RI President Gary C.K. Huang is encouraging clubs and districts to sponsor or participate in a Rotary Day event in 2014-15 to introduce non-Rotarians to Rotary. DGs are encouraged to award clubs that undertake such events this Rotary year.
 
ATTRACT NEW MEMBERS TO YOUR CLUB, AND HAVE FUN DOING IT
Rotary Leader; July 2014 edition
 
RI President Gary C.K. Huang is encouraging clubs and districts to sponsor or participate in a Rotary Day event in 2014-15 to introduce non-Rotarians to Rotary. DGs are encouraged to award clubs that undertake such events this Rotary year.
 
“The Rotary Day concept is a simple one: Hold a fun, informal event in your community for the non-Rotary public and use it as an opportunity to introduce them to Rotary. It’s that easy,” Huang says. “Rotary Days can help your club drive up interest in membership, strengthen your club’s relationships with local institutions and community members, and improve Rotary’s image in your community.”
 
HERE ARE JUST A FEW SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU PLAN A SPECIAL DAY:
 
· As part of a FESTIVAL or similar event in your district, organize a Taste of Rotary, featuring food that represents Rotary countries related to your district’s service projects. Decorate your booth with flags from those countries, and provide information about Rotary.
 
· Hold a PICNIC or barbecue.
 
· Hold a Rotary Day observance or SERVICE PROJECT in conjunction with a district assembly or conference, and open the event to the public. A portion of the meeting can focus on Rotary history, service efforts, and testimonials from long-time club members. Invite Rotaractors and Interactors to participate.
 
· Host a local PEACE SYMPOSIUM to promote the Rotary Peace Fellowships program.
 
· Organize a district outing to a SPORTING EVENT and invite guests. Ask the stadium to broadcast Rotary public service announcements during the event. Organize a FAMILY FUN RUN.
 
· Invite the community to help club members plant a Rotary Day GARDEN, and when the garden is at its peak, contact local media for a photo opportunity.
 
- Download a sample press release and find other materials to help you communicate your Rotary Day in the Brand Center.
 
 
 
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