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postheadericon Does Your District Have An E-Club?

Rotary eClub World WideRotary Club Radio is highly supportive of cutting edge ideas that move Rotary forward. One of the trends in Rotary is something called an eClub. Currently, there are over 60 Rotary eClubs around the world. That is truly amazing, considering eClubs are so new in the Rotary mindset.

What is a eClub?

An eClub is an official Rotary Club chartered within a Rotary District, but it doesn’t have a physical location like a traditional Rotary Club.  Instead, an eClub is open to members from anywhere in the world – as long as the prospective member lives within a Rotary District.

One of Rotary’s newest eClubs being formed is in District 5960.  It is called the “Rotary eClub World Wide of District 5960“.  The leaders of this new eClub hope to have enough prospective members to charter soon. According to Don Craighead, sponsoring Rotarian for District 5960, there are many reasons someone would choose an eClub over a traditional club.

First, an eClub allows you to participate at your convenience. Today’s busy professionals are not always available to attend a meeting at the same time each week and an eClub allows members to attend an online meeting 24/7, 365 days a year.  This format is appealing to younger professionals and retirees.  Second, an eClub may be more affordable than a traditional club. Because eClubs don’t require you to buy a meal at the meeting, the cost savings can be passed onto members.  Third, members who are unable to travel due to handicap or injury are now able to join Rotary and participate in membership from their own home computer.

Rotary International recognizes that business professionals are busy and may travel as part of their business responsibilities. They also realize that many professionals want to be a part of an organization like Rotary, but are unable to commit due to the necessary attendance requirements of a traditional club.  Rotary’s make up policy allows members to attend other clubs to make up for missing their home club.  An eClub member would be able to do that if they choose, but everyone can benefit from the eClubs existence because anyone can do a make up online via an eClub meeting.

According to the Rotary eClub World Wide’s website:

Rotary eClub’s are meant to open the door of Rotary to people who are unable to commit to a traditional Rotary Club that meets at a specific time and location every week.  Joining an eClub allows you to attend the online meeting when it works best for you.  You are also free to join the eClub of your choice, World Wide, as long as you live in a Rotary District around the world.

If you are interested in finding more out about a Rotary eClub or specifically the Rotary eClub World Wide – visit: http://rotaryeclubww.org

Video | How can Rotary stay relevant to its younger members?

postheadericon Come Fly With Us with Major Tamara Barlette

Come Fly With Us | Two women. Two pilots. Two extraordinary stories.

University of Minnesota graduate Tamara Barlette, became an Air Force Major, pilot, and is now the director of training at Laughlin Air Force Base.

Elizabeth “Betty Wall” Strohfus was a Women Air Force Service Pilot.

Now, you have the opportunity to hear Major Barlette and Elizabeth Strofus speak at Come Fly With Us – a unique conversation with two women pilots, hosted by Deputy Director of the Minnesota Historical Society, Andrea Kajer.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required!

Come Fly With Us
Monday, July 15
10:00 – 11:30 am
Saint Paul, MN

Registration: contact Laura Lee Goblirsch at laura.goblirsch@mnsu.edu

Submitted by:

Don Craighead
Roseville Rotary Club

postheadericon Peace Through Service by Alex Cirillo, Jr. – Rotary 5960

Rotary 5960 District Conference

Song: Peace Through Service
by: Alex Cirillo, Jr.

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Video: Peace Through Service

postheadericon 039 Rotary Club Radio 2013 GSE Team Interview – District 2240 – Czech Republic & Slovakia

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview 6 special guests. The 2013 GSE Team from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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GSE Team being interviewed by Kirk Anderson of Rotary Club Radio. Photo by: Greg Marsten

Featured Segment

This is the live video feed from the interview.

Rotary Club Radio was privileged to have the opportunity to interview the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team (GSE Team) from the Czech Republic and Slovakia on April 10, 2013 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

The GSE program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.

As a GSE team member, each participant travels with their team to areas of different countries. Teams will enjoy a four to six week experience of the host country’s culture and institutions, observing how their vocations are practiced abroad, developing personal and professional relationships, and exchanging ideas.

During their 4-6 week tour, participants will experience five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families.

Each team member’s travel expenses are paid for through the Foundation, via the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Hosting Rotarians provide meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.

District 5960 is excited to host the 2013 Inbound GSE Team from District 2240 – Czech Republic and Slovakia.  I look forward to interviewing the group and hearing more about their experiences in America, what they’ve seen and what is yet to come.

Now, allow me to introduce the members of the the GSE Team:

Martin Barcik – Team Leader
Journalist, Editor in Chief

Ladislav Vonz –Team Member
Journalist, Editor in chief

Stanilav Jurik –Team Member
Radio Announcer

Vanda Kasova – Team Member
Journalist

Verdnicka Sevcikova – Team Member
Journalist

Linda Salajkova – Team member
Writer, Journalist

2013 GSE Team Rotary Club Radio

2013 GSE Team visit to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club. Photo by: Greg Marsten

2013 GSE Team

2013 GSE Team presenting at the first of many Rotary Club Visits. Photo by: Greg Marsten

 

GSE-Team

 

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postheadericon Rotary Club Radio Interview with GSE Team from Czech Republic and Slovakia – April 10 at 10am CST

Rotary Club RadioPlease visit: Rotary Club Radio Episode 39 to view the recording of Episode 39 and view the show notes.

 

postheadericon 038 Rotary Club Radio Healing Haiti

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview 3 guests, Jeff Gacek, Cathy Le Vahn, and Bob Morse and we discuss an international project called, “Healing Haiti” – a compassionate mission to help the people of Haiti with food, water, education and economics.

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Length: 31 min.

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Healing Haiti Logo

Special Guests:

  • Jeff Gacek – Founder of Healing Haiti and Grace Village.
  • Cathy Le Vahn – Aquaponic, Sponsorship
  • Bob Morse – Past President of White Bear Lake Rotary Club & Healing Haiti Rotary Project Coordinator

Our guest speakers tell us the story of Healing Haiti and Grace Village, a project that the White Bear Lake Rotary and several other clubs helped fund through a matching Rotary International Grant.

Healing Haiti is a sustainable project that incorporates education, feeding the poor, economic development, and clean water.  In this episode you learn about:

  • Aquaponics
  • Growing vegetables without soil
  • Drilling wells and hitting salt water
  • Why do you help Haitians vs. just doing it for them
  • Using fish to create vegetable gardens
  • Sustainable farming project
  • Fundraising for $24,000 a project

Healing Haiti Project

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postheadericon Rotary Global Peace Forum in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

The Rotary Club of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, is hosting a Rotary Global Peace Forum on May 24-26 2013.

Derry-Londonderry is the UK City of Culture 2013 and to celebrate this and as this city has come through many years of conflict, we have undertaken to host this Peace Forum. We have a website which is www.rotaryglobalpeaceforumderry-londonderry.com and our club website is www.londonderryrotary.org.

Our Facebook is www.facebook.com/londonderry.rotary and Twitter is @LDerryRotary. We would be so grateful for a like/follow!

Press Release

Global Peace Forum Derry~Londonderry Coming at the Right Time

 The Rotary Club of Londonderry in partnership with the University of Ulster’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), will host a Global Peace Forum from 24th – 26th May 2013.  The Forum is part of Rotary’s year of Peace through Service.   The aim of the Derry~Londonderry Forum is to contribute to Reconciliation, Learning and Full Self Expression for those involved in peacemaking and peacebuilding throughout the world.

Derry or Londonderry – one place with two names – has an intriguing story and a special place in the history of Ireland, Britain and the world. From Colmcille through the siege of Derry and the plantation of Ulster to World War II; from the Civil Rights Marches through Bloody Sunday to the emerging Peace Process and the cessation of violence – Derry is the place where these significant episodes were thought about, fought about and worked through, shaping the histories of Ireland, Britain, America and the rest of the world.

2013 is a landmark year for the Derry~Londonderry, the Rotary Club of Londonderry, Peace studies at the local University and the Northern Irish peace process.  It is:

  • The 15th anniversary of the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement;
  • The year that Derry will celebrate its designation as the UK’s first ever City of Culture;
  • The 400th anniversary of the granting of the city’s charter and the name Londonderry;
  • The 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Londonderry; and
  • The 20th anniversary of the founding of INCORE, the University of Ulster’s centre of excellence in peace studies; and

President of the Club, Gavin Killeen says ‘We have designed a stimulating programme, which will provide delegates with the opportunity to engage with local and international peacemakers, political, community and business leaders, in the context of the ongoing culturally-led regeneration underway in this historic city’.

Sessions on the Northern Irish peace process will offer delegates a unique opportunity to witness peacebuilding as it unfolds, with participation from many of those who have made, and continue to make peace in Northern Ireland a reality.

Speakers confirmed include Rotary International world president Sakuji Tanaka, Roelf Mayer (Chief Negotiator for the South African National Party), Juan Jose Ibarretxe (former Basque President); ChouChou Namagabe (Gender Activist in Congo) and John Cullinane (US Entrepreneur involved in the Northern Irish Peace Process).  These speakers will be joined by political, business and community leaders from Ireland, North and South.

President Killeen adds ‘Although much has been achieved in making peace in Northern Ireland, there are still sensitive issues to deal with so we can embed the peace and build social cohesion here. This Forum provides Rotarians with a chance to observe Northern Ireland’s journey from conflict, through reconciliation to peace, in the context of other International Peace Initiatives’.

Details on the event can be accessed via www.rotaryglobalpeaceforumderry-londonderry.com   where you can register online for the Forum and the Gala Dinner.

postheadericon Rotary Ethics Workshop Expansion Program

Are you interested in ethics and teaching ethics?  Here is very well done example of a workshop on ethics for your enjoyment.

Dr. Jerry Kjergaard interviews Jim Overocker & Lyle Tollefsrud of the Eagan Rotary Ethics Workshop Expansion Program.  Part 2 includes appeances by WHS students Mallory Loge, Megan Rudnick & Willmar Rotarian, Dana Rucker.  Willmar HS

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Leave your comments below on your thoughts on ethics! We look forward to hearing from you.

postheadericon 037 Rotary Club Radio The Trust Edge with David Horsager

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview David Horsager, international speaker and author of the book, “The Trust Edge.”

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Length: 34.5 min.

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David HorsagerDavid Horsager, M.A., C.S.P, is an author, entrepreneur, professor, and award-winning keynote speaker who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust.

David’s signature speech and book, The Trust Edge, have inspired leaders and motivated teams toward greater results on four continents and across the U.S.

Today we’re going to be talking to David Horsager about his book, “The Trust Edge.”  I am totally excited to bring this interview to Rotary Club Radio, because after reading just a portion of The Trust Edge, I knew its message would resonate with Rotarians around the world.

The Trust Edge delivers a comprehensive plan to successfully implement the building of trust in an organization or relationship.  His 8 Pillars of Trust are a break through for success in the board room, office, marriage, or friendship.  Trust is a key component of life.

The 8 Pillars of Trust

  1.  Consistency: The little things done consistently make for leaders being followed, increased sales and retention, and a higher level of trust. Consistency is the way brands are built and character is revealed.
  2.  Clarity: People trust the clear and mistrust or distrust the ambiguous. Be clear about your mission, purpose, expectations, and daily activities. When people are clear about the mission they do the little things differently. A clear mission unifies and inspires. When we are clear about priorities on a daily basis we become productive and effective.
  3.  Compassion: Think beyond yourself. Never underestimate the power of sincerely caring. It is the reason we trust our mothers over some salespeople. We are skeptical if the salesperson really has our best interest in mind. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is not just an old saying; it is a bottom-line truth. If followed, it builds trust.
  4.  Character: Do what is right over what is easy. Character is a mix of two things. One is integrity, which means being the same from beliefs to words to actions. The other is moral character. Take the high road in every interaction.
  5.  Contribution: Few things build trust quicker than actual results. Be a contributor who delivers real results.
  6.  Competency: Staying fresh, relevant and capable builds trust. The humble teachable person keeps learning new and better ways of doing things. They stay current on ideas and trends. There is always more to learn so make a habit of reading, learning, and listening to fresh information.
  7.  Connection: People want to follow, buy from, and be around friends. People become friends when they build connections. Ask questions. Listen. Life, work,and trust are about relationships. All relationships are best built by establishing genuine connection.
  8.  Commitment: Stick with it through adversity. Followers trusted General Patton; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Gandhi; Jesus; and George Washington because they saw commitment. They saw sacrifice for the greater good. Commitment reveals and builds trust.

Special Event | Book Launch Party

You are invited to be a part of the biggest book launch of the year!

Come join hundreds of business leaders, athletes and media personalities in celebrating The Trust Edge, by David Horsager on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4-8pm.

Downtown Barnes & Noble, 801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

At 6pm, there will be a brief program, including an author interview by KSTP’s sports anchor Joe Schmit.

Olympic Gold Medalists | Business Leaders | Minnesota Celebrities | Hall of Famers

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Don’t forget to email a copy of your receipt to ryan@davidhorsager.com to receive all the bonuses David talked about in the interview!

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postheadericon 036 Rotary Club Radio Northern Waters Literacy

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Jill Leahy and Leanne Waterworth of Northern Waters Literacy from right here in Northwestern Wisconsin.

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Rotary Minute

Before we get into today’s featured segment, I want to acknowledge that we are in a new Rotary Year and we have a new Rotary International President.  Rotary Club Radio want to congratulate and welcome our Rotary International President Tanaka.  Thank you for your willingness to lead and serve in the great organization.

I also want to thank Past Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee for his year of dedicated service above self!

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Today we’re going to be talking about Literacy, which is a an important part of what Rotary International strives to support, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight an organization that is doing well, despite the challenges of working in small – rural area in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Northern Waters Literacy mission is:

“Enriching the quality of life and learning for adults and families through individualized literacy instruction, personal relationships, and community building.”

Topics Include:

  • Funds – How do you raise funds for your program?
    • Grants
    • Foundation
    • In-Kind donations·
    • Other Income
  • Budget
    • Programs
    • 501c(3) –
    • In-kind  What is an in-kind expense?
    • Support Services

Programs/Services offered

  • Tutoring
  • Tutor Training

Importance of Volunteers

  • The economy make volunteers invaluable.

Gauging the success of the program

  • Tracking
  • Assessments
  • In-takes
  • Awards

Success Story

  • Jill B.

What are your organizations biggest needs/wish list?

  • Volunteers
  • Money
  • Equipment

What kind of person makes good volunteer?

Enjoy the show!

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Contact:

  • Jill or LeeAnn at: 715-405-7323

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Copyright 2012