Perfect Engagement – More Valuable than Perfect Attendance

Perfect engagement is a hallmark of a healthy and vibrant Rotary Club. Perfect engagement means every Rotarian is contributing time and talent to projects that interest the individual and supports club goals. Rotary recognizes five Avenues of Service, and ideally, members will contribute in two or more of these five areas.

The first step to perfect engagement is to find out what interests a member. What are their passions? Talents? Time availability? Then the member’s sponsor, mentor or club leader can direct the member to an activity that will interest the member and benefit the club. Examples of activities in the five Avenues of Service include:

Club Service

  • club programs
  • public image
  • membership
  • officers—president, secretary, treasurer, Sergent at Arms
  • newsletter
  • member support
  • greeter
  • learning about Rotary-District Assemblies, Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), Learning Center on MyRotary
  • social events

 Vocational Service

  • member presentations to the club about their business
  • ethics presentations & activities
  • career days at a high school
  • business networking events

Community Service

  • any program addressing the needs of the local community, including:
  • literacy
  • food insecurity
  • community development

International Service

  • service in partnership with organizations and Rotary clubs in other countries
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange
  • host family for a Peace Fellow or Youth Exchange student
  • Global Scholarship program

Youth Service

  • Interact & Rotaract club support
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
  • Rotary Youth Exchange

 Let’s make our clubs Bigger * Better * Bolder with Perfect Engagement!

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