Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rotay Showcase - easy tips to help promote

Rotary Showcase allows clubs and districts to boast about the projects undertaken. Rotary Showcase has other benefits which allows countries to experience different project ideas which they could use. Showcase’s Impact Tracker includes information of the number of project volunteers, how long they spent on the project and the worth of the contributions in either cash or kind. Load your project/event via the Internet browser.

Showcase works best with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari - register your project by signing into
Rotary.org. Go to Develop Projects section of the Take Action menu. Rotary Showcase is supported Rotary languages and Google translate. You can include your project and club partners. Video your project or event and load it onto YouTube. Showcase allows you to post up to 20 photos.

Include information about the project, volunteers, the hours spent and the impact that the project had on the community. Other social media to consider is Facebook, Twitter and your district or club blog and website. Tell the world what Rotarians and Rotaractors do – use Rotary Showcase to seek sponsorship – the more the corporates see, the more they would want to be involved.

The value of showcase is shown in diagram below:

Friday, December 12, 2014

23rd February 2015 - mark in your calendar

Whether we call this day Rotary's Birthday, Rotary's Anniversary or Rotary's Celebration, this is a date to put in your diary. We are turning 110!!!

This is a day/week to celebrate in some way, marking 110 years young. Talk to your District Governor or District Governor Elects as they got some great ideas from their training last eek in Wellington. Share the message & start planning for the big day.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Giving Tuesday - 2nd December

Rotary New Zealand is joining with other charitable organisations who are calling on the public to consider those around the world who will benefit from this year’s GIVING TUESDAY - 2 DECEMBER 2014

Rotary will use donations for various outreach activities they are currently supporting including worldwide polio eradication, Ebola health workers in Sierra Leone and Liberia and closer to New Zealand, the Rotary Emergency Response Kit program which has been assisting families in Pacific countries since 1985. They never know when disaster will strike. Often it has happened during the Christmas/New Year season.

What a great way to celebrate that time of year knowing that Giving Tuesday donations were making someone else's days that much better. Donors have already contacted Rotary including some who are giving the equivalent of one Emergency Response Kit as an alternative to sending gifts to their family or clients at Christmas.

Details can be found on Rotary’s website www.rnzwcs.org with links for making donations.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Attention Rotarians in New Zealand.  It is still enough time to register and come to Wellington for the combined Institute/Conference starting Friday.
An excellent programme with over 550 in attendance.
With the support of Clubs in D9940 and the Governor there is going to be posters on  advertising bollards in the week leading up to the #WHYRotary2014 event.  There will be extensive newspaper coverage.  There will be an End Polio light projection on the Michael Fowler Centre.  As well as this, pull up banners will be at the airport to increase the profile of this 'must attend' event.
Register at this web site

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rotary offer options

Kerikeri Rotary have found a innovative way to engage with their community boosting participation in projects that matter.  Have a look at this via: http://www.rotarystories-nzandpacific.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/rotary-offers-options.html  and consider whether this is also an opportunity for you to do something similar.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Which one are you?????

Had to share, as just love it. So which street would you be in?????

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Did you see the advert on Polio?

What are young professionals looking for?

30 Rotary members under the age of 40 gathered in downtown Chicago on 26-27 September to discuss how Rotary can better attract and engage young professionals.

Chris Davidson, member of the Rotary Club of Newport News, Virginia, USA, wrote about his experience at this event recently on Rotary Voices, "Rotary offers so much to young people who have the desire to help others, make connections, and learn servant leadership in a world that desperately needs more of that."

Common themes to emerge from the event included:
- They are looking for a fun, flexible Rotary experience.

- Young professionals are not opposed to joining a club with older members

- Millennials and Gen Y want to do significant acts of service and make a difference in others’ lives.

- Young professionals are appreciative of the business and mentorship opportunities they experience through Rotary but do not feel that these benefits are being marketed effectively to their generation.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Help Celebrate World Polio Day

For all the clubs that have something special planned, please take some high res photos & send to your District's Public Image Chairs, as would love to capture these, showing the world what New Zealand/Pacific Islands are doing.