Rotary’s Front Door

How does the Rotary sign at the entrance to your community look? 

Or your Club Rotary sign on the local park? 

Or the sign that shows where your Rotary Club meets?

rusted-rotary-signThese signs are Rotary’s front door.  They are often the first impression and can create a lasting impression of Rotary to the public. 

 What does it say to potential members or partners when the sign is worn, rusted, old fashioned?  How does it build pride within your own members?  If it looks old and tired, you can expect that this is the image of Rotary to those who don’t know us yet.

New community signs using the Rotary Masterbrand are available in a variety of sizes and styles from licensed Rotary vendors such as

Russell Hampton:  http://www.bestclubsupplies.com/Signs/products/46/

Take the lead to be sure the signs in your community

show your pride in Rotary!

You may need to go through a few steps in order to replace that existing sign.

  • Consider if there are multiple Rotary Clubs in your community to be involved in the new signage.
  • Find out which governmental agency has the final say about size and other specifics of the sign.
  • Clarify how the old sign can be removed and the new sign installed. Every community is a little different.
  • If there are a number of service clubs signs posted in the same spot, and owned by the city (or other agency), you may need to take the lead in working with the other organizations and the city to update the entire installation.

 

Please share the results of your work in updating these community signs by sending your stories and pictures to Zone 25/26 RPIC Team.

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Zone 25/26 to Host Special “Conversation About Rotary” Webinars

All Zone 25/26 club members are invited to attend our next webinar series, “A Conversation About Rotary,” with Rotary International Director Brad Howard.

To accommodate busy schedules, “A Conversation About Rotary” will take place on two separate dates. The first webinar will be held for one hour on this Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:00am PDT, with a second presentation following on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm PDT.

With the end of the Rotary year on everyone’s radar, RID Brad will share some of the current issues and initiatives facing Rotary. Further, he will field your questions and comments during the webinar. These webinars are meant to facilitate communication between you and Zone leadership. No lecturing, just an interactive web-based meeting with your Director. He wants to hear from you and answer your questions, which can be asked during the presentation.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Below are the links to register for each:

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:00am PDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/77929358025853698

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm PDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/939517664667451138

Feel free to share this invitation with your club members. This is a very special webinar tailored specifically to all interested Rotarians. For attendees that would prefer to simply call in, a phone number and special access code will be provided after you register. Due to licensing restrictions, each webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, so we encourage everyone to “save their seat” and register as soon as possible.

On behalf of Rotary International Director Brad, we hope to that you’ll be able to register, and look forward to “virtually” seeing you beginning on St. Patrick’s Day at 9:00am.

Zone 25/26 to Host Exclusive Webinars on December 18, 2015

Rotary Zone 25/26 is pleased to announce a new webinar series, “A Conversation About Rotary,” hosted by Rotary International Director Brad Howard on Friday, December 18, 2015.  
 
To accommodate busy holiday schedules, “A Conversation About Rotary” will be presented twice. The first webinar will be held for one hour at 9:00 a.m. PST,  with a second presentation following the same day at 4:00 p.m. PST.
 
“I think it’s important that we have a conversation with our clubs to understand what Rotary can do to help our clubs,” said Director Howard, who is serving in his first year in a two-year term as RI Director. “It’s also vital that we help our clubs understand the initiatives that the board and Rotary International are considering, as well as the challenges we currently face as an organization.”
 
These webinars are unique as they are designed specifically for Rotary club members across Zones 25 and 26, which comprise the West Coast of North America and Hawaii. During the webinars, Director Howard will also field questions and comments from attendees. “The bottom line is to we want our clubs feel more connected to Rotary International,” added Howard. 
 
Please register for one of the two webinars using the links below:
 
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9:00am PST
 
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 4:00pm PST
 
For attendees that would prefer to simply call in, a phone number and special access code will be provided after you register. Due to licensing restrictions, each webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, so everyone is encouraged to “save their seat” and register as soon as possible.
 
For questions, please contact Scott Car, Zone Communications Officer at zco@zone2526.org.