Rotary District
5610 Bulletin
 
August 2019

August is Membership and New Club Development 

As I have visited clubs and met with club leadership, I have learned that membership is of prime concern.  A cursory glance at the comments on the short survey given at each club illustrates that club members share their leadership's concerns.

Rotary International is encouraging clubs to be innovative in addressing membership strategies.  They recognize at least seven different types of clubs: traditional clubs, satellites, e-clubs, passport clubs, corporate clubs, cause-based clubs, and Rotaract clubs.  RI is encouraging clubs to innovate in developing more club formats as well as more membership types.

Rotary Basics Explained in Booklet

Do you have questions about Rotary?   Here is a great booklet on the basics of Rotary from Rotary International that you can now find on the District website in the "News/Download" section. You can also download your copy by simply CLICKING HERE or on the image below.  Use this resource to educate your new members, refresh long time Rotarians or use it to design programs for your meetings. Download your copy today to learn more about the structure of Rotary, the organization's values, Rotary's youth programs, the Rotary Foundation, and more!

Vermillion Rotary Duck Race Raises Money for Community Center

On June 14, the Vermillion Rotary Club held the Vermillion Rotary Duck Race at the Prentis Plunge Aquatics Center in Prentis Park, Vermillion.  This fundraising event served to not only provide a fun community event, but also to raise funds for the New Community Connections Center. The club plans to use this annual event as a fundraiser for worthy community projects and as a signal to the start of summer in Vermillion.

Rushmore Rotary People in Action

Rushmore Rotary received front page news for the 30th Annual Golf Tournament hosted by the Rushmore Rotary Club to benefit the Children's Home Society Child Advocacy Center.  Attached is a link to the article by the Rapid City Journal.

Requesting New and Used Wheelchairs to Provide Individuals with Mobility Worldwide

World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 70,000,000 million people worldwide need wheelchairs and only 15% have them.  That means 59,500,000 people need wheelchairs worldwide.

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