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  • Themes throughout presentation:One RotaryGlobal organization (not U.S. centric)
  • Themes throughout presentation:One RotaryGlobal organization (not U.S. centric)
  • Themes throughout presentation:One RotaryGlobal organization (not U.S. centric)
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    • 1. 2013 RI CONVENTION WHAT YOU CAN GET FROM FELLOWSHIPS “Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathways, spreads good will, and is worth high price.” Rotary Founder Paul Harris
    • 2. 2013 RI CONVENTION 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Tris Tristram – President, Rotarian Singles Fellowship International Clint Collier – International Commodore, International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians Mike Jackson – GB&I Representative, International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians Steve Sokol – Chairman, Rotarians On The Internet Madu Bishnu – Secretary, Rotarian Singles Fellowship International
    • 3. 2013 RI CONVENTION 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Objectives • To share with you our experiences of Fellowships in action • To tell you about Fellowships • To show you where you can find details about Fellowships At the end of this breakout you should be able to go home and tell your fellow Rotarians all about Fellowships
    • 4. 2013 RI CONVENTION Fellowships are a magnificent way to enhance your International experience of Rotary
    • 5. 2013 RI CONVENTION International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians
    • 6. 2013 RI CONVENTION History and Membership •Oldest continuously operating Fellowship in Rotary •Founded in England in 1947 •3000 members in 50 Countries •Organized into nearly 100 fleets world wide •Also have Independent Members (not in a fleet area) •Not necessary to own a boat to be a member! •Open to all Rotarians, their spouses and Roteractors •A Rotary Yacht Club •Provide members with… •Rotary oriented yachting regalia •Opportunities for Rotary service
    • 7. 2013 RI CONVENTION Goals and Aims • To advance international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideals of service. • To promote RI fellowship through cruising, yachting, racing, sailing, kayaking and other activities involving boats and boating. • To promote high standards of seamanship and abide by recognized yachting customs and etiquette on the water. • To support RI service projects and opportunities, on and off the water.
    • 8. 2013 RI CONVENTION International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians Clint Collier, International Commodore
    • 9. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians 1993-2013
    • 10. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians 1993-2013
    • 11. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR – Member Countries GB & I AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SRI LANKA INDIA PAKISTAN SOUTH AFRICA NEPAL USA FIJI IS.
    • 12. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR Festivals Fordingbridge, UK 1997 1999 Chennai, India2007 Colombo, Sri Lanka 2002 Christchurch, New Zealand 2004 Hunter Valley, Australia 2010 Durban, South Africa 2012 Vapi, India
    • 13. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR – Bridging Continents IFCR Founder, PDG Geoffrey Pike with PP Kittu (current IFCR Chairman) interacting during the Chennai Festival in Feb 1999
    • 14. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR – Bridging Continents Girls at a Chennai Corporation School (a project supported by IFCR) excited looking at their photos on Rtn. John King’s digital camera.
    • 15. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR – Bridging Continents Michael Jackson (IFCR UK) and JK (IFCR Chennai) along with the motorised boats donated by IFCR - GB & I as part of the tsunami relief operations in 2006.
    • 16. 2013 RI CONVENTION IFCR – Bridging Continents The team captains along with their national flags at the inaugural function of the IFCR Festival at Colombo in 2007.
    • 17. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet
    • 18. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet
    • 19. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Portland Convention June 24, 1990 Chip Ross & Stan Kahn
    • 20. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Early 1990’s Prodigy Special Interest Group Mid 1990’s Private Server
    • 21. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet 1997 Fellowship Status
    • 22. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Evolution Growing Requirements More Controls
    • 23. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Our mission is to apply modern information technology to explore the avenues of service and fellowship with Rotarians all over the world...
    • 24. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet ROTI is: almost 2,000 people made up of Rotarians, Rotarian Partners, and Rotaractors
    • 25. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet ROTI is: from over 100 Rotary Countries
    • 26. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet communicate with use of the Internet
    • 27. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet use a Listserve to send email
    • 28. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet simply send an email to the Listserve, and all registered members get a copy of this email
    • 29. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list
    • 30. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list #2: The general list
    • 31. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list #2: The general list Not that kind of General – but topics from all aspects of Rotary and life.
    • 32. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list #2: The general list #3: ROTI-Tech for those pesky computer problems
    • 33. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list #2: The general list #3: ROTI-Tech #4: More to come
    • 34. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list #2: The general list #3: ROTI-Tech #4: More to come We have a planning committee to find the correct direction for our growth and possible additional list-servers.
    • 35. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet There are currently three main lists. #1: The serious list #2: The general list #3: ROTI-Tech #4: More to come
    • 36. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Other Services: ROTI Institute
    • 37. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Other Services: ROTI Institute Report on Member Projects
    • 38. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Other Services: ROTI Institute Report on Member Projects ROTI Recipes
    • 39. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Other Services: ROTI Institute Report on Member Projects ROTI Recipes Discuss RI legislative changes
    • 40. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Other Services: ROTI Institute Report on Member Projects ROTI Recipes Discuss RI legislative changes Provide an archive of Rotary files
    • 41. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Other Services: ROTI Institute Report on Member Projects ROTI Recipes Discuss RI legislative changes Provide an archive of Rotary files An international exchange of ideas
    • 42. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet What makes ROTI work: Teamwork
    • 43. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet What makes ROTI work: Teamwork Internationality
    • 44. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet What makes ROTI work: Teamwork Internationality Camaraderie
    • 45. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet What makes ROTI work: Teamwork Internationality Camaraderie . . . And its just plain fun
    • 46. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarians on the Internet Create friendships and promote projects all over the world
    • 47. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotarian Singles Fellowship International
    • 48. 2013 RI CONVENTION Friendship Sharing of common interest 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
    • 49. 2013 RI CONVENTION 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Fellowships are fun, interesting to be a part of
    • 50. 2013 RI CONVENTION 2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION • All Rotarians should join a Fellowship of their choice
    • 51. 2013 RI CONVENTION SOME OF OUR FELLOWSHIP PHOTOS
    • 52. 2013 RI CONVENTION What are Rotary Fellowships? Groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who unite to: – Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.) – Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession – Make new friends around the world – Explore new opportunities for service – Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary
    • 53. 2013 RI CONVENTION Other Benefits of Rotary Fellowships Rotary Fellowships... • Offer opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside of one’s own club, district and country • Contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace • Serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and for retaining existing members
    • 54. 2013 RI CONVENTION Rotary Fellowships History • Rotary Fellowships informally began in 1928 when a group of Rotarians with an interest in Esperanto joined together. In 1947, Rotarians organized a group of boating enthusiasts, which became the Yachting Fellowship. • These activities gained more attention and operated over the years as World Fellowship Activities, International Vocational Contact Groups, Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowships, and finally, Rotary Fellowships. • As of 14 June 2013, there are 63 Rotary Fellowships.
    • 55. 2013 RI CONVENTION How Rotary Fellowships Operate • Each Fellowship is officially recognized by the RI Board of Directors, but operates independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure. • Membership in fellowships is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors. • Each fellowship must maintain a membership base representing at least three different countries. • Each fellowship elects at least three officers to oversee the group’s operations. • Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication amongst their members and to maintain regular communication with Rotary International.
    • 56. 2013 RI CONVENTION Fellowships at the International Convention • Fellowships often use the International Convention in June as an opportunity to plan meetings and activities for attending members from around the world. • Fellowship exhibits make up a vital part of the House of Friendship, and groups use this opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments, plan for the future, and recruit new members.
    • 57. 2013 RI CONVENTION How to Join a Rotary Fellowship • Contact a group that interests you directly using contact information found on www.rotary.org/fellowships, or in the Rotary Fellowships Directory. • Contact your district Rotary Fellowships chairperson for guidance. • If a group for your interests does not currently exist, contact RI Staff for information on how to start a new group.
    • 58. 2013 RI CONVENTION Online Resources • For general program information, visit www.rotary.org/fellowships, where you can access the following downloadable resources: – Rotary Fellowships Handbook (publication 729) – Rotary Fellowships e-Flier – Suggested Rotary Fellowships Posting Board – Rotary Fellowships Officer Directory – Rotary Fellowships Application Form
    • 59. 2013 RI CONVENTION Other Online Resources. There is also a new website called Rotarian Fellowship Hub: http://www.rotarianfellowshiphub.org/ This website list all 63 currently recognized fellowships broken down into 15 categories. For each fellowship, there are 4 links including website, FB page, discussion group, and contact. This website was recently created by Rotarian Don Higgins.
    • 60. 2013 RI CONVENTION Contact RI Staff Rotary International Rotary Service Phone: 1-847-866-3252 Fax: 1-847-556-2182 E-mail: rotaryfellowships@rotary.org Rotary International 1560 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-3698 USA
    • 61. 2013 RI CONVENTION Questions
    • 62. 2013 RI CONVENTION WHAT YOU CAN GET FROM FELLOWSHIPS “Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathways, spreads good will, and is worth high price.” Rotary Founder Paul Harris

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