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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...

Training Information

2016-17 DISTRICT TRAINING SCHEDULE


Through training, Rotarians can learn about Rotary and prepare for their leadership roles in order to accomplish much "Service above Self"

Training for club leaders and members consists of many events at both the CLUB LEADER and DISTRICT LEADER levels.


 Click here for information from the Rotary International website pages on CLUB LEADER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES.

 

  • District Leadership Academy (DLA)     DLA Nomination Form
    DLA is designed to provide intensive training for Rotarians who are thought to have high potential for future leadership positions within the District. Prospective members are nominated by clubs and a selection committee selects the new students for each training year.  This is a premier program that has been in place for decades and is hightly recognized by other Rotary Districts. Click on the underlined link above to learn more about the District Leadership Academy.
 
  • Grants Training    Club Qualification Plan                                                           Grants training will be held immediately following PETS Orientation. Attendance is required by at least 2 club members to be eligible to receive a district or global grant. Club members may attend two different years. 
     
  • Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Orientation
    PETS (Presidents-elect Training Seminar. This half-day of training is the initial training step as the District prepares the PEs for their year as presidents. Assistant Governors are expected to attend. All PEs and AGs are asked to register for PETS as soon as possible. 
      
  • Presidents-Elect Mid-South Training Seminar (PETS)
    Prepares presidents-elect of the District 6780 Rotary clubs for their term. In recent years it has been held during March in Nashville, Tenn., and is jointly held with other districts in the Mid South. PE attendance is mandatory. Click on the underlined link above for more information about the PETS seminar. 
     
  • District Team Training Seminar (DTTS) 
    District 6780 to train PE’s, AG’s and District Committee Chairs meet for leadership training in advance of the District Assembly.  The 2017 meeting will be held on Saturday, February 4th in Crossville at Stone Memorial High School, and attendance is by invitation only. 
     
  • District Training Assembly (DTA)
    Prepares incoming club leaders and other interested Rotarians for the Rotary year ahead. Clubs can select Rotarians to attend; the target group is the incoming officers, committee chairs, District Officers, and Assistant Governors. Each person attending DTA must register on Dacdb. Find the Calendar tab, locate the event, and click on Register Now. Electronic devices are a must to bring with you in order to get the most out of your training session. The 2017 DTA will be held May 20th at Stone Memorial High School in Cookeville. Opening session starts at 8am CST.
     

 
  • Assistant Governor's Institute
    Trains incoming and current assistant governors in technique with trainers from multiple districts with our Zone. This one day training outlines required reports for the next Rotary year. It generally is held one day before the PETS seminar at the same location. 
     
  • August Membership Seminars
    Prepares club and district leaders along wit Interest Rotarians to support membership activities at the club and district levels.
     
  • August Foundation Seminars
    Educates all Rotarians on ways to motivate fellow Rotarians to support and participate in Foundation program

   Rotary Leadership Training to improve Rotary knowledge and leadership skills for future        leaders of our rotary clubs. This is a great opportunity for clubs to groom their future            leaders for committee chairs, secretary and president.


 

Click here for information from the Rotary International website pages on DISTRICT LEADER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES.

  • Zone-Level Governors-Elect and Governors-Nominee Training Seminars (GETS/GNTS) 
    Offers incoming RI district governors training on virtually every aspect of successful district-level Rotary leadership at the Zone level during the month of September at a revolving site within the Zone.
     
  • Zone-Level Rotary Foundation Seminars 
    Motivates Rotarian leaders to support and participate in Foundation programs and provides the latest information on Foundation programs and policies.
     
  • Zone 30-31 Institute:
    Brings current and past RI officers up to date on the latest Rotary developments, including RI policies and programs, and provides a forum for suggestions and ideas. The 2016 Zone Institute will be held in Cincinnati this year, October 13-16.
     
  • Zone-Level District Trainer Programs 
    Prepares and instructs district trainers in conjunction with Rotary Institutes.
     
  • Zone-Level Membership Seminars 
    Trains district leaders on ways to support club- and district-level membership development.