When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office.
Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving.
But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They wanted a tool that was more robust, faster to use, and easier to navigate. It was time for an upgrade.
In July, we’ll unveil a new and improved Rotary Club Central. We’ve completely redesigned it with a fresh, modern interface. Pages load faster, navigation is more intuitive, and easy-to-read charts and graphs make past and current club data more accessible.
Members and club leaders can view trends, plan for the future, and track progress in just minutes. Plus, Rotary Club Central offers an individual user experience, allowing club leaders to plan and evaluate what is important to their own clubs, like membership activities or Rotary Citation goals. You can even enter your Rotary Foundation giving goals in local currency.
Rotary Club Central is also a great tool for succession planning. Club leaders change annually, so the historical record of goals and achievements eases the transition and ensures continuity. It’s just one way to boost trust between members and club leaders, because everyone has access to the same data and is working together to achieve the same goals.
The Rotary Club Central upgrade will happen seamlessly, which means you don’t have to do anything. All data already in the platform will automatically migrate into the new system. Additional updates about the new Rotary Club Central will be posted on My Rotary in the near future.
Did you ever try to yo-yo? This speaker discovered his talent and with 10,000 hours of practicing became the world's expert.
Why you should listen
At 14, BLACK picked up his first yo-yo. Initially he couldn't do even the easiest trick -- but after one week of practicing, he realized: I could be good at this. Very good. Four years later (and 10,000 hours of practicing), he took the title of 2001 world champion. And then ... he gave it up. Went to school, got a job. But he missed the passion of performing. He realized: "I want to do this: Entertain, and bring excitement and joy to people with the yo-yo."
Returning to competition after six years, he won the 2007 World Yo-Yo Contest in the artistic performance category. After that, he started dance and acrobatic training to create a new form of performing and art. Imagine a yo-yo performance graceful and thrilling enough to pass the audition for Cirque du Soleil ... while being fast and precise enough to pull a tablecloth out from under a stack of champagne glasses!
President Dree Miller, "My small contribution of 54 blankets for Rotary Layette bags for Nicaragua I finished hemming today. I feel great that they will be wrapping up with love the tiny lives that will come to this world. Other Rotarians are doing the same, because we care that these newborns need all gestures of love they can get. If you are reading this and would like to know of big or small ways to make changes in the world, let me know and I'll tell you how to join a team of Rotarians." Thank you, Dree, for being a great example of a Rotarian who is generous of her time and talent!
Tickets will not be available the day of the event so purchase your tickets today! Bring your favorite snack. Dogs are welcome in kayaks too! (space permitting)
A valid ID is required for participation and participants will need to sign a liability waiver.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
HURSDAY APRIL 20 – SUNDAY APRIL 23 2017.
LA TORETTA LAKE RESORT AND SPA (www.latorrettalakeresort.com)
47 MINUTES FROM 610 NORTH TO THE FACILITY
OUSTANDING ROOM RATE – ALL SUITES MAIN TOWER @ $139 OR LAKE VILLAS @ $159 / NIGHT (LAKE VILLAS CONSIST OF 2 ROOMS, $159 EACH). GOLF COTTAGES (2 ROOMS IN EACH) ALSO AVAILABLE AT $139 PER ROOM PER NIGHT.
MAKE CAREFUL NOTE THAT WE HAVE ONLY 32 GOLF COTTAGES AND 10 LAKE VILLAS AVAILABLE. WE HAVE 288 ROOMS IN THE MAIN TOWER. TOWER, ROOMS ARE ALL SUITES, 2 X QUEEN OR 1 X KING BED ROOMS. BOOK EARLY!!!!
ALL CONFERENCE FACILITIES IN ONE CONCISE AREA, REGISTRATION, MEALS, MEETINGS AND HALL OF FRIENDSHIP. ALL MEALS INClUDED FROM THURSDAY PM THRU SATURDAY PM.
MAXIMUM TIME TO ENJOY THE FACILITY WILL BE BUILT INTO OUR AGENDA. MAJOR SPOUSES PROGRAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! FIRST TIME ATTENDEES SPECIAL CHECK IN AND ASSISTED THROUGHOUT CONFERENCE.
GOLF COURSE ONSITE, PROBABLE FISHING COMPETITION!! NO NEED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY.
MAGNIFICENT POOL AND LAZY RIVER!!
WE GUARANTEE GREAT WEATHER!!!!
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If you have not experienced Aggie Muster before, please join us to participate or just watch.
Dress is casu. Every year on April 21st in over 300 locations around the world the Aggie family gathers to celebrate their time on campus, mourn the loss of current students and alumni who have died during the previous year and, most moving, answer the Roll Call for the Absent with a “Here” symbolizing that while that Aggie is no longer with us physically they are always present in spirit.
The largest Muster ceremony in the world is held on campus at College Station where 12,000 people will attend. At that Muster the names of all Aggies who have died in the world during the previous year will be called and answered with a “here” by family, friends or sometimes strangers. This symbolizes that all Aggies are family.
This tradition, started April 21, 1903, truly sets Texas A&M apart from other institutions of higher learning. The most famous Muster in history took place in 1942 on the island of Corregidor where Brigadier General George F. Moore ’08 and Major Tom Dooley ’35 gathered 25 other Aggies on the Island. Despite fierce fighting as the Japanese laid siege to the island, a roll call was held. Ultimately 12 of the 27 survived the battle and the P.O.W. camps to which the survivors were sent.
A reporter sent the story to the US and the event captured the imagination of the public. It is said that the Muster helped boost the spirits of Americans at a time it was badly needed. In recognition, on Easter morning in 1946 15,000 Aggies gathered at Kyle Field to hear General Dwight D. Eisenhower speak and the World War II Roll Call of the Absent as comrades answered “Here” for 900 Aggies killed in the war. Four Aggies who received the Medal of Honor were among the names called.
Because we realize that District Conference is tightly scheduled and very busy, our ceremony will be brief. Anyone, Aggie or not, may add the name of an Aggie who has died during the previous year and can answer the roll and hold a carnation for them. We appreciate District Governor Eric Liu for his willingness to allow us to participate in this time honored tradition without leaving the facility.
Hosted by the Rotary E-Club 9920 Francophone and the Rotary E-Club of Houston D5890, Texas USA.
Location: Der Biergarten 300 Marietta St. SW (walking distance from Convention center).
Lederhosen optional to get your oompa on.
For more information contact:
Jean-Louis Nguyen Qui tél. +33 608 923 420 email. email@example.com
Adriane Miller tél. +1 (503) 593-4364 email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.com - search for Rotary e-club party in Atlanta.
Membership Chair 2016-2017
Rotary e-Club of Houston, Texas, USA