ONLINE MEMBERSHIP COURSES LET YOU LEARN WHILE HAVING FUN
Paul White wanted to bulk up his
membership knowledge before
visiting clubs as assistant governor in
District 7530 this year. White, who’s
been a member of the Rotary Club
of Newburg, West Virginia, USA, for
just three years, completed all eight
of Rotary’s new online membership
courses on the Learning Center.
“My motto has always been: I’m
not going to join something if I’m
not going to put the effort into it,”
says White. “I reasoned the more
information and reference material I
had under my belt, the better I could
“They are put together well in an
easy-to-follow format,” White says
of the courses. “And what I especially
liked is that, if you have Wi-Fi access,
you can do a presentation to a club
or group of leaders, because most
[of the courses] are short and to the
point. A lot of people just don’t know
the information is out there.”
All eight courses are free and
available by signing in to My Rotary.
Is Your Club Healthy?
Building a Diverse Club
Online Membership Leads
Practicing Flexibility and Innovation
Strategies for Attracting New Members
Kick-start Your New Member Orientation
Best Practices for Engaging Members
Your Membership Plan
GUATEMALA STOVE PROJECT
To improve health and fight poverty in Mayan villages
PROJECT LOCATION GUATEMALA
PROJECT DATES 1 JULY 2006 TO PRESENT
PROJECT CATEGORY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Smoke inhalation is a root cause of death and poor
health in Mayan women — who cook over open fires
in their huts — and it’s a primary cause of death in
their children ages 1-5, according to World Health
Organization studies. For 12 years, the Rotary Club
of St. George, Utah, USA, has worked with other
clubs and used Rotary Foundation grants to install
cinder block stoves in the homes of Mayan villagers
in Guatemala. The stoves reduce indoor carbon
monoxide by 99 percent and use 85 percent less
wood, which frees children from having to gather
firewood and allows them to attend school.
Use My Rotary’s discussion groups, Rotary Ideas,
and Rotary Showcase to help you with your service
projects from start to finish.
Interactive exercises present you with
new ideas, and they include scenarios
that let you test different actions and
see what happens.
For example, in the course Practicing
Flexibility and Innovation, you meet
Raymond as he considers changes
to his club’s format to attract new
members and re-engage current ones.
From the main menu, you are invited
to choose one of three buttons to see
what happens when Raymond begins
to implement changes.
In the Online Membership Leads
course, you meet prospective member
Daniel after he expresses his interest
in joining Rotary through Rotary.org.
After receiving information about a
club, he attends the next meeting and
talks to Mark. You decide what Mark
should do next from among three
The “choose your own adventure”
environment lets you learn about
membership strategies through
trial and error, and have fun at
the same time.