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Welcome to Rotary District 5470
As we begin a new Rotary year, I invite you to join us in bringing the hope, service, joy, and resources of Rotary to improve our communities and our world.
Rotary is changing...what isn’t? Did you “dial“ your phone today (that’s if you know how a dial phone works) or did you text a note to a friend or business?
I want to be sure all clubs are aware of the new opportunities and new expectations of Rotary. RI is the “greatest humanitarian and service organization in the world” because of the incredible progress we have made in eradicating Polio and the thousands of other projects led by 33,000 individual Rotary clubs around the world. The Rotary Foundation consistently receives the highest ratings from nonprofit evaluating organizations because of its very low cost of administration and its transparency to all Rotarians.
Marriott Spring Hill Suites Grand Junction
Hampton Inn Grand Junction Downtown
Marriott Downtown Fairfield Inn Suites
- 8 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 Opening Plenary Session
- 9:30 to 11:45 Session 1 and 2 Workshops
- 11:50 to 12:45 Lunch
- 1 to 3:15 Session 3 and 4 Workshops
- 3:30 to 4 Discussion and vote on District Budget, Door Prizes
- Club Central Training by AG Area – Bring a laptop if possible
- Membership – Hear how to grow membership from successful clubs
- Foundation Grant Certification – Should have 2 people trained per club
- Rotary Youth – RYE, RYLA, Interact, Rotaract – Panels of participants
- Global Grants – Hear what our clubs are doing globally
- District Grants – Successful clubs share their service grant projects
- Literacy Projects – Get great ideas from other clubs
- Rotary Public Image – A panel of local media professionals offer advice
- Insurance & Nonprofit Requirements in CO and RI – Keep your NP status
- District Financials and Budget – Q and A with D5470 Finance Committee
1. Because of our strong focus on "Service Above Self" and diverse community service projects, district membership has increased a net of 1% since July 1st instead of dropping 1.5% to 2% as we have historically seen.
Dear fellow Rotarians,
Today, there are so many more ways to communicate than ever before. In the age of video conferences and instant messages, we can work together from almost anywhere, and always be in touch; we can share our Rotary work on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Rotary.org. But there will always be a tremendously important role for the magazine that you are holding in your hands – or reading on an electronic device – right now.
From the passenger’s seat:
DG Clyde and I are having such a wonderful time with our Rotary travels. From New Zealand and Australia (passenger seat on the left side) to Durango, Snowmass Village, Eagle, and Carbondale; Rotarians are wonderful hosts and doing important projects meeting serious community needs! They are having fun and helping to bring hope and peace to our world by Lighting Up Rotary.
Saturday, February 06, 2015
MEMBERSHIP is a word we seem to have become weary of. We are being told by our District Leaders how important it is to recruit, to retain, and to grow our clubs. We are told to embrace a more diverse membership.
- Inform and orient
It is a simple but complete, comprehensive tool. Local club membership committees could benefit from implementing this excellent tool to recruit new members, to engage existing members, and to ultimately grow their clubs. District Leadership is available to assist you in developing a comprehensive plan that can change the face of your local club. Contact your Assistant Governor for more information. Go MyRotary|Home|Learning & Reference|Learn by Topic|Membership for more ideas on Membership for your club.
As most of you have discovered by now, RI has a new website. It's a two-part site - one for non-Rotarians who want to find out about Rotary, and one for Rotarians. Especially the part for Rotarians is difficult to navigate. RI has finally produced a few video tutorial and here is the link to the one for Rotarians: http://vimeo.com/73963261