Rotaract St Andrews Club Overview Sept '13

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A brief club presentation to get new members up to speed on club activities

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  • Rotary ambassadorial scholars
  • My initial vision: 16,000 residents, 8,000 students; lack of communication - inherent tensions
    Rotary: more conservative in approach - given past experiences
    Rotary - founded 1928, club with a rich tradition rooted within the local community
  • Get people’s interest
    Decline of Rotaract as a brand as well as organization
    Reflected in membership: Mostly attracted Germans, E Europeans and North Americans
    Rotary - very generous starting fund
  • Rotary - active and well known within the local community
    Initial purpose - raise our status & raise money
  • Memorial Race
  • Rotary golf tournament; Dunhill Links Championship
    Christmas Card sale
    Visits & outings to old people homes
  • 1-2 wine & cheese/semester
    Formal meetings, dinner/work meetings; informal meetings
  • £ raised ? for Mary’s Meals over the year and by individual participants
  • Stirling bull sales, farm visits! Falkland, etc
  • Two main goals
  • Rotaract St Andrews Club Overview Sept '13

    1. 1. Welcome!
    2. 2. Context • Charted in May 2011 • Started operating in September 2011 Third attempt to start a Rotaract Club in St Andrews
    3. 3. Purpose • Bridge between local community and students Help Rotary with own events Offer membership continuity for overseas Rotaractors Create an alternative platform for action Socialize and raise money for charity
    4. 4. Difficulties •Competition 130+ societies 60+ sports clubs • Lack of affiliation with the Student Union • Decline of Rotaract in the UK
    5. 5. Activities Rotary Events Christmas Fayre
    6. 6. Chariots of Fire Beach Race
    7. 7. Variety Spectacular
    8. 8. Mile of Pennies
    9. 9. Rotaract Events Wine & Cheese Receptions • Attract new members • Fundraising • Presentations • Networking with Rotary members
    10. 10. Charities Campaign Summer Fayre
    11. 11. Ben Nevis Hike
    12. 12. Trips around Scotland with Rotary members
    13. 13. Plans for the the upcoming Year... Start community oriented projects Continue to grow our membership organically The rest is up to YOU
    14. 14. More info: RotaractStAndrews.co.uk facebook.com/RotaractStAndrews slideshare.net/ioanid1/rotaract-sept13
    15. 15. Questions/Comments?
    16. 16. Thank you!

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