Rotary eClubs Gaining Momentum

Rotary eClubs Gaining Momentum

A message from the General Secretary

2016 COL delegates overwhelmingly voted to eliminate limitations on how Rotary clubs conduct their meetings.  Any Rotary club may meet in person, on-line, use both formats at the same time, or switch between on-line and in-person meetings.

E-club members have continuously and effectively provided outstanding Rotary service to their local and global communities while also giving their members excellent fellowship opportunities since the pilot began in 2004. I would like to congratulate today’s 281 e-clubs on demonstrating to the Rotary world that adaptability and flexibility to new forms of communication, fellowship, and service does work.

While references to e-clubs have been removed from Rotary’s Bylaws and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, e-clubs may continue to name and brand themselves as e-clubs to emphasize that they meet exclusively or primarily on-line.

E-clubs report that their greatest strengths are flexibility of time and mobility, diversity and internationality of membership, quality of meetings, ability to attract members who cannot make a traditional in-person meeting, friendship and fellowship, and their service projects.

Yours sincerely,

John Hewko
General Secretary, Rotary.org

 

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