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At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects

Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.

Convention: Southern hospitality

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Member spotlight: The power of the press

When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...

Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman

Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...

Club Visioning

Welcome to the Rotary District 6780 Vision Facilitation web page!

View Dick Hinton's video on the Club Visioning process. Then read Dick's welcome and continue down the page for the documents listed that will get you started with this exciting process.

PDFs and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files are provided below for:

  • Overview
  • FAQs
  • Pre-Vision Session
    Club Profile
  • Facilitation Room
    Set-Up
  • Tools to be Used
    after Visioning Event

Dick Hinton

For additional information:

Dick Hinton, Chair
Vision Facilitation for District 6780

Email: dickhinton@comcast.net

Phone: 865-804-9007

See photos of clubs in action doing Club Visioning

A Club Vision Facilitation is a four-hour evening session (often conducted from 5-9 pm on a weekday evening) that assists key leaders and interested members 
of a Rotary club in achieving continuity, consistency and consensus.

It provides the basis for your Strategic Plan.


The facilitation session is intended for all interested Rotarians in your club-from your newest members to your most tenured. The breadth and depth of the facilitation exercise is optimized when club leaders (past, present and future) and member opinion leaders participate.

Our District 6780 Vision Facilitation Team typically commits approximately 25 hours of volunteer time to each event and therefore expects:

1. Attendance at the event by present board members, the current president, president-elect, president-elect nominee, immediate past-president, and two other past-presidents. Their collective involvement is essential.

2. Participants to commit to the entire 4-hour session. 

3. The number of Rotarians committed to a session will be no less than 12 for smaller clubs but no more than 30 (to maintain the time schedule and allow fair and full input from all present). 
For clubs over 40 members, our team expects attendance to be between 20 and 35. For clubs over 80, we expect 30 members in attendance. 

NOTE: Given that the Facilitation Team is volunteering their time and traveling to visit your club, the Team has the latitude to reschedule should the above criteria not be met. 

Each club requesting a Vision Facilitation will designate a "Coordinator" who will work with me to provide all the information and direction individual Rotarians will need in preparation for the session.

During the Vision Facilitation session, the team of Rotary Facilitators will lead a process consisting of an overview presentation, a writing exercise, data collection, consensus voting and summary and action plan development.

There are at least three measures of success for clubs that complete a Vision Facilitation:

1. An immediate measure of progress will be the members' pledge and willingness to move the planning processes from a nice-to-do concept to meaningful growth programs for the club, its members, and its community.

2. The second is that the output from this session is woven into the annual plans of the incoming and succeeding Presidents. It will be reflected in the continuity and consistency of programming and leadership in your Club.

3. Finally, the long-term mark of accomplishment will be at the end of five years when your club advances from where it is to where it wants to be.

Just contact me if you're interested in scheduling a Vision Facilitation for your club.

 – Dick Hinton, District 6780 Vision Facilitation Chair

The documents that support this process are linked below in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint formats. In addition, each document also is provided as a PDF that can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please contact Dick Hinton (email and phone at the top of the page) for more information.

 

Microsoft PDF
• Overview (Word)

• FAQs (Word)

• Pre-Vision Session Club Profile (Word)

• Facilitation Room Set-Up (Word)

• Tools to be Used after Visioning Event
   -- Wall sheet summary template (Excel)
   -- Presentation of results (Powerpoint)

• Overview

• FAQs

• Pre-Vision Session Club Profile

• Facilitation Room Set-Up

• Tools to be Used after Visioning Event
   -- Wall sheet summary template (Excel)
   -- Presentation of results (Powerpoint)