Posted by John Marchiony on Mar 12, 2021

Most people join Rotary for fellowship, networking (personal/business), and to have an impact on both our communities and the world through service. District 7910’s new Rotary@Work initiative brings Rotarians together to support both each other and their communities by expanding business and professional development in three areas, to increase the value of Rotary membership: growthcareers and jobs; and mentoring/advice.


The Rotary@Work initiative integrates business and contributes in three ways:

  1. Fellowship: More interaction with fellow Rotarians and others on shared interests enhances friendships.

  2. Networking: You may find a new friend, client, partner, advisor and/or vendor.

  3. Impact on your community: Your expertise, insight, experience and connections may solve a challenge another Rotarian has been struggling to solve.

To see the overall structure and organization of Rotary 7910@Work, either click here or on the image at right

Background: The Rotary Business Networking Series (RBNS), launched in January 2019, incorporates elements of earlier Rotary Means Business events and increasingly popular business-networking groups. Since the start, RBNS has been open to all - Rotarians and "not-yet" Rotarians - who are interested in doing more business, more often with Rotarians and because we are people of integrity who value Rotary's Four-Way Test as much in business as we do in life.

Throughout most of 2020, many Rotarians in our district became increasingly aware of job, career and professional challenges. In response, they designed the Rotary Connections initiative, to help Rotarians and friends with job and career support

In the last quarter of 2020, interested Rotarians came together to strategize and design a process for gathering ideas, input, and volunteers, and immediately added “mentoring and advice” as an area where Rotarians could serve and receive support. 

This January and February, more than 50 Rotarians gathered twice, to brainstorm, build consensus, and launch plans for programming in three tracks, which are organized in parallel in our district's Rotary@Work initiative.

For more information, contact Rotary@Work Co-Chairs Roy Balfour, of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury, and John Marchiony, of the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland.


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