About Rotary E Club One 111208 Lite


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About Rotary E Club One 111208 Lite

  1. 2. ROTARY eCLUB ONE OF DISTRICT 5450 <ul><li>A New Dimension in Rotary Service </li></ul>2008 RI President D K Lee
  2. 3. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – THE FUTURE <ul><li>“ I would like to think that the pioneering days of Rotary have only just begun. There are just as many new things to be done as ever there were. Kaleidoscopic changes are taking place, many of them without our will. Even to hang on to the fringe of this fast-changing world is about all most of us can do. Rotary simply must continue to pioneer or be left in the rear of progress.” </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Harris </li></ul><ul><li>The Rotarian - February 1945 </li></ul>
  3. 4. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – THE CONCEPT <ul><li>Use the Internet to retain Rotarians who would otherwise be lost to Rotary. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet to attract new Rotarians. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet to facilitate meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet to manage service projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Internet for fellowship by creating a friendly community of like-minded Rotarians. </li></ul>Five Key Goals for the Pilot Stage: Method: Charter a Rotary eClub, populate it with experienced Rotarians , and track performance and productivity
  4. 5. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – GETTING STARTED <ul><li>“ To evaluate the ability of a Rotary club to meet, operate and undertake effective service projects , using internet technologies as the primary enabler” </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary International </li></ul><ul><li>January 2002 </li></ul>ROTARY eCLUB ONE OF DISTRICT 5450 The first Rotary eClub Chartered 4 January 2002
  5. 6. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – WHY eCLUB ONE? <ul><li>The first Rotary club was Rotary Club of Chicago. </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly known by the nickname “Rotary One”. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Rotary eClub was Rotary eClub One of District 5450. </li></ul><ul><li>Now known by the nickname “Rotary eClub One”. </li></ul>
  6. 7. CUSTOMISING ROTARY FOR THE INTERNET <ul><li>Key features: </li></ul><ul><li>Community service hours required in lieu of physical presence at a Rotary meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>No geographic boundaries. </li></ul>
  7. 8. CUSTOMISING ROTARY FOR THE INTERNET <ul><li>Key features : </li></ul>ROTARY e-CLUB ONE TO OPERATE 24 / 7 EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR <ul><li>Club business to be conducted in one language only (English). </li></ul><ul><li>Individual members to decide time of attending meetings and location of service. </li></ul>
  8. 9. USING NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES <ul><li>Key features: </li></ul>FREE VOICE COMMUNICATION WORLD-WIDE <ul><li>Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) </li></ul>
  9. 10. USING NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES <ul><li>Key features: </li></ul>COMPUTER DESKTOP SHARING WORLD-WIDE <ul><li>Collaboration meeting software: </li></ul><ul><li>www.gotomeeting.com </li></ul>
  10. 11. USING NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES <ul><li>Key features: </li></ul>MEMBER ACCESS WORLD-WIDE <ul><li>Online club house – provides for club forums </li></ul>
  11. 12. RETAINING ROTARIANS <ul><li>For many Rotary eClub One members, a change in personal circumstances precluded normal club participation and they were about to leave Rotary. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, Rotary eClub One members can meet their Rotary obligations anywhere , anytime, despite busy travel schedules, ongoing business demands, or physical limitations. </li></ul>
  12. 13. SERVICE IS THE ROTARY eCLUB CORNERSTONE <ul><li>In a traditional “terra” rotary club, every member is required to attend a meeting at least 32 times per year… </li></ul><ul><li>IN ROTARY eCLUB ONE, EVERY MEMBER IS REQUIRED TO CONTRIBUTE A MINIMUM OF 13 HOURS PERSONAL SERVICE PER QUARTER. </li></ul>52 HOURS OF MANDATORY SERVICE PER MEMBER PER YEAR!
  13. 14. OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERSHIP FELLOWSHIP <ul><li>Inter-member emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Open attendance at bi-monthly Board meetings using the ‘gotomeeting’ webinair/teleconference facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Open attendance at quarterly Club Assembly meetings using the ‘gotomeeting’ webinair/teleconference facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Regional ‘face to face’ meetings when this can be arranged. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at the Club’s Annual Dinner Meeting at the RI Annual Convention. </li></ul><ul><li>Ad hoc ‘one to one’ social meetings organised as individual Club members travel around the world. </li></ul>
  14. 15. ROTARY ON-LINE MAKE-UPS & VISITORS Rotary eClub One has helped thousands of Rotarians meet their attendance obligations, offering an information-rich experience to visitors to its website <ul><li>MORE THAN 10,000 WORLD-WIDE VISITORS EACH MONTH. </li></ul><ul><li>MORE THAN 7,500 ROTARIANS COMPLETE A MAKE-UP EACH MONTH. </li></ul>IN THE LAST YEAR MORE THAN 1500 CITIES 158 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES OVER 700 DIFFERENT STATES/PROVINCES OUR VISITORS
  15. 16. ROTARY ON-LINE MAKE-UPS & VISITORS Early concerns that the online makeup system would be abused by some visiting Rotarians seeking “easy attendance credits” were unfounded. CONTINUOUS AUDITS HAVE REPORTED… ONLY 2 ROTARIANS IN THE WHOLE WORLD HAVE BEEN “HEAVY” MAKE-UP VISITORS One was an elderly Rotarian in the USA who was unable to leave his hospital bed. His son bought him a laptop PC so he could maintain 100% Rotary attendance which was very important to him. The second was a Past District Governor in India who could not leave his home because of advanced kidney disease. A FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATION REVEALED
  16. 17. OUR 44 MEMBERS (Feb 2008) <ul><li>Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Now includes a Younger Members Network </li></ul>
  17. 18. Commitment to The Rotary Foundation by end of 2008 29 PHFs 16 Multiple PHFs 6 Benefactors
  18. 19. Total service time to end of 2008 since receiving charter: over 19,000 hours
  19. 20. OUR SERVICE PROJECTS FREQUENTLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS Every Member Encouraged To Participate In Both Community And Service Projects!
  20. 21. HELPING CHILDREN FOR BETTER LIVES Colorado Children’s Immunisation Coalition Honoring Foster Parents Colorado Colorado
  21. 22. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Ranfurly Library Aid Project Shelter Boxes For Tsunami Victims Pacific Islands
  22. 23. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Women’s Orphanage Project Collaboration with the Canberra East, Weston and Kabul Rotary Clubs, and Rotarian John Jedryk Afghanistan
  23. 24. FINDING OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP Providing Boat Gear For Troubled Teens Vocational Training For Troubled Teens Washington State Washington State
  24. 25. PROJECTS HELPING YOUNG AND OLD Hospice Respite Volunteers Children’s Art Workshops Oregon Philippines
  25. 26. POSITIVE PROJECTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Girl Guides Winter Camp Scholarships for RYLA students and introduction of the first advanced RYLA program to USA from Australia Toronto, Canada Colorado
  26. 27. PROJECTS FOR NEEDY FAMILIES California Family Story Telling
  27. 28. SERVING YOUNG AND OLD Organising Golden Games For Seniors Equipping A Computer Lab For Boys And Girls Club Chicago California
  28. 29. ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Great Barrier Reef Environmental Research Laboratory Computer Equipment Organising Clean Water Programs In Poor Communities Australia Caring For Little Penguins Manly, Sydney Harbour Foundation, National Parks & Wildlife
  29. 30. INVESTING IN THE FUTURE Sponsorship Of Youth Workers For Restoration Of Continental Divide Trail Building Houses For Habitat For Humanity North Carolina Colorado
  30. 31. WATER PROJECTS IN FIVE COUNTRIES Providing Carts To Transport Clean Water Containers – La Mulita (‘Little Mule’) Clean Water Project: Engineers Without Borders Mexico Rwanda
  31. 32. FOCUS ON HEALTH PROJECTS Providing A Safe Blood Bank For A Hospital Training Carpenters To Build Furniture For A Health Clinic East Timor Nigeria
  32. 33. FOCUS ON HEALTH PROJECTS Alola Foundation Health Program For Women & Children East Timor The Rotary Club Of Dili In East Timor Is The Twin Contact Club Of Rotary eClub One
  34. 35. ACHIEVEMENTS <ul><li>Rotary International Presidential Citations. </li></ul><ul><li>In top 10 clubs in District 5450 for per capita contributions to The Rotary Foundation every year so far since receiving Charter. </li></ul><ul><li>Number 1 club in District for per capita giving 2007 - 2008. </li></ul>
  35. 36. THE REAL WORLD OF ROTARY <ul><li>WE ARE NOT A &quot;VIRTUAL&quot; ROTARY CLUB </li></ul><ul><li>We are a REAL Rotary eClub comprised of real living, breathing, working Rotarians doing real Rotary projects, while using the Internet as a tool to manage the club and manage projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the word &quot;virtual&quot; in the Rotary context is deemed to be negative, because Rotary works in the real world, not in the virtual world. Rotary eClub One is part of the real world. </li></ul>Rotarian Youichi Misawa ‘on clean-up duty’ in Japan
  36. 37. RI HAS CHARTERED 14 ROTARY eCLUBS WORLDWIDE Rotary eClub Taiwan Rotary eClub 3310 (Singapore) eClub Verkkorotary (Finland) Rotary eClub of London Centenary Rotary eClub Zante-Halles (Greece) Rotary eClub Southwest USA Rotary eClub One District 5450 Rotary eClub District 7890 Rotary eClub District 7150 NY1 Rotary eClub Southeast USA & Caribbean Rotary eClub Latino_America Rotary eClub District 4500 (Brazil) Rotary eClub Comunidadae (Brazil) Rotary eClub 3450 (Hong Kong))
  37. 38. WHY ONLY 14 ROTARY eCLUBS IN THE PILOT? <ul><li>14 Rotary eClubs world-wide is considered a practical and manageable sample size for the pilot project. </li></ul><ul><li>RI is monitoring each Rotary eClub for performance and productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>PP Chris Joscelyne of Rotary eClub One is acting as mentor and liaison for the 14 Rotary eClubs until conclusion of the pilot project. </li></ul><ul><li>The 2010 Council On Legislation will decide the future of the 14 Rotary eClubs. </li></ul>