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One Rotary Summit

A One Rotary Summit (ORS) is all about the synergy among Membership, Public Image, and Humanitarian Service (The Rotary Foundation). 
Those attending the ORS will jointly develop creative ways to achieve and sustain membership growth and retention, to increase Rotary Foundation giving and project engagement, and to gain enhanced public image in their communities. 
This year’s ORS places emphasis on the synergy described above, People of Action, this year’s Rotary Theme: Be the Inspiration, and “Why Rotary?”  That synergy is explained in Welcome to ORS - a two-minute video by Jennifer Jones, past Rotary International Vice President.
There is no cost to attend this interactive event!  But we do need you to sign up by clicking here.

How is that done?

Using interactive (emphasis on ACTIVE) methods, you will be able to see the synergy that doing good in the world through service enhances the public image of Rotary and attracts new members to do good in the world.

Who is this for?

This is for ALL CLUB MEMBERS – new and experienced members.  It is suggested that all club president elects also plan on attending as the second part of their PETS training.  Since this is replacing Assembly this year, be sure to also invite your committee chairs and board members.  We also recommend that anyone who is a member of your club's membership committee to attend (And we all know we are all on the membership committee, right?)


Since ORS is only 3 hours in length, we plan on having more than one session. 

The first one will be done instead of the regular District Assembly on April 27th at 1 PM.  We are working on a venue, but have determined that the cost will be FREE

We also plan on doing a session after the District Conference in July and another one in York, Nebraska.  Watch the calendar for specifics.

What will I get out of it?

  • Be prepared to answer the question “Why Rotary”
  • Be inspired to build membership, enhance public image, and do humanitarian service through the Rotary Foundation
  • Understand the value of being a Rotarian
  • Be inspired to be a part of Rotary’s Public Image campaign “People of Action”
  • “Be the Inspiration” – living out Rotary’s theme for 2018-2019
  • Take home a One Rotary Toolkit for use in your club

How do I talk to my club about it?

  • Use this video from Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones that describes the synergy between Membership, Foundation, and Public Image.
  • Use this video made by attendees to a One Rotary Summit in District 6600. (4 minutes)
  • Graphics in your newsletter help!  Right click on any of the graphics on this page and save them or get a link to them to use in your newsletter or meeting notices.
  • Full page graphic on One Rotary Summit as PNG or PDF
  • Let us know if you can attend - use this link - sign up additional club members as your guest - you do not need to make each person register separately.