Dean Rohrs: '16-'17 RI Director for Zones 24 & 32
District 7910 is one of 20 Districts in Zone 32 and Dean Rohrs is the RI Director for Zones 24 & 32. We want you to be aware that she publishes a newsletter each month titled "Beyond Borders" To read her latest newsletter, click here
Meet The '16-'17 RI President: John Germ
Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee that Germ helped found in 1972.
Team RAAM Raises $300,000 For Polio Eradication
However, we are most honored that were able to raise $300,000 to fund the eradication of polio. Thank you!
What You Don't Know About The Campaign To End Polio
When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio. Given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on Earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.
What Millennials Love About Rotary
Millennials, an ethnically diverse, fiercely independent generation of digital natives, are doing more than just snapping selfies—they’re looking for a way to make a difference in their communities. For Rotary, the Millennial era could mean an influx of young, energetic members. READ MORE
Get Ready For Your District Rotary Foundation Seminar With 'Centennial Promotional Kit'
The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th year of Doing Good in the World. Take the opportunity to strengthen your district and clubs during your district Rotary Foundation seminar by using resources from centennial.rotary.org.
Go to the Promotional resources tab to download the following Centennial Promotional Kit materials:
- Ideas and activities for clubs
- Doing Good in the World promotional flier
- Doing Good in the World bookmark
- Sample press release
- Centennial letterhead
- Centennial PowerPoint template
- History of the Rotary Foundation PowerPoint
- Centennial postcard
Let others know about these materials they can use to promote the Foundation in their clubs and communities.
New Tools For Membership Tool Belt
Looking to enhance your club membership experience? Do you want to find opportunities for growth in your club? Club and district leaders now have a set of updated Membership Assessment Tools (formerly Club Assessment Tools) to help them strengthen club membership and add value to your club membership experience, so that more people will join and fewer members will leave.
For your convenience, you can download the entire publication, or just the individual assessments that are most relevant to your club.
The individual assessments, which walk users through evaluation and development of an action plan, include:
- Representing Your Community’s Professions: A Classification Assessment READ MORE
A How-To Membership Leads Video
Click here for a new video that helps district and club leaders make the most of the recently enhanced Membership Leads resource. It shows how to track a prospective member from the initial membership-leads submission all the way to connection with a local club. It also outlines the role of club and district leaders in the redesigned process, highlighting how their participation will help strengthen membership, and features the new Rotary resources available to support them. Join the conversation in the Membership Best Practices discussion group to tell us how you’re using the new Membership Leads resource to grow and diversify membership.
RI Membership Resource Guide
RI Makes Changes in 'Brand Center' Online Tool