Rotaract 2012: Starting and Sustaining a Rotaract Club

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Presentation by Rotaractors Mitty Chang (USA) and Anita Chan (Hong Kong) from a workshop at the 2012 Rotaract Preconvention Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

Rotaract 2012: Starting and Sustaining a Rotaract Club

  1. 1. STARTING & SUSTAININGA ROTARACT CLUBMitty Chang, Rotaractor USA | Anita Chan, Rotaractor Hong Kong
  2. 2. Mitty Chang - California, USACharter President, Rotaract Club of University of California, Davis (District 5160)Charter President, Rotaract Club of Greater Fremont (District 5170)Past District Rotaract Representative (District 5160)Big West Rotaract Conference Chair 2011Past Interactor, District 5170Anita Chan - Hong KongImmediate Past District Rotaract RepresentativeRID3450 (Hong Kong, Macao & Mongolia)APRRC 2012 Standing Committee ChairPast President, Rotaract Club of VictoriaJoined Rotaract from RYLA in Rotary Year 2007/2008
  3. 3. GOALS & GROUNDRULES1. What is Rotaract?2. Starting a Club3. Rotaract Elevator Pitch4. Growing & Sustaining Your Club5. Common Hurdles6. Questions & Answers
  4. 4. GOALS & GROUNDRULES 1. End on Time 2. Agree to Our Roles 3. Take Notes, Listen Actively 4. Ask Questions 5. Take Action
  5. 5. WHAT IS ROTARACT?
  6. 6. WHAT IS ROTARACT? ROTARY IN ACTION AGES 18 TO 30 SERVICE NETWORKING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUN AND FELLOWSHIP
  7. 7. WHAT GOES INTOSTARTING A CLUB?
  8. 8. Rotaract Club Organization List Please type or print clearly Rotaract Club of District Mailing address of Rotaract club City Country Postal Code $50 USD + A SPONSORING Phone number E-mail Fax number Web address ROTARY CLUB (SIGNATURE OF Sponsoring Rotary club(s) ROTARY PRESIDENT) + This list constitutes official notification to Rotary International of the organization of a Rotaract club. ROTARACT PRESIDENT 1. Print or type the name of each charter member, including age, gender, and mailing address. 2. Obtain required signatures on the back page. 3. Keep a copy for your files, and send the original organization list to your district governor and a copy to your district Rotaract representative. SIGNATURE + ADOPTING THE 4. Ask the district governor to sign the form, and send the original to the RI international office serving your area and a copy to your club. The district governor should also send copies of the signed Rotaract Club Organization List to the district Rotaract committee chair and the district Rotaract representative. 5. Please submit payment for the RI Rotaract club organization fee to the RI international office or fiscal agentSTANDARD CLUB CONSTITUTION nearest you, in check or money order equivalent to US$50 and payable to “Rotary International.” A copy of this payment must be attached to the Rotaract club organization list.+ THE CHARTER FORM YOU SEE Name Age Gender Address (Pres.) (V.P.) TO THE RIGHT (Sec’y.) (Treas.) (Dir.) (Dir.) The RI Board recommends, but does not mandate, a minimum of 15 charter members who are between the ages of 18 and 30. Rotaract Handbook 31
  9. 9. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU NEED TO CHARTER? I HEARD THE MINIMUM WAS 15...
  10. 10. WHERE DO YOU RECRUIT? HOW DO I GET FOLKS?!
  11. 11. THE ROTARACTTHIS IS HOW YOU RECRUIT IN 30 SECONDSELEVATOR PITCH
  12. 12. GROWING & SUSTAINING YOUR CLUB OKAY, I HAVE A CLUB ALREADY. JUST TELL ME HOW TO GROW IT, WILL YA?
  13. 13. GROWING & SUSTAINING YOUR CLUB- CREATE FUN through fellowships and activities!- Build sense of COMMUNITY with members- CONSTANTLY RECRUIT new members from club activities and recruiting events- TACKLE the aging problem- ENCOURAGE members to join District functions- COLLABORATE with other Rotaract, Rotary, and Interact clubs!- HAVE FUN doing everything!
  14. 14. GROWING & SUSTAINING YOUR CLUB- Door Greeters - Actively participate on the- Sign-in table (collect information!) Rotary/Rotaract district level- Look organized! Powerpoint/Agenda/Time Limits - Leadership Development- Icebreakers & Interactive Activities Fund (LDF)- Send out newsletters - Members only events- Cater to your members - Recruiting Recognition- Buddy or Sponsor+Sponsoree Programs - Points system- Family System (for larger clubs)- SEPARATE club planning meetings for officers- Interact with Rotary as often as possible!
  15. 15. SOME COMMON HURDLES
  16. 16. WELL, HOW BIG IS YOUR CLUB? HOW OFTEN DO YOU MEET?
  17. 17. HOW DO I FIND EVENTS?AND HOW DO I GET PEOPLE TO ATTEND THEM?
  18. 18. HOW DO I GET PEOPLE TOCOME TO MY MEETINGS?THEY ONLY COME FOR ONE..OR TWO... :[
  19. 19. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS & QUESTIONS
  20. 20. AREN’T YOU IN INTERACT? HOW IS HIGH SCHOOL GOING?
  21. 21. AGES 18 TO 30?!I THOUGHT IT WAS FOR COLLEGE ONLY.
  22. 22. WHY NOT JUST JOIN ROTARY?
  23. 23. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS LET’S CHAT. Mitty Chang Anita Chanmitty@mightymitty.com chananita0524@gmail.com @mittychang facebook.com/chansiubak THANK YOU! :)

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