotary
The improved Rotary Club Central is here. It’s now faster, easier to navigate, and presents past and current data in a more accessible way.
Features include: Inputting Rotary Foundation goals in local currency Easy-to-read charts and graphs make it easy to set goals and plan for the future Track service activities and volunteer hours Plus, you can plan and track membership initiatives, service activities, and Foundation giving, as well as complete Rotary Citation goals.
Rotary Club Central is a great tool for succession planning. As leadership changes, having a historical record of goals and achievements can make the transition between leaders seamless.
If you need assistance navigating the new platform, go to the Rotary Learning Center and search for Rotary Club Central to access any of the several guides. Check out the Rotary Club Central today by following link Rotary Club Central
Yet another example of a win-win-win… As a result of Highdown Rotary getting a Sports grant from from Rotary South D1145 , it was able to sponsor the Team Kit for Worthing Town Football team. This provided a win-win-win situation. A partnership with Rotary, a well turned out and happy football Team and an increased public awareness of Rotary in the community.
The Press release from The Worthing Herald as follows :- Highdown Rotary, are delighted to team up with Worthng Town Football Club by sponsoring one of their youngster’s teams this season.
From their beginnings in 1995 Worthing Town Football Club have gone from strength to strength and are now FA Charter Standard with over 500 members and around 90 volunteers.
The club provides football for male and female youth and adults and is proud to also have both men’s and ladies teams playing in Sussex County Leagues. As an inclusive club they also have two teams playing in the Sussex County Disability League. Training and home games take place at Palatine Park Worthing their HQ, situated in the centre of the area covered by Highdown Rotary.
Coaching and football skills are high, just like the enthusiasm that at every level and this theme impressed Highdown Rotary to sponsor them.
Tonight I am off to Brighton to meet this years 11 Rotary Foundation Global Scholars
The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study. Rotary offer two Scholarship programs
Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study. Rotary club scholarships are given by individual clubs and are open to anyone except Rotary members and their families.
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarships for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution. Rotary peace fellowships are available to candidates who want to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of our six partner universities.
On average, £5.8 million in are given out by Rotary each year and around 350,000 scholarships have been awarded by Rotary
Rotary clubs can apply to The Rotary Foundation for district and global grants to support scholarships. Global grants are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary’s six causes:
Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
Saving mothers and children
Growing local economies
Scholarships last from one to four years and can include an entire degree program. Global grant scholarships are funded using cash or District Designated Funds matched by the World Fund.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending Staines Rotary, where there was a combined meeting of Rotarian’s and Rotaractors.
Royal Holloway Rotaract & Woking Rotaract joined Staines Rotarians for an evening of fellowship and joint working and to induct a total of six new members. A huge welcome to all the new members of the Rotary Family.
The evening shows that the merging of different ages and ideas
work on many levels. Thanks for the
invite and well done to all.
Over the weekend I attend a Rotary event that has been happening annually for over 30 years. A community event targeted at the Youth in the Community, it attracts an audience of nearly 200 with an age range of 14 to 70+ . So far so good.
But and its a big but, during the whole event that lasted two and a half hours with breaks ,Tea and Coffee, there was no mention of promotion of Rotary. No Pull ups, No banners, No mention of Interact, Rotaract or Rotary. what a wasted opportunity.
Please Please when you are planning and organising your events think of how you are going to promote Rotary. don’t fall into the trap of promoting the Rotary meeting.
Instead promote real Rotary, the Rotary the work that is completed within the community and around the World. This allows us to develop relationships that enable Rotary to Connect the World.
Saturday evening Chris & I were honoured to attend the 90th Anniversary of Hounslow Rotary.
For 90 years, Hounslow Rotary has supported the Community both locally and Overseas. I cannot start to imagine the changes that have occurred both locally and across the world in that time. I wonder what one of the founder members would think if they could see Rotary today.
Hounslow have always have a nd will continue to support the youth of the Community with RYLA, Youth Speaks, now youth debate and Young Chef. These competitions and schemes enable individuals to grow, build confidence an skills allowing them to be future leaders in the Community and hopefully future Rotarians .
Then there is the World’s Greatest Meal, a great example a project that has gone from strength to strength, which has saved 17.5 Million from Polio. Then we have the latest Peace Umbrella project, will help raise the profile of Rotary, while supporting foundation and Hounslow Rotary projects.
Hounslow Rotary will continue to be a catalyst in the community working with partners and organisations. Therefore we are not only celebrating 90 years of Hounslow Rotary but we are looking forward to the next 90.
Paul Harris. said ‘This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again’ Hounslow are starting their next chapter…
Hounslow Rotary a great example of Rotary Connects the World.
World Interact Week is celebrated every year during the week commencing the 5th November to commemorate the founding of the first Interact club in 1962
To mark this occasion with Interactor’s and Rotarian’s around the world, in partnership with their sponsor Rotary clubs, are encouraged to participate in joint projects during World Interact Week.
World Interact Week is an excellent opportunity for us to publicise, promote, and inform the community about the great work accomplished by its members. Rotarians should encourage community members to get involved with Interact projects.
If you sponsor a Interact use this opportunity to promote within your community. If you don’t sponsor Interact its a chance to connect with local schools and clubs to start one.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an evolving business practice that incorporates sustainable development into a company’s business model. It has a positive impact on social, economic and environmental factors.
In today’s socially conscious environment, employees and customers place a premium on working for and spending their money with businesses that promote CSR.
This Provides a number of opportunity’s for Rotary and the company involved.
Manpower to support Rotary projects
Potential for Corporate or supported individual membership
Financial Support for Projects
Increased Public Image
Better brand recognition and positive business reputation.
increased sales and customer loyalty
Operational costs savings
Greater ability to attract talent and retain staff.
So why not create a list of perspective partners…. and start the conversations. Start with our six areas of Focus as a framework for the discussions…