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OUR ROTARY OUR WORLD OUR RESPONSIBILITY An Introduction to the Novi Rotary Club – A Member of Rotary International
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY The Purpose of this Information Meeting is: 1. TO GIVE YOU AN OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF ROTARY. 2. TO GIVE YOU AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A ROTARIAN. 3. TO HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A ROTARIAN. 4. TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL OR THE NOVI ROTARY CLUB.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY What is Rotary? Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Who are Rotarians? Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY THE 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: First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; Second. High ethical standards in business and professional conduct; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society; Third. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life. Fourth, The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Rotary is an test The Rotary world is divided into territories within which a group of clubs are associated – these territories are known as Rotary Districts. Rotary districts can cross international boundaries - our district 6380 includes Canadian Clubs.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Our Rotary District 6380 is composed of approximately 50 clubs with a total membership of over 2, 000 Rotarians. Rotary International Is governed by a president and a board of directors elected from Rotary Clubs across the globe. Annually each District also elects a District Governor – but each club also operates as an autonomous organization within Rotary International. The first Rotary Club was organized in Chicago in 1905, by Paul P. Harris. This club met in rotation at the offices of the members – hence the name Rotary. There are now more than 31, 000 Rotary Clubs with a total Rotary membership of more than 1. 2 million men and woman.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY We Implement the Object of Rotary through the Four Avenues of Service
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY CLUB SERVICE: Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club VOCATIONAL SERVICE: Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards COMMUNITY SERVICE: Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in the Novi community. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Some Examples of Rotary projects: • Foundation Scholarships • Polio Plus Projects • Group Study Exchanges • World Community Service
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY ROTARIANS ARE GUIDED BY THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST OF THE THINGS WE THINK SAY OR DO: 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Why Become a Rotarian? • You will have the opportunity to meet and build friendships with community and business leaders: …in Novi – by attending our weekly meetings. …in neighboring cities – by attending district Conferences and events. …across the United States and in the 167 countries where Rotary clubs are located – by attending meetings at local Rotary Clubs when you travel. You will participate in humanitarian service projects both in the Novi community and possibly in an international setting. • You will participate in the development of international goodwill and understanding with Rotarians from across the globe.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Why Become a Rotarian? • You will hear weekly speakers covering a wide variety of interesting topics. • You will have a lot of fun! Some of the 2005/2006 social activities that Novi Rotarians participated in included: – The Novi Rotary Foundation golf outing at Oak Point Country Club – The annual Novi Rotary holiday party (held this year at The Rock Financial Showplace) – Outings to the Red Rose Theatre and Second City of Novi – Our picnic and clean-up project at Rotary Park
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Who are some of the Current Novi Rotarians? • • • Novi school and city officials Business owners in our community Attorneys Doctors and dentists Bankers
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Your obligations as a Rotarian: PARTICIPATION: As a Rotarian you must give of your time, talents and resources – …in community work …in social functions …in Club and District activities
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY ATTENDANCE: 100% meeting attendance is urged and honored in Rotary. This goal can be achieved by attending each weekly meeting of our Novi Club – -OR by making up at another Rotary Club within six days in advance or six days after a missed meeting at our Club; -OR by attending a District Assembly or Conference or a Rotary International Convention.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY The Rotary Membership Process
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY 1. A current member of the Novi Rotary Club will sponsor your membership. 2. Our membership committee will verify your occupation and determine – 3. …that you hold a leadership position within your company or organization 4. …that the classification being given to you was not already represented in our Club. 3. Our Board of Directors will approve your application for Rotary membership. 4. You will attend a new member orientation meeting with Rotarians from our membership committee.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY 5. You will be assigned to work on one of our committees. This is a great way to get to know other members of the club 6. You will find as a new Novi Rotary member that Rotarians are very warm and welcoming – you will make a variety of new friendships and acquaintances.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Some Administrative Information about the Novi Rotary Club: Each year we elect our officers and directors. These officers and directors conduct the general business of our Club. Our President, with the approval of our Board of Directors, will make committee appointments based upon the Four Avenues of Rotary – 1. Club Service 2. Community Service 3. Vocational Service 4. International Service
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Rotary Publications Rotary International publishes: -THE ROTARIANYou will receive this magazine every month. It is well worth reading. • It contains news of Rotary events around the world. • It also contains interesting articles by outstanding writers on a variety of important subjects.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY The Novi Rotary Club will distribute to you – 1. Our Monthly CLUB BULLETIN …which reports items of interest to our Novi Rotarians. 2. A ROSTER of Novi Rotary Members. …you will find this convenient and useful in getting to know everyone.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY In summary: Rotary membership provides the opportunity to: • Become connected to your community. • Work with others in addressing community needs. • Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI's international humanitarian service efforts. • Establish contacts and friendships with an international network of professionals. • Develop leadership skills. • Involve family in promoting service efforts.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Interested in Becoming a Rotarian? Talk to one of the current Novi Rotarians before you leave today. We encourage you to return for another Novi Rotary meeting - we meet every Thursday at Noon here at the Novi United Methodist Church. We can then assist you in beginning the membership process.
OUR ROTARY – OUR WORLD - OUR RESPONSIBILITY Welcome to Rotary! REMEMBER NO ORGANIZATION IS GREATER THAN ITS INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS: YOU ARE ROTARY • PARTICIPATE FOR FRIENDSHIP • PARTICIPATE FOR SERVICE • PARTICIPATE FOR FELLOWSHIP • PARTICIPATE FOR KNOWLEDGE • PARTICIPATE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING