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You Are a Club President. Now What?

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  • Welcome to this workshop!If you are here, you are likely a club president-elect. Congratulations! Now what?Well, hopefully this workshop will give you some ideas about what to do to ensure your year as president is a success!
  • Good afternoon! Welcome to our workshop for incoming presidents!I am Holger Knaack, an incoming Director of Rotary International……………….Holger is a managing partner of the in the real estate company Knaack KG since 1993. Previously he was partner and manager of the bakery Knaack Enterprises. He is chair of the Foundation Karl Adam and and for 10 years president of the Golf Club Gut Grambek. A Rotarian since 1991, Holger is a member of the Rotary Club Herzogtum Lauenburg – Möllnand served as president in 1997 & District Governor district 1940 in 2006-07.He is RI Director-elect, member of the RI New Generation Committee and Chairman of the Rotary Peace Forum in Berlin. He is serving since 6 years as chairman of the German Multidistrict Youth Exchange and was responsible for more than 14,000 exchange students. He had served as DGN & GETS trainer and International Assembly trainer and is a major donor of the Rotary Foundation.Holger is married to Susanne since 1976. They have no children; the hosted more than 30 RYE students.In his leisure time, Holger is playing Golf, hunting and sailing.
  • It is now my pleasure to introduce our panelists today. Our first panelist is PDG Jennifer Scott. Jennifer was in private practice as a lawyer for 25 years and now provides facilitation, conflict management, and dispute resolution services to private and government organisations and to the courts. She is married to Ian, who is DGN for D9685.  Jennifer has been a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains since 1996 and served as president in 2001 & District Governor in 2007-08. She was previously a member of Interact and Rotaract. Jennifer & Ian are Paul Harris Society members, Bequest Society members and Major Donors. Jennifer has served on a number of District Committees and assisted in the design of Rotary’s Dispute Resolution System and Child Protection System. Jennifer has also served on several Rotary affiliated boards and committees, including: Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited; Rotary Leadership Institute; Rotary Down Under Inc; The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust; Road Safety Education Limited; Extension of Rotary, South Pacific Committee 2008-10; DGN & GETS trainer; Zone Training Coordinator; International Assembly trainer. Interests outside of Rotary, include gardening, wine appreciation, opera, bushwalking, scuba diving, travelling and church.  
  • Our second panelist today is Club President Dr. Nick Krayacich.As a family physician, Nick runs his own Medical Centre in LaSalle, Ontario.  He has served as President of the Essex County Medical Society, on the board of directors for Heart Together for Haiti and presently is serving on the board of directors at Essex Golf and Country Club. He is the proud President of the Rotary Club - LaSalle-Centennial.Nick is very active in his community and has spearheaded dozens of events including golf tournaments that have raised hundred’s of thousands of dollars for local groups, scholarships and most recently a tournament that benefited a local cancer centre. He is passionate about volunteer travel and has participated as a Rotary Foundation Alumni on missions to the Brazilian Amazon, Haiti and Tanzania.Nick is the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was also recently recognized with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Spirit of Philanthropy Award and the LaSalle Citizens Award.Nick and his wife Jennifer Jones share a love of travel, cycling, golf and time spent at their family cottage. They also share a thirst for adventure having scaled the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa in 2009. As champions of The Rotary Foundation, they are members of the Arch C. Klumph Society, the Paul Harris Society and are charter members of the Bequest Society.    
  • RI Code of Policies states the following duties of the club president:Presides at meetings of the club;Ensures that each meeting is carefully planned, opening and adjourning on time;Presides at regular meetings (at least once a month) of the club board of directors;Appoints club committee chairmen and members who are qualified for the jobs assigned;Ensures that each committee has definite objectives and each is functioning consistently;Attends the district conference; Cooperates with the governor and assistant governor in various club and district Rotary matters, and handles all correspondence promptly;Supervises the preparation of a club budget and the proper accounting of club finances, including an annual financial review;Ensures that a comprehensive training program is implemented by the club and may appoint a club trainer(s) to carry out the training, if needed;Ensures that important information from the Governor's "Monthly Letter," and other bulletins and literature from the Secretariat and governor are passed on to the club members;Submits each June a comprehensive report to the club on the status of club finances and the extent to which the club has achieved its objectives for the year;Works cooperatively with the president-elect before leaving office to ensure the smooth transition of authority, including the transfer of all relevant records, documents, and financial information;Arranges a joint meeting of the incoming and outgoing club boards to ensure the success of the new administration and to provide continuity of administrations. (January 2008 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 142)In addition, be sure toReview your Club President’s Manual and prepare for PETS trainingServe as director of your club’s boardReview your club’s strategic plan and set goals for the year using Rotary Club CentralWork with club and district leadersEnsure continuity in leadership and service projectsEnsure regular and consistent trainingRegister for Member Access and ensure that club secretary and treasurer have registered online
  • Rotarians world wide are connecting for good.As club president, you can Get new and current members involvedHelp members learn more about RotaryMake sure meetings are interesting, fun, and worthwhile for your membersEnsure that all members are heard and feel that they have something to contribute
  • Rotary stands forRotary connects diverse perspectivesRotarians are committed volunteers with leadership skillsMembers make connections and build life-long relationships – the connections made are the driving force of RotaryResponsible and true to their word, Rotarians honor their commitments and address social issues in local communitiesWhat makes Rotary different is that RotariansThink differentlyAct responsiblyImpact communities
  • At this time, I welcome PDG Jennifer Scott to share her insights on a powerful resource for club presidents: district leaders
  • Now you have heard the RI and district perspective of how to be a great club president. At this time I would like to welcome Club President, Dr. Nick Krayacich, who will share his experiences and ideas from the club perspective.
  • 25 minutes for Q&APotential Scenarios to pose to audience or panelists if there are no more questions:What do you do if you are feeling overwhelmed with all the responsibilities of being a club president?What do you do if you delegate work to your committee chairs and it still does not get done?What do you do if attendance is low and energy is down?What do you do if your newest, youngest member has stopped coming only after 2 months?What do you do if you aren’t a good public speaker?What do you do if you aren’t given much direction by your predecessor?What is the first thing you need to do when you get home? (Create an account on Member Access (rotary.org) and set goals online!)
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    • 1. 2013 RI CONVENTIONYOU’RE CLUB PRESIDENTNow What?
    • 2. 2013 RI CONVENTION2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONRotary InternationalDirector-electHolger Knaack
    • 3. 2013 RI CONVENTION2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONPast District GovernorJennifer Scott
    • 4. 2013 RI CONVENTION2013 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONClub PresidentDr. Nick Krayacich
    • 5. 2013 RI CONVENTIONRESPONSIBILITIES OF A CLUB PRESIDENT
    • 6. 2013 RI CONVENTIONHAVE A VISION BEFORE TAKING ACTION
    • 7. 2013 RI CONVENTION Bigger, much younger, more flexible and innovative High number of female members Attractive for younger generations Working on local, hands-on projects Working on international projects with partners abroad Known in the community for service, leadership,diversity, fellowship and integrity and fun.MY DREAM FOR MY ROTARY CLUB
    • 8. 2013 RI CONVENTIONHOW WILL YOU ADAPT TO A CHANGING WORLD?“This is a changing world, we must be prepared to changewith it.” (Paul Harris,1937)
    • 9. 2013 RI CONVENTIONHOW ATTRACTIVE IS YOUR CLUB TO THIS GROUP?
    • 10. 2013 RI CONVENTIONSTRATEGIC PLAN• What do we standfor?• What makes usdifferent?• ..and why shouldsomeone want tojoin our club?
    • 11. 2013 RI CONVENTIONThe President’s Best FriendThe District Leadership TeamPDG Jennifer ScottAustralia
    • 12. 2013 RI CONVENTIONPLANNING TO ACTION
    • 13. 2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary LeadershipInstituteTRAINING
    • 14. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMENTORS
    • 15. 2013 RI CONVENTIONREGULAR HEALTH CHECKSbestoutcome.comairport-commercial.com
    • 16. 2013 RI CONVENTIONSKILLS CHECKblog.getreachcast.com
    • 17. 2013 RI CONVENTIONENGAGEMENT CHECKblog.getreachcast.com
    • 18. 2013 RI CONVENTIONWhat You Can Doas Club PresidentClub PresidentDr. Nick Krayacich
    • 19. 2013 RI CONVENTIONQuestions?