Past District Governor Ann White was recently intereviewed on the Rotary and Community Services Show on 3WBC 94.1FM on 10th August, 2012 about the newly launched e-club website. District 9800 is chartering an e-club in 2012 to provide an opportunity for people to participate in Rotary who may not be able to make weekly face to face meetings.
For more information and to listen to the podcast of the program
The new Rotary e-Club of Melbourne is now online at www.rotaryeclubofmelbourne.org.au – why don’t you take a look now and see what an e-club looks like.
This e-club is just like a traditional Rotary club except that the members don’t meet face to face each week – instead they visit the website every week at a time that suits them. While they are there, they read up on the topic of the week and respond with their comments, they check the projects they are working on and contribute their updates or volunteer to work on a new project, and they can log into the clubhouse and correspond with other members in the chat room.
Learn how the Rotary Club of Laverton Point Cook incereased membership with 19 new members in one year without losing one member in the process.
Yet another great day for District 9800, with 100 Rotarians coming together to hear about and share ideas on increasing Membership, and further promoting Rotary through various marketing strategies.
Are younger members joining your association and then leaving after a year or two? Or not joining at all? Are you struggling to get people to your events? Are you battling to recruit quality volunteers? Is your board full of men aged over 50? Are competitive organisations forming around you?
M.U.N.A. simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country. Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved.
As I make my official visits to clubs the one key objective that I see listed for all clubs is membership. This is not just lip service because on Saturday 11 August more than 100 Rotarians representing the majority of clubs attended the excellent Membership and Marketing Seminar, which was held in the splendid facilities of Trinity Grammar School in Kew. The strong attendance we saw from our regional clubs confirmed to me that clubs were proactively searching for answers.
The Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment or RYPEN is a Rotary sponsored District New Generations program. Year ten and eleven students, from schools across District 9800 attend a weekend long camp designed at developing their potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.
Family businesses make up approximately 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia and a considerable number will change hands over the next decade as baby boomers retire.
Passing on a family business, however can be a fraught process creating tensions which can linger for a lifetime. Women, who are often perceived as the ‘managers’ of the family relationships, can find themselves caught in the middle as they try to juggle the interests of their partners with those of the next generation and the future of the business.
Tuesday 14th August 6.30pm Melbourne Wine Room Cafe
125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
When Australian troops stormed ashore in the pre-dawn darkness of April 25th 1915, it was the culmination of one of the most complex and daunting operations in the history of warfare – the seaborne assault of a heavily fortified shore, defended by a well-prepared and forewarned enemy. Hear documentary presenter, Hugh Dolan speak about the subject matter in the documentary and his best selling book ’36 Days’
Networking... The opportunity to develop business connections was one of the two founding reasons Rotary was started in 1905 and it remains relevant today. More than ever, networking provides vital links in our personal and professional lives. Through Rotary people come together from all walks of life and business communities to help each other and collectively help others.
Friendship… The second reason Rotary started was to provide access to friendship and fellowship. This is one of our most basic human needs and is no less relevant in our increasingly complex and technological world.
25-27 February, 2012
Melbourneʼs Federation Square with its wide piazza and striking architecture is one of Australiaʼs most iconic buildings. This February 25 it will join other iconic buildings around the world to be illuminated to celebrate Rotaryʼs signature “End Polio Now” campaign. The illumination will run from 25 to 27 February.