How We Commit
Each member commits to attending at least 60% of our meetings. All of our meetings are held virtually which means you can participate anywhere with an internet connection. We have two online meetings per month that have topics such as leadership, professional development skills, humanitarian efforts, causes we care about, as well as innovation through the Rotary community. Most of the time, our meetings are in a newsletter format where we share updates from the President, committee updates, a program, a Rotary update, and any closing announcements. The program is usually an interesting TEDTalk or other speaker or an article that our members share thoughts on. The second meeting is either online as a social or some form of video call. We are constantly trying to improve and evolve, so depending on how our membership is best engaging, we will use a combination of video calls and newsletter formatted meetings.
We also connect regularly through our Facebook Group. We regularly post updates and engage with members in this group and through Facebook Messenger, so as of now, being on Facebook is a requirement for this group. We check-in weekly through a post and share updates on our week and what’s been happening in our lives. It’s a great way to stay connected, even though life can get pretty busy.
It is not a requirement, but it is highly suggested that our members speak English due to our club hosting many online calls. We want all of our members to feel engaged, and without being able to engage on calls, it can be hard to feel as connected.
We also have 3 committees that our members can join – Service, Fellowship, or Development. These committees meet at least once per month to plan activities for the club or strategize ways to improve the club, keep members happy and engaged, and recruit new members.
The service committee plans at least 2 feature projects throughout the year. They also encourage members to volunteer locally in their community, ideally with local not-for-profits or with their local Rotary, Rotaract or Interact clubs.
The fellowship committee plans monthly social activities for members. This could be through book club, documentary screenings, discussions, virtual coffee hangout, etc. They also welcome new members and try and keep our members engaged and happy.
The development committee manages our online presence, secures speakers for monthly meetings, updates the member dashboard, monitors our online forums, and manages all the administrative aspects of the club.
We also encourage our members to attend district level, national, and global Rotary/Rotaract conferences. Through Rotaract, there are many opportunities to attend these types of conferences at a discounted rate. When needed, our sponsor club also offers some additional financial support to help our members attend some of these exciting opportunities. Check out a few conference we hope to have some of our members attend in 2018!