Saturday, July 31, 2010

August messages

August is the month of membership in Rotary. According to the statistics of June 30 2010 in Zone 15 we had 237 Rotarians less than in July 1 2009. Districts 1410, 1430, 2220, 2370 and 2400 together had 119 members more at the end of Rotary year as compared to the begining of the year but other districts had a substantial membership decrease. None of our districts reached their membership goals.
Let's share the best ideas, how to make our work and fellowship more attractive to the present and new members! We can do this by presenting examples through this blog. Please, send your ideas to me or to ARCs Britta Wallgren (, Christina Bredin ( or Risto Muinonen ( If your club has a creative approach to attracting a diverse membership, the Leadership Education and Training Division is also interested to learn and publish your best practicies. Please, send the information in that case at as well.

Monday, July 12, 2010

RI Service Above Self Award

Dear Rotarians:
Each day, Rotarians around the world generously give their time
and effort to serve others, often without recognition. Since
1992, the RI Service Above Self Award has honored Rotarians who
demonstrate exemplary humanitarian service and embody our motto
of Service Above Self. This award recognizes Rotarians for their
humanitarian service, rather than their service to Rotary, and
offers a means of honoring those who might otherwise go

In November 2009, the Board amended the recipient award criteria
to make all past RI directors, past RI presidents, and past
Foundation trustees ineligible for consideration. The Service
Above Self Award nomination form includes detailed information
about the selection criteria for award recipients.

The nomination form is available on the RI website, The electronic
form contains fields that will allow you to type directly in the
space provided. Once the form has been saved, it can be sent via
email, regular mail or fax to RI World Headquarters no later than
1 September 2010. Please send completed nomination forms to:

Programs & Presidential Initiatives (PD210)
Rotary International
Fax: (847) 556-2179
1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201-3698, USA

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ideas for the leadership education

Leadership D e v e l o p m e n t,
Your Guide to Starting a Program is produced by the Leadership Education and Training Division of Rotary International.

It can be held as a full-day seminar or as a series of shorter meetings throughout the year, and it can be conducted in person, online, or as a combination of the two. Clubs and districts that use the program should structure it to meet their participants’ needs.
This booklet gives an overview of 10 recommended leadership topics for the program:

Communication skills
Leadership styles
Leading and motivating volunteers
Time management
Goal setting and accountability
Strategic planning
Ethics and The Four-Way Test
Building consensus

This booklet is available at the address: