CLUB PRESIDENT TO DO LIST
Thanks so much for taking on the top leadership role in your club!
It's a busy year and there's a lot to monitor. Here is a list to help make sure your club is on track to finish out the second half of the year strong!
Get your club to go to District Conference
District Conference is the annual opportunity for Rotarians to come together to learn, socialize and enjoy the fun side of our group. Education will be relevant, timely and truly useful to you. The venue is luxurious, with top-notch cuisine and unique spaces, located in a great destination with a lot to offer. There will be plenty of social opportunities, including a great welcoming at the Saratoga Auto Museum on Friday night, multiple wine tastings, a Country Fair and partnering with District 7190 Rotarians for service projects.
Click here for details and to register online today!
Make sure your President Elect is attending their upcoming President Elect Training Seminars (PETS)
Pre-PETS is Feb 7th in the east and 9th in the west - they can check their email for details.
Multi-District PETS will be March 17-18 at the Sheraton Syracuse University. Click here for details and to register online.
For District 7150's incoming presidents, the cost of this training is included in your club's dues!
Promote the Rotary 315 Booklet with your members
Advertising in the booklet covers the cost of printing it and it's a great guide for all clubs to use for membership recruitment.
The deadline for ads is March 15th and everyone is encouraged to place their business card for just $50!
Get details, view the latest edition and download the advertising form to share with your club here.
Designate your club's Rotarian of Excellence
Make sure you choose a member to honor at this year's District Conference so they can be recognized for going above and beyond this year.
Get the details and download a designation form here.
Register for space in the House of Friendship
Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your club's biggest project at District Conference in the House of Friendship. This social space will once again be open to the main banquet area in our conference location, making it very visible. We need you to keep those displays fun and interactive, so you can stand out from the rest. Club presidents should ask a member of the club to take on this special project.
Download a registration form and reserve your space by April 1st.
Make sure you are updating your club's progress in Rotary Club Central
How is your club's work towards earning this prestigious recognition going? Club presidents should be logging into Rotary Club Central to update their club's standings as they check off the list of goals this citation outlines for you. No one will know you've done it unless you report it in there.
Click here for details.
Make note of and be sure to follow the new deadlines for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
The deadline to submit the info on the student(s) your club is sponsoring for this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards isn't until May 1, but there is a lot you need to do before that date. Download an application to provide to your local school now, asking for students to complete and return by mid-March. This will give you the time you need to review all applications, interview the applicants, make your selection, notify and confirm with the student that they can attend and then report that to the RYLA committee chair Phyllis Danks by deadline!
Click here for more info on RYLA
THIS YEAR'S THEME: Paul Harris, founder of Rotary believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do.” Rotary provides the opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity. We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move Rotary’s work forward.
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
February is Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, with World Understanding and Peace Day, Rotary's 112th anniversary, February 23rd, as an opportunity for Rotarians to support the mission of the Rotary Foundation, “Peace Through Service.” Since 1905, Rotary clubs have worked locally and internationally to make the world a better and more peaceful place one person, one family, one community at a time. In 1945 Rotary made a significant contribution to peacemaking, calling for “freedom, justice, truth, sanctity of the pledged word, and respect for human rights” that became the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights.
Please consider what your club can do to Promote Peace and Foster Understanding:
• Participate in the Youth Exchange Program,
• Combat the underlying causes of conflict and violence through community-based service project,
• Support Rotary service projects for world understanding and peace by helping families afford food, clothing, rent, utilities, medications, and other necessities,
• Build peace by supporting Rotary’s single largest and most significant humanitarian project: PolioPlus,
• Support the Rotarian Action Group for Peace giving Rotarians resources and support to advance world peace and turn ambitious ideas into life-changing realities,
• Seek out and support international Global Grant humanitarian projects by taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict: poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources,
This is the month to expand your club’s efforts to “Promote Peace and World Understanding” and to embrace:
• Facilitating conflict resolution workshops and conferences,
• Educating youth on preventive measures to avoid conflict,
• Training local leaders, including emerging youth leaders, on mediation strategies,
• Improving the quality of life through a variety of international humanitarian service projects,
• Supporting peace and conflict prevention and resolution through fellowships and scholarships for career-minded professionals. District 7150 Syracuse University Associate Professor, Dessa Bergen-Cico has been awarded an intensive, three- month professional certificate fellowship in peace & conflict studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Rotarians advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Join Rotary Serving Humanity by not only refusing to accept conflict as a way of life, join Rotarians as we wage peace!