Leadership & Service Plan

Owner: District Governor

ROTARY DISTRICT 7570 - Leadership & Service Plan - 2022-2023
(guided by Rotary’s Strategic Priorities and Objectives)

  • Request that every Club host a single or multi-club event in October 2022 to recognize World Polio Day and raise funds for PolioPlus (End Polio Now). Community involvement is encouraged.
  • Donate 20% of District DDF to PolioPlus. Request that every Club donate or raise a minimum of $45 per capita or $1,500 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 2022-23.
  • Honor our District Rotary Foundation achievements and donors at a Foundation Celebration to be held in November.
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. Coordinate efforts with District Interact and Youth Exchange Committees when planning.
  • 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.
Public Image
  • Remind all Rotarians that the enhancement of our brand and public image begins with the individual.
  • Encourage Clubs to maintain a Club website and/or social media presence. Club websites and social media should be updated every week.
  • 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 2022 club-sponsored 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.
  • 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 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).
  • 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?
  • Maintain and review the District Strategic Plan (2020-2023) using “Rotary’s Strategic Priorities and Objectives” as a framework.