Home' Rotary Down Under : August 2014 (NZ Pacific) Contents GET INVOLVED
When you get involved, it’s not just your community,
club, and projects that benefit — you benefit, too. As an
active Rotarian, you’ll develop skills like public speaking,
project management, and event planning. You’ll meet
interesting people from your community and from
around the world. You’ll tackle local issues that are
important to you and your fellow club members. You’ll
feel the shared sense of purpose that comes from working
together to better your community.
When it comes to being an active Rotarian,
the opportunities are endless. Here
are some ways to get involved.
START LOCAL AND HELP
Volunteer to help with your
club’s signature service project.
Get involved with one of the
programs sponsored by your club.
Identify a need in your
community and design
a hands-on project that
Collaborate with other clubs in your area, including
Interact and Rotaract clubs, on a joint service project
Share your ideas about how to achieve club and project
goals with club leaders, and take the lead on carrying
them out. Your suggestions could become the next big
initiative in your community.
GO GLOBAL THROUGH ROTARY
Participate in Rotary’s international service projects.
Browse others’ projects on Rotary
Showcase on www.rotary.org to inspire
Support The Rotary
Foundation, which provides
millions of dollars in grants for
Rotary’s humanitarian service
efforts around the world.
Attend Rotary events to exchange
ideas and celebrate with members
around the globe.
Host a Rotary Youth
Exchange student visiting
your district, and learn about
Learn with other Rotarians by attending the Rotary
Give to PolioPlus and join the movement to End Polio
Now. For only 60 cents, you can vaccinate a child
Rotary is all about building lifelong
friendships — connecting with fellow
Rotarians across communities,
cities, countries, and cultures. Just
one connection can lead to a great
Update your Rotary profile at
www.rotary.org to receive information
tailored to your interests and connect
with members who share those
Use your Rotary profile to connect
with club leaders and get the
information you need to participate in
projects and your community.
Discover inspiring stories of
fellow Rotarians at Rotary Voices,
the official Rotarian blog.
Learn about service projects
worldwide at Rotary Showcase and
put your club’s projects on display, too.
Explore Rotary grants at
www.rotary.org/grants to learn
how to apply for global grants for
international humanitarian projects.
Use social media to reach out and
start conversations. Inspire others to
follow your lead and spread the word
OFFLINE AND IN-PERSON
You don’t have to use a computer
to make a connection. Outside of
your club meetings, there are lots
of opportunities to meet with other
Rotarians in person. Here are a
number of ways to get started.
Make Rotary a family affair.
Explore Interact, RYLA, and Rotary
Youth Exchange opportunities for
your kids and invite your spouse to
your club’s meetings.
Attend the RI Convention. Meet
and celebrate with other members
from around the world and learn how
to expand our impact.
Go to meetings at other Rotary
clubs anywhere in the world to find
international service partners and
form new friendships.
Learn about another culture.
Spend time abroad in a Rotarian’s
home through a Rotary Friendship
Join a Rotary Fellowship or
Rotarian Action Group. Meet other
members who share your interests
Watch Rotary Video Magazine
and read your Rotary magazine,
Rotary news, and newsletters for
stories about remarkable projects,
helpful tips, and inspirational ideas.
publications available at
START MAKING YOUR
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