Membership & Public Relations Seminars
Rotary International has awarded a $7,500 Public Relations Grant to District 7150, based on a radio campaign proposal submitted by DG Larry Calabrese and his PR Committee.
Jan. 28, 2009 - The District P.R. Committee announces the following schedules that were placed and announcements that were sent to the stations.
WLZW 2/2, 2/16, 3/2 and 3/16 for four weeks and a total of $2,568.00
WIBX 2/2, 2/16 and 3/2 for three weeks and a total of $1,030.00
WODZ 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16 and 3/30 for five weeks and a total of $1,180.00
WSEN 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23 and 4/6 for five weeks and a total of $5,250.00
The total investment is $10,030.00. - submitted by George Carpenter
January 19th, 2009 - The proposal calls for using targeted radio stations, which reach across the district, to raise awareness of the good Rotary does and thereby support member recruitment. The one-month campaign would use RI's Humanity in Motion radio spots, customized for the district. The spots would include a district tag line pointing listeners to a website to learn more about Rotary and find clubs close to them. As part of RI requirements, the district would match one-third of the grant, or $2,500, bringing the total to $10,000 for the campaign. RI said more than half of the districts world-wide applied for PR grants, with over $6.6 million being awarded.
A goal of the district campaign is to support clubs needing members or conducting membership drives. The PR Committee is looking at the February/March or March/April timeframe for launching the campaign, and wants to target professional men and women by using certain stations that rank high in the marketplace in the 35 to 60 age group while also skewing to a younger audience. The committee identified a larger Syracuse station that covers the western and central part of the district, and smaller Utica area stations that cover the eastern to central part of the district. PR Committee members include Anita Brown, DG Larry, George Carpenter, Dominic Passalacqua, Bob Stronach.
by Jenny Doane
The invitation that went out to all club President’s is reproduced at the end of this issue of the Credo so you can see exactly what they received. It is imperative that we all strive to meet the goal that our clubs have set for membership. There are only six more months in which to do this. So, let’s get our ASK in gear!
me (Jenny Doane) or Donna Scuderi
if you would like to attend either or both of these meetings. The seating
is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible because we have to have
a head count for food. You will be learning how to attract members to
your club and retain these members as well.There will be prizes, fun,
and lots of enjoyment at these meetings. I guarantee that you will come
away with a new attitude and great ideas to get new members into your
APRIL 26, 2008
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION!
We were thrilled to get an invitation from Daniel Mooers, that as there was funding left over from the 2007 R. I. President's Membership Seminar, RIVP Mike McGovern was offering it to Governor's to hold an additional Membership Seminar this year. Thus, our plans for this April 26th, 2008 event!
Membership Co-Chairs, Bob Craig, from the Baldwinsville RC and Dennis Schonewetter, from the Rome Rotary Club, are both available to come into your Club and help you achieve your membership goals & your Club's Presidential Citation, as are our Assistant Governor's!
We are honored that Dan Mooers [Maine] has agreed to be a presenter for us and to be our luncheon keynote speaker. If you've never heard Dan's speech on his grandparents, and how that pertains to Rotary, you're in for a learning treat! Also presenting at this Special Membership Celebration will be Dave Benson [Vermont], the 2006-08 Regional R. I. Membership Coordinator.
Chair, Executive Committee of the Board 1995-96 Dan Mooers received his B.A. degree in Government and Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C. While in college he was honored by appointment to the first White House Seminar program initiated by President John F. Kennedy.
He later worked in the office of United States Senator Edmund S. Muskie and served as a member of the United States Capitol Police. Returning to Maine, Dan graduated from the University of Maine Law School with a J.D. degree (cum laude) and was an editor of the Maine Law Review. He has undertaken graduate work at the University of Southern Maine and at Harvard Law School. Except for a period when he served as a Special Assistant for Legal Affairs to Maine's Governor, Dan has been engaged in the private practice of law, concentrating in litigation and dispute resolution. He was a founding Sponsor of the American Civil Justice Foundation and has been featured in Marquis' "Who's Who in American Law".
In his community of South Portland, Dan has served on a number of Boards and Commissions and is the recipient of the "City Council Award" for service to his community. He also has served on the Board of Visitors for the Maine Mens' Correctional Center. Dan served as an incorporator, founding Director and Clerk of the Susan B. Curtis Foundation and also served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Samantha Smith Foundation. He served as a director of the Downeast Chapter, National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and has been active in other local charities.
A Rotarian since 1970, Dan has been the President and Secretary of his club, and served in many capacities in his Rotary district. In 1989 Dan chaired the first Northeast Multi-District PETS. He was the first District Governor of District 778 in 1990-91 and has served as the chair of numerous district committees, including chair of the district’s Polio Eradication Campaign Committee. Dan was appointed twice by RI Presidents as an International Assembly Group Discussion Leader. He served as Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for USCB Zones 6, 8 & 12 (1992-94), as a Presidential Information Counselor (1992-94) and as Coordinator of RI President Clifford Dochterman’s “Salute to Rotary.” Dan was selected as a Director of Rotary International for the 1994-96 Rotary years, and was elected by the Board as Chairman of its Executive Committee for 1995-96, and as a member of the Joint Committee of the Foundation Trustees and the Board.
Following his term as RI Director, Dan has twice served as a member of the RI President's Advisory Committee, twice as a member of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International, and multiple years as a member of the Council on Legislation Study Committee, the RI Constitution and Bylaws Committee, the International Assembly Committee, the African Presidential Conference Committee, the Committee for Development of Rotary in China and the Committee to Develop a Strategic Plan and Guidelines for Partnerships. He has been called upon by R.I. Presidents to act as an Advisor to the R.I. Convention Committee and to the Committee to Study the Structure of The Rotary Foundation. Dan also served as Vice Chair of The Rotary Foundation’s Partnering and Sponsorship Committee and he has chaired the President’s Special Service Support Committee. From December 1, 1999 to March 30, 2002 he served as the Aide to RI President Richard D. King. He has served as a member and chair of Rotary International’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee, an elected member and then Member-at-Large for the Council on Legislation and as a member and Chair of the RI Elections Review Committee. During the current Rotary year, Dan is a member of the Rotary Foundation’s Centennial History Committee and the Zone 31 Coordinator of the Foundation’s PolioPlus Partners Task Force. In July 2007 he chaired RI President Wilf Wilkinson’s Presidential Conference at Villanova University, Pennsylvania.
A recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self Award”, The Rotary Foundation Trustees' Distinguished Service Award and Citation for Meritorious Service, Dan has been a featured speaker at Rotary’s International Assembly, Presidential Peace Conferences, numerous District Assemblies, PETS, District Conferences, Zone Institutes, Rotary Foundation Seminars, and other Rotary functions throughout the world. He has worked in and inspected projects of The Rotary Foundation in numerous countries, including China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, South Africa and Vanuatu. Dan also has served several times as a Rotary Foundation Volunteer, including an extended assignment in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, working with emerging non-profit groups and lecturing at universities in Novosibirsk, Academgoradok, Barnaul and Tomsk, and also as Rotary International’s representative and spokesperson at the Polio Eradication National Immunizations Days in the West African nations of Ghana and Togo and Dan and his wife, Shirley, also together served in a volunteer assignment in Zimbabwe.
Shirley was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Breakwater Daybreak (South Portland-Cape Elizabeth) and is currently an Assistant Governor of District 7780. Dan and Shirley share five children and sixteen grandchildren. Alexandra, the oldest grandchild, was the youngest Foundation Benefactor at the age of 6 weeks. Dan and Shirley are major donors to The Rotary Foundation
David C. Benson, 2006-08 Regional R. I. Membership Coordinator
Dave was born on the island of Molokai, Hawai’i, and was raised there and in Honolulu. He earned a Police Science degree from the University of Hawai’i, a BS in Sociology, summa cum laude from Chaminade College and in 2000, earned a Masters in Education from Castleton State College. He had a 32 year career with the Honolulu Police Department, retiring in 1993 as Major. He moved to Wells, Vermont and accepted the position of Chief of Police in Castleton, VT where he developed a town police department. In 1998, he retired for the second time and now works occasionally as a Deputy Sheriff for Rutland County.
In 1991, Dave joined the Honolulu Rotary Club and after moving to Vermont, joined the Fair Haven Rotary Club, serving as Club President in 2001-2002. He has set up two ongoing Interact Clubs for the Fair Haven and Poultney Rotary Clubs. He is a multiple PHF, a member of the PH Society and Bequest Society. He has served as Assistant District Governor, on the GSE and Ambassadorial Scholarship Committees and, in 2003 initiated and chaired the District Polio Eradication Relay, raising nearly a quarter million dollars. In 2004-2005, Dave served as the District Governor and in 2006, named as Regional Rotary International Membership Coordinator. He also serves as the District Foundation Chair, District Trainer and 2009 District Conference Chair.
Dave has been active in a wide variety of volunteer
community work including, with Merry Lee Corwin, establishing an adolescent
residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, staging numerous
large public running events, raising a million dollars for the Honolulu
Symphony and founding First Night Honolulu for 100,000 participants.
Dave enjoys traveling, golf and his Harley Davidson.
AUGUST 18, 2007 MEMBERSHIP & P. R. SEMINAR
Our 2007-2008 Rotary year District 7150 Membership & Public Relations Seminar was held at Dibbles Inn, Vernon, on Saturday, August 18, 2007. Attendees were provided with tools & tips to attract new members and keep current members, learned about the criteria for Award and Recognition Programs for both large and small clubs, including an RI Membership Development and Extension Award, RI Recognition of Membership Development Initiatives, and Recognition of Smaller Club Membership Growth Award.
They found out how to earn the brand new Rotary Sponsor Pin - pictured above! They learned how their Club can take part in this year's new R. I. grants designed to assist districts in reaching the general public by promoting Rotary. AND they were presented with one of the beautiful Membership pins!
PLUS they got exciting news on how they could market your business with an Ad in our District Directory!
Speakers came in from outside the district to help Governor Marlene, our District Membership Chair Bob Craig, & our District P. R. Chair Bob Stronach present you with an exciting and informative session are Rotary International Regional Membership Chair PDG Carolyn Pierce, and R. I. Zone former Membership Chair Peter Brellochs! PDG Ward Vuillemot, District Alumni Chair, will have a list of potential members for our district clubs.
After this Seminar, our District Rotarians were ready to "Blast to the Future" in your Club! Register now to take advantage of the reduced pre-registration fee. (first registrants got their choice of breakout sessions to attend)!
August 18th, 2007
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form and please include
this timely information in your meeting announcements and club newsletters.
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President 2007-08 Wilf Wilkinson invited us to
The R.I. Presidential Conference was held at beautiful Villanova University. This conference presented a unique opportunity to participate in substantial and essential discussions with the worldwide President of Rotary International and other Rotary leaders to develop strategies at the local club level for meeting changes in our communities and to fit the shifting demographics of North America. The focus was on the need for change, and practical ways to increase membership, retain existing members, and extend Rotary through new clubs. Everyone who cares about Rotary's future and is concerned about the decline in club membership in the northeast United States and Canada wanted to attend this critically important - Presidential Conference and share the magic of Rotary.
This Presidential Conference, convened by RI Vice President 2007-08 Mike McGovern, focused on club and growth. It was designed for: Club Presidents, Club Membership Chairs, District Membership Chairs, District Governors, Assistant District Governors. Every Rotarian concerned with club growth RI President-elect Wilf Wilkinson asked that the cost of this Presidential Conference be kept to a minimum in order that it will be affordable for all Rotarians. Accordingly, the $85.00 per person registration fee included the Conference, all materials and three meals - Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and a special Saturday luncheon with RI President Wilf.
Download: R.I. Mbrsp Seminar Registration form
Download Seminar flyer with hotel information
Download: Villanova Univ accomodations form
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