Rotary is designed with 5 Avenues of Service. Committees fall under each Avenue, and we invite you to stroll thru all the service opportunities with us. This is really where the life long friendships are formed… in service.
This first Avenue of Service assures the club functions at the regular weekly club meetings. Positions include: Greeters, who will warmly offer a hello as members and visitors arrive and get their badges; Sargent at Arms, who prepare the room with polio-prevention collection jars and assist during rotation announcements; and volunteers who provide an invocation, take notes, and lead songs. The Club counts on the members to sign up for these positions weekly.
The Program Committee coordinates the wide variety of speakers at each weekly meeting, which are guided by the 6 Area of Focus. The Club is always looking for those who have an interest in coordinating socials. These are gatherings of members outside of service projects. Normally held in member’s homes.
The Membership Committee helps the recruitment of new members, as well as the retention and participation of current members. Membership also has a CARE position who will send out cards, give a call, arrange a meal, etc.
The Public Relations committee coordinates all PR, advertising, and communication of the club internally and externally. Duties include the promotion of events, issuance of press-releases, purchase of advertising, maintenance of the website and Facebook pages, and initiates all efforts to communicate the Club’s events and ideals to a wider audience.
Membership and PR committees meet monthly.
This avenue of service includes our Scholarship, Scholar Athlete Banquet, and partnership with South School. These committees allow Rotarians to share their professions with students as well as give rise to new professionals through recognition and financial aid awards. Each is unique and you can see a more in-depth explanation here.
International service committees align themselves with the ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, ZONE, DISTRICT, and then CLUB levels of the Rotary organization. The Foundation Committee is a perfect fit if this is your interest, helping to raise money and execute projects with a local and international reach. The Rotary International Foundation has many facets too numerous to mention here; get in touch with the Foundation Chair to get started. For additional information see Rotary International News.
You are welcome to join a discussion group at the Rotary International Website to find people from all over the world who may have an interest in anything from travel to coffee to chess. Ultimately, you can connect with a 1.2 million like-minded service-oriented individuals, all working to eradicate polio around the globe and use the areas of focus to guide their service.
The Club has a strong focus on Community Service (see Project and Events) Our Signature Events have separate committees with a chairman who will customarily serve one year terms, while training their co-chairs for the following year. These event committees bring innovative ideas to meetings as needed called by the chairs. They plan all aspects of each event, and report to the larger club with results of their event successes.
Rotarians are leaders, who exchange ideas and then take action. However, the real treasure are the relationships gained through working together on fund-raising committees (ex. Oktoberfest, Valentines or Bass Tourney) or fund-giving committees (ex. Scholarship or Student Athlete banquet).