Category Archives: Leadership & Training

Kissing frogs at Rotary meetings

Networking at Rotary meetings has received an undeserved bad rap.  I have even been told it violates Rotary policy.  It does not.  Some clubs fine members for doing business or exchanging business cards at meetings.  This is unfortunate. Networking at … Continue reading

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Working Together for the Good of Rotary: A Membership Initiative

The Vancouver Metropolitan-Area Membership Strategy By Gayle Knepper, Rotary Coordinator, Z24W When District 5040 (BC) leaders held the annual strategic planning meeting for the 2014-15 year, a topic discussed in depth was the health of clubs and the membership decline … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup of Rotary – Rotary Acronyms

Like many organizations Rotary uses acronyms. Rotary is not unique in using  acronyms. It is common in all organizations, big and small. A sports report on the news would take twice as long without the use of acronyms. There is … Continue reading

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How do we handle snowbirds in our club? Gone for 6 months!

In District 5370 Assistant Governor Theresa Wilson emailed me about members who are snow birds and leave their home club for the winter. We know 30% of attendance has to be at your home club. What if you are gone … Continue reading

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District Chair Support from RI!

Dear Rotarians: Greetings from Evanston!  On behalf of the Rotary Service Department, we are writing to inform you about the support we offer to some of the district chairs that you will be working with throughout the year. Our department … Continue reading

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From the RLI Int’l Newsletter:

What does CHANGE have to do with LEADERSHIP? Leadership “guru” John P. Kotter of the Harvard Business School has said that “Almost always, leadership produces change. Go back in history and read about the people who were great leaders, and … Continue reading

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