Should Rotary Clubs Change Their Business  Model Post COVID-19

Posted by Euan Miller on Jun 01, 2020
With shutdowns, border closures and social distancing all businesses have had to look at their business models and come up with solutions to trade profitably in the new environment.Regretfully many won’t find solutions and will close.

What about Rotary? Can we survive if our members face ongoing unemployment or substantially reduced retirement incomes? Social distancing and border closures will continue for years’ ahead without a vaccine. There is no guarantee of a vaccine and this is the fourth SARS type virus in the last 20 years.
Should Rotary Clubs Change Their Business Model Post COVID-19 Euan Miller 2020-05-31 14:00:00Z 0

Bushfire Relief Update

Posted by RAWCS
Rotarians all across Australia have been profoundly saddened and touched by the bushfires that ravaged our country over the past summer claiming lives, destroying many homes and decimating thousands of hectares of bushland.
Bushfire Relief Update RAWCS 2020-05-28 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary in the time of COVID-19

Posted by Barbara Mifsud
While we continue to practice social distancing to ensure the health and well-being of our families and communities, it’s important to ensure our members stay engaged in Rotary during this extraordinary time.
Rotary in the time of COVID-19 Barbara Mifsud 2020-05-28 14:00:00Z 0

One Month On How Are We All Going?

Posted by Tim Moore on May 14, 2020
For most of us it has now been over five weeks of isolation and in most cases isolation from your normal Rotary activities.  How have we coped without regular face to face meetings, unable to do traditional community service or fund-raising activities?   Are we looking after our members in these difficult and in some case tragic times?
One Month On How Are We All Going? Tim Moore 2020-05-13 14:00:00Z 0

Public Relations Competition Submission Date Extended

Posted by Gina Growden on Apr 25, 2020
The date of the Public Relations video clip competition has been extended until the 31st May 2020. To enter see the following:
  • Videos must be filmed in-house using i-phone, i-pad or video camera, specifically for the competition.
  • Must be a maximum of 2 minutes.
  • Must depict club members as “People of Action” and illustrate how Rotary ‘Connects the  World’ during 2019-20
  • Must illustrate use of correct Rotary branding
  • Closing date for entries is 31 May 2020.
  • Entries should be saved to a Dropbox and the link forwarded to RPIC PDG Gina Growden via email: by 31 May 2020.
  • The winning entries will be shown at the next Zone 8 Conference.
Public Relations Competition Submission Date Extended Gina Growden 2020-04-24 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Matters

Posted by Ian Stuart
Peak Hill Central School meets Belrose Rotary Club
For 26 years Belrose Rotarians have provided a unique opportunity for Yr 11 and 12 students from Peak Hill Central School to spend five days in Sydney, experiencing the attractions but significantly, gaining an insight into the world of work by visiting local businesses and government in the Belrose and Northern Beaches area. They are billeted with local Rotary families. Peak Hill Central School is about 400 km from Sydney and has 125 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Later in the year a group of Belrose Rotarians reciprocate by visiting Peak Hill and providing insightful career advice as well as guidance on how to apply for a job, resume writing and interview techniques.
Rotary Matters airs on Fridays at 3 pm, Triple H 100.1 FM.
Rotary Matters Ian Stuart 2020-04-24 14:00:00Z 0

WEBINAR - Projects that Rotary Clubs can deliver during isolation

Posted by Tim Moore
Many Rotarians and Rotary clubs recognise a growing need to help our communities at this difficult time.COVID-19 represents a unique opportunity for service but many are asking, how can I give back during social distancing?
In this webinar you will hear 5 panellists within the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands region talk about their innovative projects and events, created within these unprecedented times. You’ll have an opportunity to ask them questions and be inspired to create something similar.
Presented by Rotary Coordinators Tim Moore, Adrian Roach and RMO Barbara Mifsud.
Wednesday 6 May, 6pm (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney time). Register here
WEBINAR - Projects that Rotary Clubs can deliver during isolation Tim Moore 2020-04-24 14:00:00Z 0

Will Rotary as we know it be changed forever?

Posted by Gina Growden
We are certainly in unchartered waters as the Rotary world comes to grip with the affect that Coronavirus is having on our Clubs and our activities.
In line with the lock downs being imposed by Federal and State Governments in an attempt to slow the spread of the deadly virus Clubs have either suspended their meetings for the time being or opted to communicate via electronic means such as Zoom, Skype and Go-To Meetings.  Regular events and service projects have been put on hold or cancelled which means the Club’s visibility in the community is diminished.  This, in turn, is impacting on our Public Image.
So, what can we do to maintain a positive public image?
Will Rotary as we know it be changed forever? Gina Growden 2020-03-04 13:00:00Z 0

Why You Became a Member May Not Be Why You Really Joined and Stayed

Posted by RC PDG Adrian Roach
I think back to when I joined Rotary in 1994, I was 32 years old. At that time, I had just moved back to Maitland after a 10-year hiatus in Sydney. I had started a small business and was keen to become involved in the local community. I was invited to attend our local traditional club.
At first, I thought the singing of songs like “pack up your troubles in your old kit bag”, Grace and the National Anthem were a little strange along with the Sergeant of Arms fine session, the ringing of the gong and other traditional protocols. I was however more impressed by the calibre of the members, I thought I could learn a lot from, and indeed I did.

Why You Became a Member May Not Be Why You Really Joined and Stayed RC PDG Adrian Roach 2020-02-04 13:00:00Z 0

Regional Membership Update

Posted by Barbara Misfud on Feb 05, 2020
Article by Barbara Mifsud, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, South Pacific and Philippines Office,,
Membership Experience Feedback Survey Results
Why do people join Rotary? What makes them stay in their club and what makes them leave? Rotary conducts the Membership Experience Feedback survey every year to better understand the needs, interests and engagement of our members. However, this survey goes well beyond just asking members if they like their clubs and how satisfied they are. In the last iteration, we also asked about club flexibility, areas of focus and other causes, local vs. global service, hands-on vs. financial contributions and leadership growth. The most recent survey also offers insight on prospective, current and former members that can differ by region.
Regional Membership Update Barbara Misfud 2020-02-04 13:00:00Z 0