Posted by Ariane Carriere on Jun 20, 2017
D7040 Passport Club
 
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District 7040 has just chartered a new club concept to make it easy for Rotarians who want to make a difference in their community to do so in a way that fits within their time, talent and finances, as well as with their family, work and life commitments — and do so through Rotary. The founding principle of the Rotary Passport Club is to make Rotary fit the lifestyle of its members through an affordable dues structure and flexible, and infrequent, in-person meetings. Instead of attending weekly meetings, members are encouraged to engage in humanitarian service — however that works best for them. Some meetings are online.

D7040 Passport Club members are full Rotarians, with the same privileges and rights as Rotarians in traditional clubs. The new club provides its members with a “passport” to visit and work with any other Rotary Club in the world and to take part in activities, programs and projects that interest and engage you. For more information go to www.d7040passport.org .
 
What can your club do?
We will soon be celebrating our charter. Unlike other charters, we do not need the usual regalia – banner, bell, etc. Monetary well wishes are always acceptable though. When we have our celebration on August 15, 2017, we would like representatives from your club to come and celebrate with us.
 
D7040 Passport Club members will be attending your meetings, or helping with your events. Welcome them as you would any Rotarian from another club. The activities they participate in give them attendance credits for their goal.
 
If you have members right now who are thinking of leaving your club, give them the information about the Passport club. It may be a better fit for them and you may find that they will come back eventually.
 
We are looking for website sponsors. For Rotarians, the cost of advertising on our site is only $100 CAD per year. For more information contact ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com .
 
Who do we want as members?
  • Former Rotary members who want to rejoin but don’t want the commitment of a traditional club.
  • Current or past members of the Rotary family, including Rotaractors and alumni of Rotary programs such as Scholarship or Group Study Exchange programs and youth programs.
  • Young professionals and young families.
  • Retirees who now have time and talent to give back.
  • Anyone interested in doing good in this world.
 The cost of membership will cover District and International dues, insurance and the website hosting cost. A welcoming ceremony of new members will be held at each "in-person" meeting of the D7040 Passport Club.
 
Thank you for welcoming our new club. We look forward to working with you!
 
Ariane Carriere 
PDG 2014-2015, Charter President D7040 Passport Club, Interact Chair D7040
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