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How to Start and Sustain Rotaract & Interact Clubs

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Learn more about New Generations as we take a closer look at Rotaract and Interact.

Learn more about New Generations as we take a closer look at Rotaract and Interact.


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  • Now let’s take a closer look at Rotaract!
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    • 1.
      • New Generations
      • Rotary’s Fifth Avenue of Service
      New Generations: A Closer Look
    • 2. The GoToWebinar Attendee View
    • 3. How to Participate Today
      • Open and close your panel
      • View, select, and test your audio
      • Submit text questions
      • Q&A at the end of today’s session
      • Everyone will receive an email with a link to view a recorded version of today’s session
    • 4. Today’s Agenda
      • Starting a club
        • Location
        • Leaders and members
        • Logistics
      • Sustaining a club
        • Motivating members
        • Completing projects
      • Developing Rotary connections
      • Certification procedures
      • Resources
    • 5. Our First Poll
    • 6. Our Family of Programs
      • 12 years
      30 years Interact 12-18 Rotaract 18-30 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Rotary Youth Exchange 15-19
    • 7. Rotaract: Connecting young adults to a global network of friendship, engagement, and action
    • 8.
      • Founded in 1968
      • Over 8,800 clubs
      • Ages 18-30
      • University- or community-based
    • 9. From the university to the community…
    • 10.
            • Martin H. F. Bridge
            • Member, Rotary Club of South Holland (England), District 1070
            • Chair, RI Rotaract and Interact Committee Past District Governor District 1280
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            • Alberto Cecchini
            • Member, Rotary Club of Golfo d’Anzio-Anzio e Nettuno (Italy), District 2080
            • Past District Governor
            • District 2080
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    • 16. Great Advice from Alberto
      • Assess whether a community-based or school/university-based club is best
      • Choose the right contact person in your Rotary club
      • Invite Rotaractors and Interactors to collaborate on projects with their sponsor Rotary club
      • Support projects at the local and international level
      • Keep members engaged to reduce turnover
    • 17.
            • Joanna Kwong
            • Member, Rotaract Club of Berkeley (California, USA) District 5160 Former Interactor
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    • 22. Great Advice from Joanna
      • Think of Rotary, Rotaract & Interact as true partners in service.
      • Establish professional/personal development programs -- this is what makes Rotary unique!
      • Consider adopting an annual project or theme.
      • Link Rotary, Rotaract & Interact when you can.
      • Never forget how important it is to have fun!  Keep members engaged by incorporating fellowship into every event.
    • 23. Any questions for our panelists?
    • 24. Rotaract opportunities
      • 15 December : #RACtalk Twitter chat at 9:30AM CST
      • 1 February : Rotaract Outstanding Project Award deadline
      • 12-18 March : World Rotaract Week
      • 15 March : Changemaker Award deadline
      • May : Rotaract Preconvention Meeting
    • 25. Interact: Fueling a Lifetime of Service
    • 26. Interactors develop life and leadership skills…
    • 27. Provide service to the local and global communities…
    • 28. … and build cross-cultural understanding
    • 29.
      • Founded in 1962
      • Over 13,700 clubs
      • Ages 12 -18
      • School- or community-based
    • 30. What makes Interact different
      • Working with—and within—schools
      • Marketing the program to youth
      • Supporting the fundamental needs of youth, including safety
      • Leading youth through their first service club experience
      • Teaching, facilitating, empowering
    • 31.
            • Tommie Buscemi
            • Member, Rotary Club of Kingwood (Texas, USA) District 5890
            • District New Generations Chair
            • District 5890
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    • 37. Great Advice from Tommie
      • Communication is vital
      • All New Generations programs should be intertwined
      • Everyone should understand the responsibility of their role
      • Celebrate successes and help students learn from failures
      • Empower, listen to, and praise these young leaders
    • 38. Interact opportunities
      • 16 December: Interact video contest entries due
      • 15 March: Changemaker Award deadline
      • 2012-2013 Rotary year: Interact’s 50 th anniversary celebration
    • 39. Any questions for our panelists?
    • 40. Rotary International’s role
      • Certifies clubs
      • Provides resources to Rotarians at the club and district level and program participants
      • Promotes innovative strategies, best practices, and model service projects
      • Advances the program through video, social media, e-newsletters, and more
      • Supports the RI Rotaract and Interact Committee
    • 41. How to Certify a Rotaract Club Establish Rotary club support 1 2 Recruit members and hold meetings 3 Submit club organization list and US$50 certification fee
    • 42. How to Certify an Interact Club Establish Rotary club support 1 2 Recruit members and hold meetings 3 Submit certification form
    • 43. Action steps Complete our webinar survey Visit us on social media Sign up for the New Generations e-newsletter Tell someone about the webinar tonight at 6PM
    • 44. Rotaract resources Visit www.rotary.org/rotaract Email rotaract@rotary.org Follow @Rotaract on Twitter
    • 45. Interact resources Visit www.rotary.org/interact Email interact@rotary.org Like Interact on Facebook Watch Interact videos on YouTube
    • 46.
      • Martin Bridge, Alberto Cecchini, Joanna Kwong, Tommie Buscemi, and YOU!
      Thank you to...