Jesse Allerton and Susan Schneider, both Supervisors with the Rotary Service Department have posted the following guidance to district chairs for Rotary Fellowships, Rotary Friendship Exchange, Community Service, Vocational Service, World Community Service*, and Rotary Volunteers*:
- Review the District Committee Manual (249-EN) for information and guidance on performing the functions of a district chair.
- Encourage clubs to align their activities with the RI Strategic Plan.
- Encourage clubs to undertake activities in each of the avenues of service to qualify for RI President Kalyan Banerjee’s Changemaker Award.
- Encourage clubs to consider Rotary’s six areas of focus when planning new projects. Refer to the new publication Rotary’s Areas of Focus (965-EN) for ideas.
- Use RI’s ProjectLINK database to find project partners.
- Visit the Service and Fellowship section of the RI website for information and resources related to planning service projects, making connections in Rotary, partnering, and other topics. This section of the website will be revised in early September, so please revisit then for updated information.
*Please note: the World Community Service and Rotary Volunteers programs have been phased out and are being replaced by a resource-based model for International Service. For the 2011-12 Rotary year, District Rotary Friendship Exchange, World Community Service, and Rotary Volunteers committees are being encouraged to work together to coordinate fellowship, service, and volunteer activities. In future years, district governors will be asked to appoint an International Service chair in place of World Community Service and Rotary Volunteers.