Thursday, December 8, 2011

A new E-club

District 2410 is about to start an E-club and the website is up and running. Make a visit to see how an E-club works,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rotary in Change

This seminar is for people with a passion for Rotary and who want to participate in the development of Rotary.
We would like to see more people register for this seminar in Lilleström, Norway October 6.
There will be a focus on how district leaders can support clubs to be more successful. How to work hand in hand to make Rotary more efficient and better.
Please check the program here .

Friday, August 26, 2011

Set goals for membership development

Read more about this issue in the July/August Membership Minute.
And RI President Kalyan Banarjee speaks on membership with special messages for each region.
This link will take you to Membership Minute.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Rotary Coordinator team 2011-12 at your service

Rotary Coordinators and their assistants have been appointed by Rotary International as a resource for districts and clubs to strengthen Rotary.
Please do not hesitate to call us when you are looking for a speaker or discussion leaders at events. Or you simply need a mentor or discussion partner.

The Rotary Coordinator Team zone 15, 2011-12
Matti Honkala, Rotary Coordinator;
Mikael Ahlberg, Assistant Rotary Coordinator;
Christina Bredin, Assistant Rotary Coordinator;
Veli-Matti Heinijoki, Assistant Rotary Coordinator;

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rotary clubs make changes to attract younger members

When Rotarians in Walnut Creek, California, USA, found it difficult to attract young professionals to the area's morning and afternoon clubs, they set out to establish a new club that would accommodate busy, on-the-go schedules.
The Rotary Club of Diablo View (Walnut Creek), chartered in 2009, meets in a local brewery at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Club president Jennifer Beeman says the club sets aside time each week for socializing before turning to club business, and that the relaxed atmosphere appeals to younger members.

By Megan Ferringer
Rotary International News -- 21 April 2011

Rotary membership is strengthened through Friendship

An agreement on cooperation and friendship was signed on April 12 between the Russian Rotary club Saratov-Center and the Swedish club Stockholm-Arlanda. The initiative to the cooperation was taken in October 2010 during the Russian Rotarians Vocational trip to Sweden and Alexev Vasiliev visited the Stockholm-Arlanda club. On the photo you will see the presidents of the two clubs Torbjorn Persson and Roman Repin and in the middle Alexev Vasiliev.

Monday, April 11, 2011

March 31 Membership statistics

If you want to follow the development of your district every month, go to this link for 31 March statistics. We need new Rotarians in our clubs every year to keep up good spirits, get new ideas, and have positive membership development. So encourage everyone in your club to invite guests frequently.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

President Trainig Seminar in D2410

March 19th DG Mikael Ahlberg, D2410, gathered some of the current Club Presidents to a PTS – President Training Seminar. The seminar was held alongside the ordinary PETS seminar. The idea was to prepare for the third period of the Rotary year and topics as: Membership, Leadership development, How to support the PE:s, The Rotary Foundation and “What will you do after your year as Club President?” were discussed. DG Mikael had invited RC Matti Honkala who, among other things, gave a presentation of the Future Vision Plan. “I hope this kind of meeting will be repeated next year” said one of the Club Presidents immediately after the meeting.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Local project for Literacy

March is Rotary Literacy month. Let this inspire your club to consider starting a local project for Literacy. Rotarians can cooperate with a school to come every week and help children improve their skills in reading.
Good knowledge in reading and writing is the key for every child to education and a good life.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


It seems so that Rotary International is loosening the leash and encouraging the diversity. It’s not so important to keep up the rules and traditions than adapt to the changing social life styles of modern people. We need new members and future vision to keep up the Service above self.

Greetings from San Diego!

I got the opportunity to serve as an international training leader in the international assembly. Our main duty there was facilitate the training sessions of the incoming district governors

Last summer I got the exiting letter from the RI president elect Kalyan Banerjee. He asked me to serve in the team of 34 training leaders from all the corners of the Rotary world. After having answered ”yes” started the preparations. Several letters and loads of information went over the oceans and continents. Team spirit was one of the most important areas of focus to create. It was more than important to feel proud to be part of the Monty’s Eh team. Monty Audenart and his wife Liz were our team leaders during the assembly.

Finally 10.1.2011 we arrived to San Diego and our own training started. Long working days with excellent trainers and supporting team mates filled the first days of the week and the night times we were preparing our flip charts and training sessions for the next day. The joy and fun were home hospitality hours every evening singing and enjoying. But these were only short breaks in the program. The training was very effective and useful also for my private and business life.

Finally we got in to the right stuff and met ”our students” the incoming governors The DGE: s in Rotary language. Every trainer had 2-3 group discussions to facilitate every day. The RI officials checked 6.45 every morning that you had made your classroom ready with all the decorations. Then was time for breakfast and feedback from yesterday’s experiences. After the inspirational speech was time to hurry back to business. Evening duties were to serve as table host in official dinners and festivities.

The time was flying and so did we with the help and support of the RI officials and our trainers. The Rotary spirit in the Monty’s Eh team was the main spice in the assembly.

My personal duty was to conduct the English speaking groups and my ”students” made it easy for me. They were active and loaded with Rotary knowledge. I was just trying to keep everyone involved and take care that cultural differences did not disturb the situation.

Two weeks were over sooner than expected and I was flying home loaded with unforgettable memories. This was the high light of my Rotary career and I’m thankful to everyone who have supported me trough my years in the Rotary service.

Veli-Matti ”Vellu Heinijoki”

PDG D 1380

Member of the Rotary Club of Tampere International

Monday, February 21, 2011

One day only: double recognition for online contributions

In honor of Rotary's birthday on 23 February, online contributions of US$100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund will receive double recognition credit. To be eligible for the credit, Rotarians must be registered in the secure Member Access section of . The registration process can take 24 hours, so register before 23 February.

Making a secure online gift is the most cost-effective and efficient way to support The Rotary Foundation's life-changing programs. For more information, e-mail RI's Contact Center at or call 866-976-8279.

New pilot programs support member diversity By Arnold R. Grahl, Rotary International News -- 10 January 2011

Rotary clubs interested in taking part in one of four new pilot programs approved recently by the RI Board can now download an application form and related fact sheets.

The three-year pilots --
satellite club, associate member, corporate member, and innovative and flexible Rotary club -- will allow participating Rotary clubs to experiment with flexible membership requirements and club operations beginning 1 July.

Each one is designed to improve recruitment and retention, allow for flexibility in club operations and structures, and provide Rotary clubs with an opportunity to explore new and innovative ways to promote member diversity -- all goals of the RI Strategic Plan. Other potential benefits include improved leadership, engagement, and participation among members and increased support of The Rotary Foundation.

The pilots will allow RI to collect data and analyze results from the participating clubs to evaluate the effectiveness of each change.

Clubs have until 1 April to submit applications to Rotary International to be considered for a pilot. Read more about the 2011-14 pilots, and download related fact sheets and an application. Information and applications are also being sent to each club this month. Up to 200 clubs will be selected for each pilot. Rotary clubs must have been chartered before 30 June 2009 to be considered.

Contact with any questions about the pilot.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Celebrate Rotary on 23rd February

The 23 of February is celebrated in many Rotary clubs as the birthday of Rotary. It is an excellent opportunity to invite the family to Rotary. It is an opportunity for clubs in the same city to organize a joint lunch or dinner with some special entertainment.
Paul Harris Fellows are often awarded on this occasion. And do not forget to invite local media.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A successful club

When the following five items are in place it is a prospering club:

1. Structure and knowledge about Rotary
2. High quality speakers
3. Engaged members who attend the meetings regularly
4. Interesting projects
5. Friendly atmosphere

Describe for each of the five items how you have succeeded in your club.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What is your Rotary club known for?

How well known is your club? How does society in your city look upon your club? Do they know anything at all about your club? Is your club seen as a resource to be counted on if there is a need in the community?

These questions are well worth considering for every Rotarian.

Why not discuss this issue at your next Rotary meeting so that you are prepared to give a good answer next time somebody asks about your club.

New clubs and celebrations in district 2220

Two new clubs have been chartered in Stavropol and in Vladikavkaz, Russia.
A Rotaract club has been chartered in Kazan and an Interact club in Yaroslavl.
In October the RC of St Petersburg celebrated its 20th anniversary and the RC in Murmansk celebrated 15 years in November.
Congratulations to our Rotary friends in Russia.