Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Attracting the "FaceBook Generation"

As a facilitator of a number of Visioning sessions for Rotary clubs, I have noticed that one of the top membership attributes that clubs strive for is "younger members." The kind of club that will attract men and women who grew up on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will be very different than the clubs we see today. There are 12 attributes of these "younger members".  

Find out more in this article by Greg Krauska, Past Membership chair, District 5950 (RI Zones 25-26 Membership News)

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010-2011 Rotary Theme Announced

After taking the stage to the tune of "California, Here I Come," RI President-elect Ray Klinginsmith announced the 2010-11 RI theme, Building Communities -- Bridging Continents,during the opening plenary session of the 2010 International Assembly .

Click here to read the full article

Click here to read the RI Theme Speech in its entirity

YouTube: How Have You Benefitted from Being a Rotarian?

Check out this new video from RI on Youtube.

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Please remember our friends in Haiti and their ongoing struggle with earthquake relief. For information on how to donate to Rotary's efforts in Haiti see http://www.rizones33-34.org/Haiti/

As always, please consider a monetary donation to one of our first responder partners- Red Cross or Salvation Army.

Bevin & Jim

Monday, January 11, 2010

How do you invite prospective members to a club meeting?

Let your voice be heard and participate in an international discussion on this issue! See many responses from others for good ideas!

Click here to go to the Your Voice, Your Solution page.

More Information Posted on "Rotary Coordinators"

Rotarians will soon gain a new resource – someone who will be well-versed in the many programs of Rotary International and knowledgeable about Rotary club and district best practices.

That new resource will be a Rotary coordinator (RC).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's Cold... Invite an Eskimo to Rotary!

Brrrrrr.... Yes, it's that cold outside... from Florida to Maryland... and your Rotary Meeting may take place in a structure that looks like this.

But while you are shivering and cold, invite someone in to the warmth of Rotary friendship and fellowship! Someone invited you!

Yukon Bevin & Inuit Jim, your RRIMCs

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hot Topics in Rotary with Director Jose Alfredo Sepulveda

I share with you TRF Trustee Ashok Mahajan's interview with R.I. Board Member Jose Alfredo Sepulveda. It is a very candid and concise look at some of the leading issues of concern in Rotary.

Topics include Ethics, Vocational practice, the Four-Way Test, Rotary's relevance in this century, the future of The Rotary Foundation, the status of Polio eradication, whether to prioritize other projects, the major challenges facing Rotarians, and Membership attrition, among other topics.

Click here for the full interview.