Rotary e-Club of District 1200 gets its Charter

There was a very special lunch today at a pub near Wellington, to celebrate and welcome our District’s newest club. The Rotary e-Club of District 1200 is a first for our district and one of only a handful of e-clubs in Rotary GBI.

Invited guests to this event included Peter Davey, President of Rotary GBI, who presented the club with a “Virtual Charter”!  So what is an e-Club?   This was the question asked several times today.  Clearly they are not a virtual club as there were 17 very real Rotarians who were inducted into the club by DG Bob Acland.

You can find out more about the Rotary e-Club of District 1200 on their web site.

President John Hardy gave those present a brief introduction to the purpose and goals of an e-club. 

What is the purpose of a Rotary e-club?

The purpose of a Rotary e-club is to extend Rotary to business, professional and community leaders in any Rotary District who are unable to meet traditional attendance requirements. Inability to attend a traditional Rotary club could be the result of demanding business or professional commitments, extensive travel, confinement due to ill health or disability, or residence beyond reasonable distance from an existing Rotary club.

What are the 5 key goals of every Rotary e-club?

1. Use the Internet to retain Rotarians who would otherwise be lost to Rotary.
2. Use the Internet to attract new Rotarians.
3. Use the Internet to facilitate meetings.
4. Use the Internet to manage service projects.
5. Use the Internet for fellowship by creating a friendly community of like-minded Rotarians.

District 1200 now has 53 clubs.    Well done everyone who helped to make this happen, and good luck to our newest club in the District.  If you are reading this news item why not click on comments and send them your good wishes.


3 responses

  1. Hi Penny

    Unable to get the eclub site to open – any ideas?



  2. The web site is working now, maybe a “glitch” last night.


  3. Congratulations to the newest Club in District 1200 from the oldest – Weston-super-Mare, born 1921 and still going strong. Welcome to the Rotary family, come and visit us some Friday lunchtime, we’d love to meet you. George Horsfield PR & Comms


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