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Rotary District 5420 has taken a stand for
Membership Retention and positioned itself for significant growth. The two
recent District Membership Seminars helped create awareness and equipped Club
Leaders with tools and skills to make this a proposition of results, not just
The challenge to see the "rubber meet
the road" comes in the doing - by Membership Committees and Rotary
Members. Your District Membership Leadership is committed and earnestly asks
your response to the call for action. It is with excitement and great anticipation
that by applying the methods covered in the Seminars, I have submitted
applications for ten (10) prospective members for my club during the last
month. So to leadership and members, I ask: "Will you please do
Suggestions for your immediate review and
Believe in the need and in the process provided for making
Doubt no more; there are many people who want to be part of
Prospects just need to be invited.
There are no hiding places. We have no
excuses. Again I promise you will have exciting, positive results if you will
put me to the test and apply the simple Personal Daily Membership Strategy.
AG's and Club Leaders, prove to members there is a Santa Claus; extend yourself
and make it happen.
My Christmas Greeting to all of you is my
latest expression of what I feel this whole experience is all about. In
"Live the Songs of Christmas" (see this beautiful Christmas song on
the district blog). Here's wishing you have
your very best Christmas ever.
By Jana Scott and Brian
Farr, Rotary Peace Fellows
One of greatest powers to
bring people together is that which is shared in common.
In every faith tradition
and in the writings of great thinkers, we find the concept of the Golden Rule
or some form of it.Here are a few
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct…
loving-kindness. Do not do to others what you do not want done to
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.- Christianity
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.- Judaism Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what
you wish for yourself.- Islam Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your
neighbour’s loss as your own loss.- Taoism The Golden Rule is part of
District 5420’s Peace Project that will be presented at Rotary International’s
Peace Forum in Hawaii.Interact clubs
are encouraged to do Golden Rule projects, and Rotary Youth Peace Ambassadors
have been selected to help encourage youth projects in their schools and
communities and to help with the presentation in Hawaii in late January.
Though seemingly simple,
the Golden Rule has profound effect when lived.Relationships are changed, communities are better, lives are enriched,
societies are stronger.
Living the Golden Rule
requires deliberate action.It is a
choice which requires effort, often refined throughout a lifetime.This principle of peace, which comes
naturally to Rotarians, is one element of contributing to more peaceable
communities, and it lifts all involved.
This holiday season and new
year, find ways to implement it more fully in your own life and encourage
others.We’ll include ideas for Interact
projects in future newsletters.
The Rotary Club of Park City
serves a relatively small residential community.The majority of the population of Summit
County resides in Park City and the surrounding unincorporated area commonly
referred to as the Snyderville Basin. The population of the Snyderville Basin
area has been estimated at 16,000 people, with an additional 7,558 residents
living in Park City proper.
In the Greater Park City area
there is one non-profit public radio station (KPCW 91.9 FM), one bi-weekly
newspaper (The Park Record), and one FCC licensed television station (PCTV –
Park City Television).The Club
continues to make sure there is a representative of each of these organizations
as Club members.Currently the KPCW
General Manager, The Park Record Publisher, and the PCTV Owner are all members
of the Club.
By having representative of the
local media in the Club they are knowledgeable of the Club’s activities and
constantly help promote Rotary Club events and other activities Club members
Following is a short list of
other ideas to assist Rotary Club’s in their PR efforts:
Partner with other Clubs
in your area to create a challenge that financially benefits a local
non-profit.The Sunrise Rotary Club
and the Rotary Club of Park City created a “Club Challenge” to assist the
local radio station, KPCW, with their on-air fundraising campaign.The on-air time provided a great
opportunity to talk about Rotary in general and the community service the
local Clubs provide.
Work with other
non-profits in your community to assist them with their projects.Again, both local Clubs provided
volunteers for a Middle School Program, Reality Town.Giving young residents experience in
balancing a check book and making life choices to do so.This outreach provided a one-on-one
opportunity to exposure Rotary service to students and facility.
The Club’s largest
fundraiser, “Miners Day”, occurs on Labor Day.All funds raised on this day go towards
a grant program for local non-profits.The Club organizes all the community activities associated with
this celebration.The “Running of
the Balls” is a fundraiser prior to the Parade (people purchase numbered
golf balls that are sent down Main Street with prizes going to the winning
balls), and a multitude of activates in City Park for resident of all
ages.To ensure community
awareness, pre-event media interviews allowed the Club to talk about
Rotary and the goals of the Club.Again, having representatives of the local media in the Club was
instrumental in getting the service message out to community residents.In addition, promotional materials
(flyers/posters), banners in the parade, and signage in City Park included
the Club logo in prominent positions.
Project partnerships have
broadened the Club’s exposure, and increased opportunities to provide community
Here are more PR
tips for the holiday season when your local media will be looking for stories
of service to the community.Be sure to
share your club’s holiday service projects with your local media outlets.Whether your club is collecting winter
clothing, shoes or money for those in need or just spreading goodwill and
cheer, make sure to get the word out about how Rotary is making a difference in
your community and don’t forget to tell RI, too, by sending your write-up to firstname.lastname@example.org.
is Rotary Awareness Month it’s a great time to reflect on what it means to be a
Rotarian.Rotary’s strength for
worldwide good is in its 34,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas,
so this is the time to make sure your community knows who you are and what you
do.Consider these activities for Rotary
·Place a localized
Facebook advertisement to promote an upcoming event or service project.
non-Rotarian friend or colleague to attend your next service project or social
·Partner with your
local Rotaract or Interact club for a joint service project, social event or
fundraiser in fundraiser in order to make Rotary more visible in your
·Share why you are
a Rotarian through your Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin social network.
·Get to know young
professionals in your club or community.Listen to their ideas and ask them to share their thoughts about how our
club can attract more young professionals.
Celebrate a Rotary Day on February 23 when RI will celebrate 108 years of making a
difference in the world.Every club is
encouraged to plan an activity or event on or around that day, especially to
promote the End Polio Now campaign.
But, any day can
be a Rotary Day in your community!Focus
on service and spread the message about
what Rotary is . . . and does in your community, the state, the nation or the