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Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure

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

The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...

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...

RI Strategic Plan

 

 

 

District Strategic Plan

Visioning Statement

The purpose of District 6780 is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.  Rotary is an organization whose worth and purpose lies in future activities and the promotion of its ideals.  These ideals are based on the fundamentals of Rotary and continual input of its members.  Through District and Club visioning events, each segment of the organization will establish the future direction and goals such as:

  • Expansion of our membership in numbers and diversity
  • Promotion of Youth Service to insure future growth and develop future leaders and good citizens
  • Increase member participation in club, district and global projects and humanitarian service
  • Live by the idea of service above self and giving back to the community to make a better world
  • Improve fund raising efforts and contributions to support projects and the Foundation
  • Tell our Rotary story to the community



Specific Goals to Accomplish the Vision of District 6780 in consensus with Rotary International’s Strategic Plan

 

Support and strengthen the District

 

  1. Add 2 new clubs with a non-typical format of meetings
  2. Give a special award to clubs who have shown excellence in all Five Avenues of Service at the District Conference
  3. Develop a targeted demonstration program (Action Team) to assist clubs in increasing membership
  4. Strive for every club to be represented at all District Training events
  5. Continue District Leadership Academy by recruiting actively and having 100 graduates over 3 years
  6. Promotion of clubs participation in common/join service projects
  7. Develop a training session for new presidents at Pre-Pets instructing on how to start new clubs or different types of clubs

 

Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service in the District

 

  1. Prepare clubs for post-polio eradication
  2. Give awards to clubs for youth engagement
  3. Support Interact Clubs and RYLA participation
  4. Have at least 1 Global Grant where District 6780 is the host
  5. 100% club participation in World Rotary Day
  6. Train clubs in “sustainability” best practices
  7. Create a menu of best service projects for clubs as a resource
  8. 100% participation by clubs in “community service project day”

 

Enhance our Public Image and Awareness in the Districts

 

  1. Successfully utilize popular social media outlets to engage and attract members
  2. Recommend clubs have signature service projects recognized in their area
  3. Develop a one page description of what Rotary District 6780 is all about
  4. Celebrate District 6780’s 100th Anniversary and the Rotary Foundation’s 100 anniversary
  5. Recommend every club enhance their local media awareness of Rotary
  6. Develop a template for clubs to use for media outlets
  7. Promote use of District Grants for Public Relations
  8. Strive for every club’s recognition in local media for a service project on World Rotary Day
  9. Celebrate Polio Eradication with 4 public events