||JANUARY - ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH
.o Share information about the relevance of community service to Rotary's
.o Ask your district governor about presentation opportunities at the
district assembly or district conference. The presentation should focus on
the importance of community service and successful projects in your
o Research the RI projects exhibition at the RI Convention and encourage
active clubs to apply for a booth.
o When the district chair for the upcoming year has been appointed, update
him or her on scheduled activities.
FEBRUARY - WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH
23 February - Rotary's Anniversary
Family Week - Second week of February
The goal of Family Week is for Rotary clubs to connect with families in
their communities, particularly those that need extra attention. . Share
information on Family Week with club chairs.
o Recognize successful projects in your district. Domestic violence, child
abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, and gang activity are just a few
of the formidable challenges facing today's family.
o Clubs are urged to use this opportunity to promote family projects
already underway or think about starting new ones.
o Download Celebrating Family Week for more information on Family Week
MARCH - LITERACY MONTH (Changed from July)
Highlight successful literacy projects in your district or increase
awareness of the area's literacy needs.
World Rotaract Week 13 March (Mon to Sun)
APRIL - MAGAZINE MONTH
JUNE - ROTARY
The month of June is considered as Rotary
Fellowship Month in the
Rotary calendar. There is a misconception among Rotarians on what aspect
of the RI programs is being celebrated for this month of June. Let us
the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to
groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together
- Share a common interest in worthwhile
recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
- Further their vocational development through
acquaintance with others of the same profession;
- Make new friends around the world;
- Explore new opportunities for service; and
- Have fun and enhance their experience in
Examples of Rotary Fellowships include: Rotarians
on the Internet (ROTI),
International Fellowship of Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR),
International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians (ICUFR),
International Fellowship of Rotary Convention Goers, International
Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, International Fellowship of Rotarians
Musicians, Rotary Global History Fellowship, etc.
The field is so varied, which includes marathon running, scuba diving,
flying, bird watching, chess, doll lovers, environment, Esperanto, go,
gourmets, lawyers, magic, nurses, police and law enforcement
professionals, recreational vehicles, singles, stockbrokers, venture
capitalists, wine and yoga.
Each Rotary Fellowship operates independently of Rotary International,
with its own rules, dues requirements and administrative structure.
Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors.
It must be international in nature with active members in at least three
(3) countries. Each fellowship elects at least three (3) officers to
oversee the group's administration. The Rotary Fellowships are expected
to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular
communication with RI.
What are the benefits for Rotarians in joining the Rotary Fellowships?
Fellowship provide opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting
friendships outside their own Club, District or country. Fellowships
contribute to the advancement of world understanding and peace. Also,
Fellowships serve as an incentive for attracting new members to Rotary
and retaining our existing members. Indeed, Rotary Fellowship, together
with the Rotarian Action Groups, serve as an effective tool in promoting
membership development and should be actively promoted in our Districts.
Interested Rotarians can join a Rotary Fellowship by clicking
http://www.rotary.org/programs/fellowships/index.html or even
start a prospective Rotary Fellowship if their recreational or
vocational interest is not in the list of approved Rotary Fellowships.
AUGUST - MEMBERSHIP & EXTENSION MONTH
Emphasize the importance of exciting and effective service projects to
help attract new members and retain existing ones.
SEPTEMBER - NEW GENERATION MONTH
.Work with the district chairs for Interact, Rotaract, and Youth Exchange
to bring youth issues to the forefront. Recognize outstanding club projects
OCTOBER - VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH
World Interact week. From Oct 28 for 7 days
o This month offers a unique opportunity to promote vocational service
activities. Recognize successful projects, award outstanding individuals,
and highlight Rotary's vocational service efforts through the district Web
site, newsletters, and local media.
NOVEMBER - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
DECEMBER - FAMILY MONTH
December is Family Month
o Celebrate Rotary's commitment to family in December!
Bring together mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles,
cousins, and other members of your Rotary family to learn more about the
o Consider having a special club event for family members to talk about
service opportunities in the community that they and the club can