• Winner: Second Place
  • Date: 1/31/2019
  • Rotary Year: 2018-2019
  • Award Category: Club Bulletin
  • Club NameFront Royal
  • Member First NameJennifer McDonald
  • Address: 
    158 Faith Way
    FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630
    United States View on Map
  • Email: mcdonald_jennife@hotmail.com
  • Brief Description: 
    The Skyliner is a weekly newsletter that is disseminated to each member via email prior to the weekly meetings. A copy of the Skyliner is placed on the tables at each weekly meeting for members, guests, and visiting Rotarians. Each year the Editor of the newsletter does an April Fools special edition that adds a little humor for our members.

    The Skyliner includes birthdays, wedding anniversaries, member anniversaries, and spouse birthdays. Each week an article is written on an international, local, or Rotary project in order to keep Club members informed of what is taking place through Rotary across the world and in their own locality. Pictures of events, speakers, Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, and other Rotary related items are published each week.

    This year the editor added a "getting to know" you section to the newsletter. This section highlights one member each week and then another Club member gives a brief powerpoint on that member to the Club.

    The Skyliner also includes the meeting times and dates of other local Club’s meetings, address for online make-ups, date, time, and location of monthly Board meetings, list of the Club guest speaker and upcoming programs. A Club history note is added in each newsletter in order to help new members understand the history of our Club.
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    The editor of the Skyliner writes the weekly content and gets input on the content from the President, Past President, public relations chair, Earlyact/Interact/Rotaract Chair and sponsors, and any other Club member that may have pictures and/or information to be put in the Skyliner. Club participation level is more than 90% of the members.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    The Skyliner keeps the Club members informed of not only what is taking place within their own community, but the impact of Rotary throughout the District and the world. The newsletter is an education tool for new members and existing members that may have forgotten the true meaning of what Rotary is about. It’s a great way for members to get to know their Club and their fellow Rotary members through pictures and articles.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    July 20th, 2018 Skyliner with photos from President Kym's induction and iPast President Rick's presentation of awards to some fellow Rotarians.
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    Skyliner07202018.pdf
  • Additional Materail or Information #2: 
    August 10th, 2018 Skyliner. Photos of Sue Ann Fox (Youth Activities Chair) enjoying time on a new playground that the Club helped fund, presentations on attendance, Club History note, and member spotlight.
  • 2nd Supporting Document:
    Skyliner08102018.pdf