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Welcome to ROTARY!
• Core values: service, fellowship, integrity, leadership, diversity • Emphasis on ethics and vocational service • Funds projects that produce lasting change OUR HISTORY 1905 – Paul Harris founds Rotary 1910 – First Rotary Convention 1925 – Rotary reaches 6 continents 2016 – 1. 2 million members
Rotary is an International Organization • • There are 1. 2 million members in 529 districts in over 160 countries throughout the world. Our club, Mill Creek is in District 5030 which is comprised of 47 clubs with 2617 members. The district covers what is know as the greater Seattle area – from Federal Way to Mill Creek. Rotary’s International headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois
What is Rotary? Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: u First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; u Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society; u Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal, business and community life; u Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.
Rotary Motto “Service Above Self”
The Four Way Test u u Is it the truth ? Is it fair to all concerned ? Will it build goodwill and better friendships ? Will it be beneficial to all concerned ?
Women in Rotary u In 1987 -88 women were admitted into Rotary u About 15% of Rotary members are women (higher in North America), and growing. u Questions: – Who was the first women president of our club? What year? – Who was the first women president of our district? What year?
Rotary International is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from all over the world. 2016 -2017 Rotary International President John F. Germ 2016 -2017 Rotary District Governor Forrester “Bo” Darling Annually each district elects a district governor - but each club is autonomous.
WHO WE ARE
The Rotary Club of Mill Creek u What year was the club started (chartered)? u How many charter members are in our club and who are they? u Do you know who the first club president was? u Bonus question – who is our current president, president-elect, and president designate or nominee?
How does the club run? Governed by Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws u Annually elect our leaders (officers) of the club u So, what is the Mill Creek Rotary Foundation? u – Separate legal entity – 501(C)(3) nonprofit – Tax ID 91 -1654238 u Our club and foundation have the same leaders!
Rotary Club of Mill Creek Leadership The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Mill Creek are the club officers: President-elect: Secretary: Treasurer: Mike Mallahan Kyla Smith Sue Greenfeld Tom Fraioli Plus the immediate past President and chairs of Club Service, Sergeant-at-Arms, Membership Chair, and Public Relations. A new board is elected to take office on 1 July of each year. All positions in Rotary are one year terms that change on 1 July.
We implement the Object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service u Club Service u Community Service u Vocational Service u International Service
Avenues of Service Club Service* - Amanda Winn and Maria Matthews - Chairs u Rotary’s first Avenue of Service involves actions a Rotarian must take within the club to help it function successfully. *Sometimes called Club Administration.
Club Service u Getting the message out – Mentor Program/Orientation – Social Activities – Club Management Front Desk & Greeter n Club Programs n Birthday Recognition n
Avenues of Service Vocational Service Geoff Owen - Chair u Rotary’s second avenue of service promotes high ethical standards in businesses and professions, recognizes the worthiness of all useful occupations, and fosters the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations.
Avenues of Service Community Service Barb Athanas - Chair u Rotary’s third avenue of service consists of Rotarians actively working to improve the lives of those around them. From providing safe havens for street children to helping the poor become self -sufficient through the establishment of revolving loan funds, they engage in an impressive spectrum of Community Service activities.
Community Service Projects u u u Food Drives/Adopt a Family for Christmas Scoreboard at Mill Creek’s Freedom Field & Archbishop Murphy High School Dictionaries for Elementary Schools Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts’ Programs YMCA Easy Access Steps for Pool Van for Mill Creek Senior Center, Mill Creek Food Bank & Cocoon House Soldiers Angels – Holiday Packages Computers for Wounded Warriors Program YWCA Pathways for Women Support for Everett Public Schools Foundation And, the list goes on and on!!!
Avenues of Service International Service Danielle Pratt - Chair u Rotary’s fourth avenue of service comprises those things Rotarians can do to encourage and foster the advancement of understanding and goodwill among people of the world.
International Service Projects u u u u Prosthetic Limb Center in SE Asia to assist war and land mine victims Thousands of wheelchairs throughout Latin America, South America, and Eurasia Hearing aids for children in Guatemala Clean water and sanitation projects in Guatemala Medical supplies for burn center clinic in Chile Micronutrient project for women of child-bearing age in Guatemala Computers in the school project in Guatemala And, the list goes on and on!!!
There’s More! In addition to these committees, we also have: u. New Generations – Becky Daily, Chair u. Rotary Youth Exchange – Geoff Owen, Chair u. Membership – Jeff Pratt, Chair u. Public Relations – Dave Gunter, Chair u. Rotary Foundation Terry Klett, Chair
DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS
New Generations Student of the Month – Monthly recognition of Jackson and Archbishp Murphy High School student during the school year – Second Wednesday of the month – Chosen by the school based on club chosen theme Scholarships – Formal submission process – chosen by our club members – Jackson, Archbishop Murphy & Sno-Isle F Future – Glacier Peak?
New Generations Rotaract Club – A Rotary-sponsored service club for men and women between the age of 18 to 30 – +7500 Rotaract clubs in some 155 countries Interact Club – Rotary-sponsored service club for young people between the ages of 14 to 18 – Interactors are typically school based – +8600 Interact clubs in some 110 countries
Rotary Youth Exchange Program What is it? – 16 -18 year olds are exchanged worldwide. – Part of a 7, 000 students/year program. – Rotarians host these young people in their homes for three to five months. – Students become part of the family. – Students participate in a full school year, staying with two or three different families. Our club’s participation? – We currently host two students. Who are they and where is each from?
Membership There are two types of membership in a Rotary club: u. Active Rotarian: an adult of good character and good business or professional reputation, who holds or has held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession. u. Honorary Rotarian – who is our club’s only “Honorary” member?
Public Relations u Getting the message out! – Build a positive image of our club through the media F Help drive membership F Drive support for club activities – Primary target F Newspaper and local magazines F Club’s web and Facebook pages
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Projects – How do we do all we do? u Once a year: – each committee identifies and prioritizes its list of possible projects – determines how much it needs budget-wise u Our Board of Directors reviews and determines the committee budget u Committees then implement its plan u If needed, revisions are made during the year with Board approval
Projects – How do we afford all we do? u Sources of Funds – Dues – primarily cover club operations, RI, District dues – “Happy Bucks” goes to club operations – “Split the pot” raffle go to club operations – Meals goes to meals u But, what about all the projects? – From our major fundraising activity – AUCTION!
A “little” bit more on our budget!
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The Rotary Foundation “World Peace through Understanding”
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Rotary Areas of Focus u Promoting Peace u Fighting Disease u Providing Clean Water u Saving Mothers and Children u Supporting Education u Growing Local Economies
The Rotary Foundation Source of Funds u Paul Harris Fellowships u Sustaining Members u Benefactors u Annual Giving Programs u Major Giving
Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors u Paul Harris recognition occurs with cumulative giving of $1000. u Bequest society occurs with a gift in your estate of $10, 000. Benefactor recognition occurs with a gift in your estate of at least $1, 000. u Many members are benefactors or major donors ($25, 000 contribution). u Many of our members are sustaining members, contributing $100 per year, or more.
The Rotary Foundation Where do the Funds Go? u Global Grants u District Grants – Rotaract Grants – Assistant Governor Express Grants u Polio Plus
The Privileges in Rotary The privilege of FRIENDSHIP with other Rotarians in your community, neighboring cities and towns, throughout the USA and around the world u The privilege of GIVING SERVICE to your community u The privilege of DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL and understanding u The privilege of helping BUILD HIGHER ETHICAL STANDARDS within your vocation u through the common bond of Rotary
CONNECT ACROSS CONTINENTS
Your Obligations in Rotary Attendance u Attendance at the weekly meetings is a benefit of Rotary – it is not mandatory. u You can easily maintain your attendance levels by making up at another Rotary club meeting, participating in club service projects, and activities. u Your attendance helps make us a better club.
Your Obligations in Rotary Participation u To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents: – in community work – in fellowship and social functions – In bringing high ethical standards to your vocation – in club and district activities – in international service to others
Rotary Club of Mill Creek Being a Rotarian is u Service Above Self u Adhering to the Four Way Test u Having Fun
Rotary Club of Mill Creek u Minimum Annual Goals of our members n To Bring in one new member n To Support the Rotary Foundation and our club’s fundraising activities n To Actively Participate in Club Meetings & Activities n To timely pay your dues!
You are Rotary u Participate for friendship u Participate for service u Participate for fellowship u Participate for knowledge u Participate for international understanding u Have FUN! Remember, you are Rotary!
Want to know more? u Go to Club Board meetings, district or international conferences, or go to any of the following webpages: – http: //www. millcreekrotary. org/ - home page and access to Facebook – https: //www. rotary. org/en - Rotary International home page and “My Rotary” portal – http: //rotarydistrict 5030. org/ - our district home page and DACdb logon portal – http: //www. zone 2526. org/ - great resource for all things Rotary
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mill Creek!