• Winner: Second Place
  • Date: 1/30/2018
  • Rotary Year: 2017-2018
  • Award Category: Club Bulletin
  • Club NameKingsport
  • Member First NamePam Rehart
  • Address: 
    1101 Wiembley Drive
    Kingsport, TN 37664
    United States View on Map
  • Email: pam.rehart@retirewithicm.com
  • Brief Description: 
    The Rotary Club of Kingsport sends our newsletter, COGs, to club members every week. The newsletter is sent via PMail to members who have provided email addresses and is mailed to those members without access to the digital version. The newsletter provides information about the speaker and program for the upcoming week as well as a summary of the meeting and program from the previous week. The newsletter is also used to update members on club projects, member news, new members, district (and beyond!) events, etc. Additionally, an article or content from Rotary Voices or Rotary International is included in the newsletter to reinforce the global impact and reach that Rotary has. Member birthdays & anniversaries and club anniversaries are published, along with information about make-up procedures and club and district leadership contact information. We added a monthly club calendar so members are aware of club events. The portion of the newsletter that identifies the upcoming program and speaker is also posted on our club's Facebook page each week.
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    Three members currently serve as part of our club's Public Relations Committee and rotate preparation of COGs:
    1) Pam Rehart - Editor
    2) Lynn Tully
    3) Deborah Mullins

    Based on tracking #s from the PMail system in DACdb, 50-60% of our members read the newsletter each week.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    Our newsletter helps to keep club members involved and up-to-date on club events, programs, speakers, socials, and projects. The newsletter also provides members with the opportunity to see Rotary's impact in a more global perspective that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to see. We have a few older members who are unable to attend meetings regularly and our newsletter keeps them connected with the club.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    Sample newsletter from 1.10.2018
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    COGs 1-10-2018.pdf
  • Additional Materail or Information #2: 
    Sample newsletter from 11.29.2017
  • 2nd Supporting Document:
    COGs 11-29-2017.pdf