Leadership & Service Plan

Owner: District Governor
 

ROTARY DISTRICT 7570 - Leadership & Service Plan - 2020-2021
(guided by Rotary’s Strategic Priorities and Objectives)

 
INCREASE OUR IMPACT
 
Foundation
  • Request that every Club host a single or multi-club, community-wide event in October 2020 to recognize World Polio Day and raise funds for PolioPlus (End Polio Now).
 
  • Donate 20% of District DDF to PolioPlus.  Request that every Club donate or raise a minimum of $40 per capita or $1500 per Club minimum toward PolioPlus.
 
  • Achieve $175 per capita for Annual Fund-SHARE to support “Our Foundation” and create future DDF for District and Club programs and grants.
 
  • Support District Rotary Foundation subcommittees -- Annual Giving, Paul Harris Society, and Planned Giving -- in informing Rotarians of giving opportunities and maximizing total giving in 2020-21.
 
  • Honor our District Rotary Foundation achievements and donors at a Foundation Celebration Banquet to be held December 7, 2020, at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA.
 
Service - Community & Global
  • Encourage Clubs to focus on programs that energize club members, meet community needs, provide sustainable results, and build “social capital” in terms of relationships and partnerships.
 
  • Continue Club and District support of ongoing and new programs as opportunities for service and fundraising, including:  Hunger Initiative, CART, Wheelchair Project, Caribbean Partnership, HANWASH (Haiti), and others.
 
  • Encourage Clubs to apply for District and/or Collaborative Grants to support community projects.  Consider partnerships with other service organizations, non-profits, churches, and businesses.
 
  • Strongly encourage Clubs to define and measure their service impact by entering goals, service projects, and measurable achievements in Rotary Club Central.
 
  • Increase Clubs’ participation and collaboration in Global Grant projects.
 
Youth Programs
  • Interact - increase District funding, involvement at District Conference, and engagement with Rotary Clubs.
 
  • International Youth Exchange - increase awareness of exchange opportunities and participation of Interactors and other high school students.
 
  • RYLA - examine new options for expanding and improving this event.  Coordinate efforts with District Interact and Youth Exchange Committees when planning for the future.
 
EXPAND OUR REACH
 
Membership
  • Encourage Clubs to select new members carefully.  Make sure that they are a good fit with the Club and that the Club meets their expectations.  Engage, educate, and take care of new members.
 
  • Assist Clubs in their efforts to grow and diversify their membership.  Encourage the use of new, flexible membership options for bringing people together for fellowship and service.
 
  • Actively work to create new and innovative club models, such as Satellite Clubs and Community-Based Rotaract Clubs.
 
  • Hold a District Membership Retreat on October 10, 2020, at the Higher Education Center in Roanoke, VA.
 
Public Image
  • Remind all Rotarians that the enhancement of our brand and public image begins with the individual.
 
  • Encourage all Clubs to maintain a Club website and/or social media presence.  Club websites and social media should be updated every one-to-two weeks.
 
  • Encourage Clubs to utilize the expertise of the District Public Image Committee for assistance with websites, social media, event publicity, and telling their Rotary Story.
 
  • Utilize the October 2020 club-sponsored, community-wide PolioPlus events to increase awareness of Rotary’s establishment of PolioPlus and status as a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Tell the story of Rotary’s polio eradication efforts.  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/ending-polio
 
ENHANCE PARTICIPANT ENGAGEMENT
 
Engagement
  • Encourage Clubs to engage their members and make choices that are participant-centered.
 
  • Work with the District Rotaract Committee to identify how we can better support and engage Rotaractors.
 
  • Encourage partnerships among Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, and Interact Clubs.
 
Leadership and Training
  • Encourage all Rotarians to expand their knowledge and understanding of Rotary and take advantage of leadership development opportunities at Rotary Leadership Institutes (RLI), Club Team Training (CTT), District Conference, and Rotary International Convention.
 
  • Provide training for District leadership that is relevant to their roles and “Leading Volunteers” (DTTS).  Provide a separate day of training exclusively for Area Governors (DTTS).
 
  • Provide training for Foundation and Membership Advocates at Club Team Training (CTT).
 
  • Increase the use of webinars and online resources for Club and District training.
 
  • Provide leadership development opportunities for Interactors and Rotaractors. 
 
  • Increase District funding and training opportunities (both RI and District) for Rotaractors.  Include the District Rotaract Representative in the District Team Training Seminar (DTTS).
 
INCREASE OUR ABILITY TO ADAPT
 
  • Encourage Clubs to embrace innovation and change and not be afraid to take risks.
 
  • Strongly encourage Clubs to have at least one Strategic Planning meeting each year, asking the following questions:  (1)  What should our Club be like in five years and what steps should we take to help achieve that vision?  (2)  What value do we bring to our members?
 
  • Develop a new, 3-year District Strategic Plan (2020-2023) using “Rotary’s Strategic Priorities and Objectives” as a framework.  (District Strategic Planning Committee)