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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.

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How to Start and Sustain Rotaract & Interact Clubs

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