Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

RRIMC Bevin & RRIMC Jim wish you all a prosperous and happy 2010! 
Thanks for all that you do to make the world a better place! 

Bevin & Jim   

Take the Zones 33-34 Membership Survey

We want to know what you think about some "Rotary Basics" on Membership.

A survey has been composed and is being electronically distributed in each district. Over 1,000 results have already been posted, and the results will be made available after the survey closes on January 31, 2010.

It will only take a few minutes of your time, so please help us get YOUR feedback!

Click here to take the survey!  

R.I. President Kenny: Look Back, Assess. Move Forward

Read Rotary International President John Kenny's Mid-Year Encouragement on the R.I. Website.
Click here for the Article.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

R.I. President Klingensmith Appoints New "Rotary Coordinators"

Current RRIMCs Bevin Wall and Jim Henry have been appointed by incoming Rotary International President Ray Klingensmith to the newly created position of “Rotary Coordinator” beginning on July 1, 2010. The position covers Zone 33 (Wall) and Zone 34 (Henry) that includes over 70,000 Rotarians in from the the Mid-Atlantic States USA to the Caribbean and Northern rim of South America. There are 41 Rotary Coordinators appointed worldwide, mimicking the RRFC or Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator areas.

The new Rotary Coordinator Program was approved by the Rotary International Board of Directors during their November 2009 Meeting in Evanston, Illinois. It will replace the current Membership Development program.

The Rotary Coordinator’s purpose is to provide enhanced information and assistance from Rotary International to the Rotary clubs and districts. They are to serve as trainers, motivators, coaches, counselors and resource persons for the club and district leaders in their assigned regions. They are also to be available for assistance at Rotary Institutes, Governor-Elect Training Seminars, and other zone level meetings.

It is envisioned that the Rotary Coordinator will have a broad role in efforts to increase club membership. They will be trained in all aspects of Rotary International Programs and will promote best practices for the strengthening of clubs and districts. The new RCs will attend a Rotary Coordinator Institute in Chicago, Illinois during March 2009 to complete the training for this position.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rotary Institute Videos & Programs Now Available!

By popular demand, the insightful and provocative Homestead Rotary Institute Membership Plenary program is now available on this blog for download. For download are video & script for The Last Rotary Club in North America, Extinction 101, The Hands Video, and a link to the Rotary Now! Video.

You may find all these resources on the Zone 33-34 Membership Resource Index, by clicking the link on the right under Resources or directly at  

The Powerpoint programs will work best in Powerpoint 2007 or greater. 

Monday, December 7, 2009

What Can You Do To Increase Club Membership?

When it comes to recruiting club members, there are almost as many ideas as there are Rotarians, which is not surprising considering Rotary's diversity. 

Click this link to see what your fellow Rotarians say.

From Rotary International News -- 2 December 2009  

Hold It: Rotary Institute Membership Plenary Materials

If you are looking for the "Last Rotary Club in North America" video or the Extinction 101 membership presentation from the Homestead Rotary Institute, it will be available on this site by the end of this week indexed on the Resource Page.  Bevin & Jim