• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 1/22/2015
  • Rotary Year: 2014-2015
  • Award Category: Club Social Media
  • Club NameWarren County
  • Member First NameGeorge Karnes, President
  • Address: 
    PO Box 702
    Front Royal , VA 22630
    United States View on Map
  • Email: george.karnes@yahoo.com
  • Brief Description: 
    The Facebook site for the Rotary Club of Linden is www.facebook.com/lindenrotaryclub. We have uploaded in excess of 250 posts between March 14, 2014 and January 19, 2015 and our highest reach was achieved on December 3, 2104 with 1,127. For the week of January 13, 2015 to January 19, 2015 our total reach was 773. Our page is listed as a public page for the purpose of spreading our club and Rotary’s message to a much larger group. Additionally, 23 of our 45 club members ‘Like’ the RCL Facebook page and those members then share the club page Posts significantly expanding our total audience. The page is used for sharing information about club projects, club meetings and speakers and club events and the activity of our sponsored Interact clubs. We also share information from other Rotary clubs in the District. Rotary International educational and promotional material is also shared to educate our members and the general public on the work and success of Rotary throughout the world.
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    Club members provide information to the Facebook editor for review and posting. Pictures, articles and shared Facebook entries from other members and partners are forwarded for sharing with a larger audience. We post activities of our two (2) sponsored Interact clubs either from their own Facebook page or from information provided by the club/school sponsors. Many of the pictures and text information posted on our Facebook page are also posted on our weekly electronic and printed newsletter allowing members not on Facebook to get the information. 23 of the club’s 45 members (51%) directly ‘Like’ the club page.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    The club’s Facebook page provides benefits to our club members, family, friends, partners and the general public. We showcase our club meetings, our community and global projects, our Interact clubs and information about Rotary’s programs and projects, especially Polio Eradication, Shelter Box and Stop Hunger Now. We publish information on Peace Fellowships and pictures and stories on our International partners and projects in Bangladesh, Ghana, Liberia and Brazil. We showcase our members, tell their stories and show the world that we are serious about Rotary’s mission but we support each other and have fun while doing it.

    All of this is focused on spreading the message of Rotary to our local community and our world community, as our ‘Liked-members’ range throughout our District, Zone 33 & 34 and the world. We routinely use the page to solicit interest in Rotary and our club asking those interested in learning more about Rotary to attend our meetings and/or to contact us by email.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    Screen shots of our Facebook page providing samples of our posts.

    File name: RCL-Best Social Media Award Facebook examples RY2014-2015-REVISED.pdf
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    RCL-Best Social Media Award Facebook examples RY2014-2015-REVISED.pdf