Barry Rassin selected 2018-19 Rotary president


11 August 2017

A roundup of Rotary news

Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19
Rotary president

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New
Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for
President of Rotary International for 2018-19, and will be
declared president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates
have been suggested. Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death
in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International

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2019-20 Rotary
president selected

Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur,
Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for
President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared
the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates
have been suggested. A Rotarian since 1980, Maloney has served
as an RI director; trustee and vice chair of The Rotary Foundation;
president’s aide; zone coordinator; and a leader on the Future
Vision and 2014 Sydney Convention Committees.


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Rotary clubs go wild
for wildlife conservation

Every day, species across the planet become extinct.
From the tiny western pygmy possum to African elephants, Rotary
members across Australia, New Zealand, and the South West Pacific
are fighting to preserve and protect our natural world. Read about
some of their wildlife projects.


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Membership Month

3 formats that
increased our member participation

The Rotary Club of Rochester, Minnesota, USA,
realized they needed to do something to address declining
attendance. They decided to create three new meeting formats,
including a speed networking session and a format that allows
members to meet in a variety of locations closer to their jobs but
be connected for part of the meeting through a live Facebook feed.
Read our latest in a series of blog posts on club flexibility for
Membership and New Club Development Month.


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Have an idea for a
breakout session?

Organize a
breakout session at the Toronto convention. Breakout sessions can
inspire attendees, and help them polish their leadership skills and get
new ideas for projects, fundraising, strengthening membership, and
more. Submit a proposal online by 1 October.

First impressions

for our free webinar, First Impressions Matter: The Membership
Experience, and learn valuable best practices and resources to help
you improve your first impressions with prospective and new members.
The webinar takes place Thursday, 31 August, at 12:30 Chicago
time (UTC-5).





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