What is expected as an E-Club member?
Now you’ve joined, you’re probably wondering ‘what do I need to do in the club?’ We ask a few things of you as an E-Club member. As with all organisations, the more that you put in, the more that you will get out of Rotary. Here are key points to being an active e-club member Rotarian.
- Pay all membership fees in a timely manner.
- Contribute to our members group – Along with email & Facebook, our Website is our major method of discussion in the place of a regular meeting. It is where we put up all information such as reports, project updates, upcoming events and general discussion. Making comments, posting on the Website are ways of acknowledging that you are keeping up to date with the information and you may find ways that you can assist members with projects through your knowledge or resources.
- Complete a member profile – All members to provide a profile & photo for the website by sending to our Secretary to be placed on the website. Also fill in the ‘This is Me’ section of the forum.
- Participate in the Bi-monthly Online Board Meetings – apologies to be sent to secretary or president if you cannot attend. During meetings use online chat to submit questions.
- Contribute to project fundraising through sourcing donations – Fundraising helps our club to fund many projects every year. Become a Rotary Foundation Centurion by donating AU$100 annually to the Rotary Foundation to eradicate polio.
- Attend E-Club events where possible – Each year the club tries to hold 2-3 major functions where we can meet face-to-face. These are a great opportunity to meet your fellow club members and a good chance for us to discuss all things related to the club.
- Make every attempt to have coffee, lunch or dinner with fellow members if travelling to their locality so that as many of our members actually meet face to face as regularly as we can.
- Attend District Events – District events such as the Annual Changeover Dinner or District Conference are a chance to meet with Rotarians from other clubs and find out about Rotary on a larger scale. Our members have found that these events are really beneficial, especially for those who are new to Rotary.
- Attend the Rotary International Convention if at all possible. It really does showcase what Rotary achieves around the globe.
- Ask other members for assistance if you need information about your role and what you can do for Rotary.
- Go and visit other Rotary clubs in your local area and E-Clubs online – This is a great chance to find out about what is happening in your community and a great chance to share in fellowship with others. It’s also a chance to talk to people about the E-Club, as this is a new concept for a lot of Rotarians. Well worth the cost of a meal!
- Offer to give local Rotary Clubs hands on assistance on any of their Community Service activities.
- Respond to emails and club requests in a timely manner to assist with a smooth and efficient process.
- Board members to engage club members as volunteers in projects to do fundraising, assist with project activity, etc.