The purpose of weekly Rotary Educator Moments is to give members and guest a deeper insight into the different activities and projects that Rotary is involved.
Here you will find past Rotary Educator Moments prepared and presented by Past RI Zone Director, Past DG and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads, Joe Mulkerrin. Enjoy!
The below excerpts come from Rotary’s Annual Report. Takes a few bucks to run an organization consisting of 1.2 million members in 35 thousand clubs. Somewhat above my paygrade. If you have any questions, let me know and I can forward the you the Report. R/Joe
There is no point in having a weekly Educator Moment unless each Member participates to some extent. Today’s test is not meant to be some sort of “gotcha”. Rather, it is meant to encourage all Members, long time and relatively new, to expend 5 minutes or so to keep abreast of old and new Rotary happenings.
Rotary uses its members’ skills and passion to build awareness, fundraise, and encourage governments to donate to and support polio eradication efforts. Over one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio.
Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of the peace centers.
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,200 fellows.
Related imageThe current Manual of Procedure which includes the updated Standard Rotary Club Constitution covers the Meeting Requirement. You can visit then hover over “Learning & Reference” then select “Governance Documents” from the drop down menu (third column from the left).
Virginia offers more than 250 Unique Plates for our citizens. These plates represent colleges and universities, branches of the military, localities and special interest organizations such as conservationists, professional organizations and hobbyists. And … Rotary International.
Unique Costs = $10 initially & annually $10.
This volume constitutes the first known codification of the general and permanent policies of Rotary International.  The decisions of the RI Board, the RI Conventions, and the RI Councils on Legislation in establishing such policies have been collected and compiled since 1910, but without any systematic arrangement.  Thousands of decisions were reviewed in preparing this Code, and many were found to be duplicative or outdated.  However, several hundred were found to still be in effect, and they are set forth in the Code.
Image result for rotary fellowshipsRotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
RI PRES. M. MALONEY Excerpts from NOV THE ROTARIAN Rotary Day at the United Nations, which is celebrated each November, is an important reminder of the historic relationship between our organizations. But this year’s event is even more important than usual, because we are building up to the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter in June 2020.
Classifications:  Rotary uses a classification system to establish and maintain a vibrant cross-section or representation of the community's business, vocational, and professional interests among members and to develop a pool of resources and expertise to successfully implement service projects.
Harry Ruggles was the fifth man to join Paul Harris in conversation that led to the formation of the first Rotary club in Chicago in 1905. Harry was a fellow who enjoyed singing. At an early meeting of the fledgling group, Harry jumped on a chair and urged everyone to join him in song.
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Image result for rotary annual givingThe Annual Programs Fund is the primary source of unrestricted support for the programs of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Rotary is different from most community-based organizations partly because the other civic organizations often have professional executives who work for or with the board members. That gives the organization continuity, which is often lacking in a Rotary club.

Rotary is different because it is not only community-based but also worldwide and has developed service projects of great scope.