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Power of One in Action

Larry Lunsford presents on his work with Shoes For Orphan Souls.

Imagine being an orphan child in Honduras, getting out of the shower to dress, and the only thing you really own are shoes.
 
Hear how Shoes Cheerleader Larry Lunsford’s idea for a district project (Shoes for Orphan Souls) turned into a journey that has spanned 20 years and has given over 356,000 pairs of shoes to needy children.
 
How they partnered with Buckner International and how this project has been adopted by several other districts as service projects.
 
It only takes $7.00 to provide one child with a pair of shoes and socks.
 
Larry Lunsford will also give us an inside look at parts of his Rotary journey and some important insights on his way to be a member of the Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees.
 
Taking care of children - takes care of our future. 
 
 
Branding Rotary at a Golf Outing!

Call for Volunteers for the Golf Hole Sponsorship in June! 

The Public Image Committee is looking for volunteers to help with planning, preparing and coordinating our participation for the Golf Hole Sponsorship.  
 
Our hole will feature our Rotary branded tent, a table with a few “branded” Rotarian volunteers to help answer questions.  We are going to raffle off a 1-year Rotary membership. Since most golfers do NOT carry business cards at this event we will be prepared to sign them up for the raffle. We might give away our 4-way test cards printed with our club contact info, etc. as we can add an item to the Golfers Swag Bag. 
 
We will have an outline soon, but here are some things needed: coordination of day-of, on-site delivery, set-up, and manning the tent, tear down; (we heard Scott volunteer for this…). We also need pre-event assistance to work on give-a-ways; signage; media outreach, etc.
 
This opportunity will allow us to promote membership and corporate membership in Rotary, along with creating awareness of all our initiatives, and share our mission!
 
Since it is not a budgeted item – we are asking our club members to make a special contribution to help us cover the sponsorship and associated fees. Simply log on to this link and use the “other” and add the word golf https://form.jotform.com/201886330634960 to donate any amount.
 
The Annual Chamber Golf Outing is on Friday, June 11th at the Glenview Park Golf Club.
 
 
 

 

Project Planning the Rotary Way
From planning and supporting your effort to promoting and evaluating its impact, these resources can help ensure success throughout the lifecycle of your project: You need to log on to get access. 

Planning & organizing

Well-planned service projects are more likely to have a strong impact and create effective and transparent communication between your community and club. Every community has its own unique assets and concerns. Learn about Rotary's six causes to help address some of the world's most critical needs.

Leverage your district's local expertise

Many districts maintain networks of local experts (district resource network) with technical and project-planning expertise. Download our infographic to take the first step to planning sustainable, successful projects and grants. Ask your district international service chair to help you get in touch with them early in the planning process and how to connect with resources to improve projects and global grants. Your district or regional experts can serve as advisors to help your club:
  • Align a project with Rotary's areas of focus
  • Obtain assistance with project design/planning and implementation
  • Learn about the global grant process
  • Conduct a community assessment
  • Identify international partners
  • Secure funding
  • Ensure the sustainability of the project
  • Establish measurement and evaluation benchmarks
You can also identify local and international experts from the Rotary family through your district's resource network, Rotary Action Groups, or the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisors. Learn more about the support each of these groups can offer your clubs. Read how clubs can leverage member expertise to plan more impactful and sustainable service projects.

Exchange ideas in the online community

Share your ideas and get advice by asking the experts in our Cadre-led Area of Focus discussion groups and exploring groups facilitated by members involved in RAGs, RCCs, global grants and more.

Conduct a community assessment

Work with your community to identify a need, how best to address it, and what resources are available. A Rotary Community Corps can help you build a relationship with stakeholders.

Set service goals

Use Rotary Club Central to set and track your project's goals. If you plan to apply for a global grant to fund your project, consult the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Supplement for suggested project measures and sample project monitoring plans.

Create a project plan

A comprehensive project plan will help you manage your resources, anticipate problems, and evaluate your project’s success. Form a club service projects committee to oversee your projects.
 
 
The Rotary Showcase

Making a difference with Rotary Showcase

     
Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally and share these projects through social media.  https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_showcase.aspx
 
Committees are encouraged to review these projects to find concepts and ideas for our club.  Also, make sure you are posting our projects here when looking for grant funding and support or participation!
 
SPEND SOME TIME ON DISCOVERING THE DEPTH OF SERVICE ROTARY OFFERS
Rotary and Rotaract clubs can now seek project partners through Rotary Showcase. As part of the new feature, your club can list proposed projects and seek partners for financial or other support, share your project budget for global grants, and connect with other clubs to build relationships, all with the goal of implementing new service projects to improve communities around the world.
 
Use this link to find out more about projects other clubs are creating. There are opportunities to participate in or post our own.
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