Building Strong Clubs through the Club Leadership Plan

"Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true." - Lester R. Bittel (b. 1918), American writer


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Learning Objectives

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Understand key elements of the Club Leadership Plan Recognize how to apply the Club Leadership Plan through a series of best practices Discuss strategies for motivating your club to implement the Club Leadership Plan

Who is familiar with a club that has followed the Club Leadership Plan? .

How has that club benefited from the Club Leadership Plan? .

. effective clubs need operating procedures that support continuity The purpose of the Club Leadership Plan is to strengthen Rotary at the club level by providing the administrative framework of an effective club. there was a focus on the following:    Rotarians are volunteers and often very busy people. and Rotary club leadership changes annually Therefore. the Club Leadership Plan is flexible enough to support the individual needs of clubs around the world.Overview The Club Leadership Plan is the RI-recommended administrative structure for clubs based on the best practices of existing Rotary clubs. Because each Rotary club is unique. As the Club Leadership Plan was developed. The Club Leadership Plan is based on the practices of successful Rotary clubs.

and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society. High ethical standards in business and professions. goodwill. The advancement of international understanding. 4th . business. to encourage and foster: Four Avenues of Service Based on the Object of Rotary.Before COL 2004 Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal. International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. in particular. the Four Avenues of Service are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:     1st . and community life. Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.   Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club. 3rd .   . Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community. 2nd . and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Part 1: Why the CLP? .

Planning Guide Club Leadership Plan District Leadership Plan .

Relations CLP-PG Planning Guide Club Leadership Plan .

 Developing future Rotary leaders.  Service projects. .  Club public relations. and Club administration.Planning Guide The Planning Guide recommends to develop the following five elements to carry out the club s annual goals:  Membership.  The Rotary Foundation.

carrying out activities along each Avenue of Service.CLP Goal The goal of the Club Leadership Plan is to create an effective club that pursues the Object of Rotary. **** Effective clubs are able to achieve the Object of Rotary by: .

Effective clubs are able to Sustain and Increase Membership Implement Successful Service Projects Support The Rotary Foundation Develop Leaders Beyond the Club Level Club Leadership Plan Administration .

New Standing Committees* Club Board Club Administration Club Public Relations Membership Service Projects The Rotary Foundation *Additional committees can be appointed as needed on an annual basis. .

and vocational projects that address the needs of the club s community and communities in other countries. Membership This committee develops and implements a plan for recruiting and retaining club members. The Club Leadership Plan recommends appointing the following five standing committees to carry out the club s annual goals: Club administration This committee conducts all the club s administrative activities. . Service projects This committee plans and carries out educational. Club public relations This committee develops and executes a plan to provide the public with information about Rotary and promote the club s service projects and activities. The Rotary Foundation This committee develops and carries out plans to support The Rotary Foundation through financial contributions and club participation in Foundation programs. The club secretary and treasurer should be members of this committee. humanitarian.

Avenues of Service   Remain the guiding vision of Rotary clubs Addressed through the club·s annual goals .

Relations CLP-PG Club Leadership Plan District Leadership Plan .

District Support Club Board Club Administration Club Public Relations Membership Service Projects The Rotary Foundation Assistant Governors Public Relations Committee Membership Development Committee District Programs Committees The Rotary Foundation Committee .

Benefits of the Club Leadership Plan         All members have a chance to voice their opinions on the future of their club. . Renewed enthusiasm for Rotary comes from taking a fresh look at the practices of the club. Simplified club operations give members more time to focus on service and fellowship. Continuity between appointments and the club s goals eases the leadership transition from one Rotary year to the next. Club leaders have a larger group of members working to achieve the club s goals. Greater involvement of club members develops future club and district leaders. Membership retention rates increase as members have greater participation in the club s activities.

2. Develop long-range goals that address the elements of an effective club. 3. . Use the Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs to set annual goals that are in harmony with your club s long-range goals. Conduct club assemblies that involve members in the planning process and keep them informed of Rotary activities.Implementing the Plan-1 1.

Implementing the Plan-2 4. and district leaders. to ensure development of future leaders. Provide for continuity in leadership. Ensure clear communication between club leaders. including the concept succession planning. Amend club bylaws to reflect the club committee structure and roles and responsibilities of club leaders. . club members. 5. 6.

. Provide opportunities to increase fellowship among club members.Implementing the Plan-3 7. 8. Develop a comprehensive training plan. 9. Ensure that every member is active in a club project or function.

Part 2: Resources .

Resources Basic Human Resources Human Officers Resources Basic Material Resources Specific resources on the subject Specific web resources on the subject .

Basic Human Resources        Club members and leaders Past club leaders Family and friends District leaders Past district leaders Members of other Rotary Clubs RI Staff . -Abderrazak Benothman:  Club·s Assistant Governor  Lebanon PDGs ² DGN  RLI Lebanon Division chairman 2005-2008 Trainer for Lebanon 2005-2006 Jamil Mouawad: (  District Committee members  RI Staff: -Sarah Remijian: remijanS@rotaryintl.252701)  RI Zurich: -Graham Reoch: Graham.Human Officers Resources The District Governor Hassan Abbas Helmi: taskforcetransition06_07@yahoo.

Basic Material Resources       Official Directory Manual of Procedure 2004 RI Catalog -019 THE ROTARIAN or regional Rotary Magazine Rotary·s Web site at Other Manuals .

Hon.rotary.rotary.rotary.Page 2 http://www.Specific resources on the subject: nter/support/ nter/training/district_assembly.html ´The Rotarianµ April 2005 ² Page 54 ´Rotary Worldµ ² Issue 4 ²April 2005.html (President .org/languages/french/news room/downloadcenter/index. Sec and Club Committees Manuals and Questions) .html http://www.

org/languages/french/support/clubplan.Specific web resources on the subject: French: http://www.html .org/support/club/clubplan.htm l English: http://www.rotary.rotary.

Other resources Club Leadership Plan (245-EN)  Club Officers Kit (225-EN)  Manual of Procedure (035-EN)  Official Directory (007-EN)  Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws  Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs  . (2005-06) on RCs Lebanon [unofficial] (2007-08)  on PETS 2006 http://pets.6 Weblogs for your help on TRF 2005:  Http:// (2006-07) on RLI LD:  http://rlild.

Under the CLP. A plan that includes best practices of effective Rotary clubs & reflects the Planning Guide. . the Avenues of Service remain central to the work of Rotary & help clubs to focus on the main purpose of Rotary and Service Above Self.Summary:     Recommended administrative structure for Rotary clubs & not mandatory. An extension of the District Leadership Plan.

TAKE YOUR CLUB TO THE NEXT LEVEL Implement the Club Leadership Plan .