RI President Gary C.K. Huang is urging all Rotary members to Light Up Rotary by organizing a Rotary Day in 2014-15. The concept is simple: hold a fun, informal event in your community to introduce the public to your club and Rotary. You’ll not only improve Rotary’s image in your community, you’ll also boost interest in joining your club.
Host a Rotary Day
Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event -- even entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day. Here are some ideas for your Rotary Day:
- An outdoor picnic or barbecue
- A sporting event or concert
- An event associated with a public parade or festival
- An event at a museum, art gallery, or cultural center
- A reception or buffet dinner
Find more tips for planning a Rotary Day in the Rotary Days brochure.
National Rotary Days
The Rotary Board of Directors and other senior leaders will facilitate several national Rotary Days in 2014-15. These events will demonstrate Rotary’s relevance in today’s world and highlight our good work.
Rotary Days calendar
Find information about Rotary Days happening around the world. All information is provided by individual Rotary Day organizers. Contact the organizers to confirm event details.
To add your Rotary Day event to the calendar, send the following information to email@example.com:
- Sponsoring Rotary club or district name
- City, state/province, and country
- Date and time of event
- Contact information (email address or event website)
Rotary Days recognition for your club
Host a Rotary Day in 2014-15 and you could receive a special award from your district governor. All district governors will receive an award template to customize for participating clubs.
Rotary Days Video Contest
If your club or district hosts a Rotary Day, here’s a little incentive to shoot video. Huang will recognize one prize-winning club or district with a special award plaque. The winning video, along with other finalists hand-selected by the RI president, will be featured on Rotary.org and possibly at the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
- Be no more than three minutes long
- Be in English or have English subtitles
- Appear on YouTube
How to enter
To enter the contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2015. Include a link to the Rotary Day video you’ve uploaded to YouTube and a brief description of the video.
Rotary Days photos
Share your Rotary Day photos on social media using #RotaryDay, or upload them to your Flickr stream and share it with Rotary on our Family of Rotary Flickr group. Tell us who is in each photo and where it was taken, and you just might see it on Rotary media, including in The Rotarian and regional magazines.