Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Club Brochure Template is Available from RI

Does your club need a brochure? Sure it does!
Don't have time to make on from scratch? I know you don't!

Now, you don't have to do it yourself. See the announcement for the new kit and links to download it at this Rotary News article!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Is The Rotarian magazine doomed to fall in the Social Media Onslaught?

Traditional media sources, newspaper and magazines included, are reeling from the changes in the marketplace caused by internet social media. 

As action at the recent Council on Legislation shows, Rotary's magazine, The Rotarian, while a "required circulation" magazine for members, is not immune from this pressure.

Read more here from Paul Kiser's Blog on how these changes may effect you!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Legal Thriller Author Has His Distinctive Voice! Do Rotarians have one?

Author John Grisham, master of best-selling legal thrillers, told an estimated 5,630 newest graduates at Commencement at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that writing is like life and that it’s important for each person to find his or her voice in order to be heard. “Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard. The size of your audience doesn’t matter. What is important is that your audience is listening.” For links to Grisham's speech, a YouTube video, a slideshow and more, see

, there is a lesson in that for Rotary and Rotary Clubs as well. Rotary has a distinct voice and place in the market of civic advancement. We need to celebrate that voice and those who are qualified and impassioned by it will come!    

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Requiem: Our First Examples of Leadership

We knew it deep down all along... what Mothers can teach us about leadership!

1. A leader never loses sight of their vision
2. A leader demonstrates patience in waiting for the desired outcome
3. A leader encourages their team to be self-sufficient
4. A leader knows how to inspire others

Thanks to Tanveer Naseer's Blog.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Rotary Changes at the COL!

Rotary's legislative body, the 2010 Rotary International Council on Legislation, recently completed its week long deliberations in Chicago, IL USA. As usual there are a number of surprising actions, including the approval of e-clubs, adding a Fifth Avenue of Service, and more... 

Bevin Wall, COL Representative for District 7730 in Southeast North Carolina was a delegate and submits the following synopsis: The Top Fifty 2010 COL Actions.  

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Membership Awards Time!

Click here for Membership Awards Info. Due May 15.

Remember, hard working Rotarians get "paid" with recognitions!