Leadership & Service Plan

Owner: District Governor

ROTARY DISTRICT 7570 - Leadership & Service Plan - 2021-2022
(guided by Rotary’s Strategic Priorities and Objectives)

o Request that every Club host a single or multi-club event in October 2021 to recognize World Polio Day and raise funds for PolioPlus (End Polio Now). Community involvement is encouraged.

o 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.

o Achieve $175 per capita for Annual Fund-SHARE to support “Our Foundation” and create future DDF for District and Club programs and grants.

o Support District Rotary Foundation subcommittees (Annual Giving, Paul Harris Society, and Planned Giving) in informing Rotarians of giving opportunities and maximizing total giving in 2021-22.

o Honor our District Rotary Foundation achievements and donors at a Foundation Celebration to be held in November.
Service - Community & Global
o 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.

o 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.

o 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. 

o Strongly encourage Clubs to define and measure their service impact by entering goals, service projects, and measurable achievements in Rotary Club Central.

o Increase Clubs’ participation and collaboration in Global Grant projects.
Youth Programs
o Interact: increase District funding, involvement at District Conference, and engagement with Rotary Clubs.

o International Youth Exchange: increase awareness of exchange opportunities and participation of Interactors and other high school students.

o RYLA: examine new options for expanding and improving. Coordinate efforts with District Interact and Youth Exchange Committees when planning.
o 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.

o 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.

o Actively work to create new and innovative club models, such as Satellite Clubs and Community-Based Rotaract Clubs.
Public Image
o Remind all Rotarians that the enhancement of our brand and public image begins with the individual.

o Encourage Clubs to maintain a Club website and/or social media presence. Club websites and social media should be updated every week.

o 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.

o Utilize the October 2021 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.
o Encourage Clubs to engage their members and make choices that are participant-centered.

o Work with the District Rotaract Committee to identify how we can better support and engage Rotaractors.

o Encourage partnerships among Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, and Interact Clubs.
Leadership and Training
o 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

o Conference, and Rotary International Convention.

o Provide training for District leadership that is relevant to their roles and “Leading Volunteers” (DTTS). 

o Provide training for Foundation and Membership Advocates at Club Team Training (CTT).

o Increase the use of webinars and online resources for Club and District training.

o Provide leadership development opportunities for Interactors and Rotaractors. 

o Increase District funding and training opportunities (both RI and District) for Rotaractors. Include the District Rotaract Representative in the District Team Training Seminar (DTTS).

o Encourage Clubs to embrace innovation and change and not be afraid to take risks.

o 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?

o Maintain and review the District Strategic Plan (2020-2023) using “Rotary’s Strategic Priorities and Objectives” as a framework.