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ROTARY MONTHS
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  JANUARY - ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH
.o Share information about the relevance of community service to Rotary's mission.
.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 district.
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 activities.
 

MARCH - LITERACY MONTH (Changed from July)
Highlight successful literacy projects in your district or increase
awareness of the area's literacy needs.
o World Rotaract Week 13 March (Mon to Sun)
 

APRIL - MAGAZINE MONTH


MAY-


JUNE - ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH


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 clarify
the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to the
groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:

  • 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 Rotary.

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.
 

JULY


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
benefiting youth.


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 organization.
o Consider having a special club event for family members to talk about service opportunities in the community that they and the club can address.

 

Author:  Dipak Sarbadhikari
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URL
www.rotacal.org/ri/months.htm
Updated:
15 Apr 2013

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