Rotaractors discuss challenges of joining Rotary

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More than 300 people responded to questions about Rotaractors becoming Rotarians. The results were presented to the 2012-13 RI Membership Development & Retention and Rotaract & Interact committees at …

More than 300 people responded to questions about Rotaractors becoming Rotarians. The results were presented to the 2012-13 RI Membership Development & Retention and Rotaract & Interact committees at One Rotary Center on 1 August 2012. (World map image courtesy of http://www.psdgraphics.com)

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  • 1) Showing Rotary as world-class humanitarian and social service organization helps membership and fundraising for all involved in Rotary. 2) Listen to what Rotarians and Rotaractors are saying,Connect Rotarians and family of Rotary to resources, Connect Rotarians/Rotaractors to what others are doing worldwide3) This can help us develop more meaningful and engaging resources, Create the Rotary message and spread it worldwide
  • During the week of World Polio Day, 24 October 2011, Rotary and World Polio Day were mentioned together 803 times. In other words, Rotary was mentioned in nearly 25% of all World Polio Day conversationsUNICEF and Gates Foundation trailed Rotary significantly

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  • 1. Ask the Rotaractor:Feedback from social media
  • 2. Rotary on social media Presented to the 2012-13 RI MembershipDevelopment & Retention and Rotaract & Interact committees One Rotary Center 1 August 2012 Twitter: @rotary www.facebook.com/rotary www.rotary.org/socialnetworking
  • 3. Rotary on social mediaFacebookRotary – 184,000 likesRotaract – 65,837
  • 4. Rotary on social mediaTwitterRotary – 147,000 followersRotaract – 9,101
  • 5. Rotary on social mediaLinkedInRotary – 30,000 members
  • 6. Rotary’s social media goals1) Strengthen the brand2) Connect3) Collaborate and co-create
  • 7. The power of social media
  • 8. Ask the RotaractorFive questions asked onTwitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Over 300 responses fromRotaractors and Rotarians aroundthe world.
  • 9. #1: How can former Rotaractors stay connected toRotary if they are not yet ready to join a Rotary club?
  • 10. #1: How can former Rotaractors stay connected toRotary if they are not yet ready to join a Rotary club?The German Rotaract MDIOfounded a program called RotaryRotaract Young. At the age of 30the Rotaractors have thepossibility to be in a list for thoseinterested becoming a member ofRotary. The Rotary Clubs can askthe DRRs for names and so Rotaryclubs interested in getting newmembers and Rotaractorsinterested in Rotary can get incontact with each other.(Germany)
  • 11. #1: How can former Rotaractors stay connected toRotary if they are not yet ready to join a Rotary club? They can participate in service projects, mentor Rotaractors/Interactors, give insight to Rotarians on the New Gen committee. Or help out with the exchange program, be a group leader at RYLA. Honestly, theres so much to do. How can you not stay involved?! (USA)
  • 12. #1: How can former Rotaractors stay connected toRotary if they are not yet ready to join a Rotary club?Our Rotaract clubintroduced an alumniofficer to keep ex-members incommunication withRotaract club events &fundraisers. (UK)
  • 13. #1: How can former Rotaractors stay connected toRotary if they are not yet ready to join a Rotary club? Invite them to Rotary/Rotaract events, projects, outings, just dont give up even if it takes months/years. (Australia)
  • 14. #2: What has your experience been with your sponsorRotary club? Would they take you as a member?Would you take them?
  • 15. #2: What has your experience been with your sponsorRotary club? Would they take you as a member?Would you take them? It’s been great. Our sponsor club always gives us a chance to speak in their meetings and do projects with them. (Venezuela)
  • 16. #2: What has your experience been with your sponsorRotary club? Would they take you as a member?Would you take them?Sadly on this topic I breakthe trend. Our Rotaractclub has just lost 3members to age but nocontact from sponsorRotary club. However, Ivejust moved Rotaract clubsbecause of location & newsponsoring club is greathaving stolen 6 of ourmembers in 11/12! (UK)
  • 17. #2: What has your experience been with your sponsorRotary club? Would they take you as a member?Would you take them? Our sponsor Rotary club is always asking us to join them even before we turn 30 because we are very enthusiastic about projects. (Ghana)
  • 18. #3: Should Rotary clubs modify the cost of Rotarymembership for former Rotaractors? Why or why not?
  • 19. #3: Should Rotary clubs modify the cost of Rotarymembership for former Rotaractors? Why or why not? No, former Rotaractors shouldnt be treated differently than any other new member. Rotary = commitment. (Canada)
  • 20. #3: Should Rotary clubs modify the cost of Rotarymembership for former Rotaractors? Why or why not? Yes, but also, its not all about money. Club culture is also different, so its harder to make the leap to Rotary. (El Salvador)
  • 21. #3: Should Rotary clubs modify the cost of Rotarymembership for former Rotaractors? Why or why not? I dont think there should be a difference in fees. At the end, its money that will be used for a good cause. (Nigeria)
  • 22. #4: What skills would you bring to a Rotary club as amember that you developed through Rotaract?
  • 23. #4: What skills would you bring to a Rotary club as amember that you developed through Rotaract? Help with social media is definitely a plus point. (Sri Lanka)
  • 24. #4: What skills would you bring to a Rotary club as amember that you developed through Rotaract? Already knowing about and loving Rotary, a fresh perspective on goals and projects, & an open mind to learn from Rotarians :) (Canada)
  • 25. #4: What skills would you bring to a Rotary club as amember that you developed through Rotaract? The passion to confront the issues that are pressing in our generation. New energy for a Rotary club. (Philippines)
  • 26. #5: What do you see as the similarities & differencesbetween an experienced Rotaractor and a youngRotarian?
  • 27. Similarities between an experienced Rotaractor and ayoung Rotarian Service Knowledge of Rotary culture
  • 28. Differences between an experienced Rotaractor and ayoung Rotarian Life experience/time Less money
  • 29. #5: What do you see as the similarities & differencesbetween an experienced Rotaractor and a youngRotarian? One of the major differences I find is that Rotaract tends to have a lot more hands on experiences in their service projects, like going out and painting a home, or handing out meals to homeless persons, or reading to blind children, whereas Rotarians tend to have a more laidback, "write a cheque,” "hire someone to get the job done" approach to giving back. While both paths are equally necessary to help, it is one of the deterrents to Rotaractors to joining Rotary. (Jamaica)
  • 30. #5: What do you see as the similarities & differencesbetween an experienced Rotaractor and a youngRotarian? Rotaractors have more knowledge of Rotary projects and activities than a young Rotarian. (El Salvador)
  • 31. #5: What do you see as the similarities & differencesbetween an experienced Rotaractor and a youngRotarian? I often find myself giving young Rotarians in my sponsor club insight and advice! Young Rotarians who were promoted from Rotaract often have more knowledge regarding RI and how things are done . . . Experienced Rotaractors and young Rotarians end up in the same place: becoming great, passionate Rotarians. We Rotaractors just have a little head start! (USA)
  • 32. #5: What do you see as the similarities & differencesbetween an experienced Rotaractor and a youngRotarian? Sometimes even the older Rotarians are just as enthusiastic as us Rotaractors :) (Sri Lanka)
  • 33. Questions?