Why and how to host a Rotary Day

In an effort to increase membership by 100,000 this year, RI President Gary C.K. Huang is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days.

"We need to showcase our good work to everyone in the community," says Huang. "Rotary Days need to be fun and all-inclusive... Let's give people the opportunity to experience what it's like to make a difference."

Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day. In fact, several clubs and districts already have hosted picnics, concerts, parades, and other Rotary Day events. In addition, the Rotary Board of Directors and other senior leaders will facilitate several national Rotary Days in 2014-15.

Check out the new Rotary Days webpage for additional information, including tips about planning a Rotary Day, a calendar of Rotary Days scheduled around the world, information on how to receive a special award from your district governor, and details about a worldwide video contest.

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