Rotary Club of North Pole

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Attracting Members to Rotary
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Let's face it - attracting members to join a service organization is not an easy task. In fact, oftentimes, we see that even though the majority of people are aware of Rotary, only a few know what Rotarians actually do. The prospective members that we try and recruit are often our friends, colleagues or family members. These are people that are easy to recruit because you share a personal relationship with them and can easily explain the work of Rotarians to them.
Attracting Members to Rotary
Rotary is all about Fellowship
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Rotary is all about Fellowship Alana Bergh
Why you need to join and promote the World’s Biggest Commercial

 

Rotary is inviting all supporters to participate in the World's Biggest Commercial. Join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Jackie Chan, Amanda Peet, and other world figures participating in Rotary's This Close campaign to raise awareness and support for polio eradication efforts. The more images it includes, the more impact the commercial will have on the world.

Why you need to join and promote the World’s Biggest Commercial Dave Gardner
Psy signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

 

South Korean pop star Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary’s “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Psy, whose world renowned "Gangnam Style" video has become the first in the history of the internet to reach and surpass one billion YouTube views, will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world by raising his thumb and forefinger in the “this close” gesture in the ad with the tagline "we're this close to ending polio."

“I grew up in a Rotary family as my father and my late grandfather were Rotary members. My grandfather was very passionate and dedicated to Rotary,” Psy said. “He had a big heart and always inspired me to help others.” Psy’s late grandfather had made substantial donations to The Rotary Foundation, the charity arm of Rotary International.

The debut of Psy’s polio eradication spot is timely as he will be featured in one of the anticipated commercials in this year’s February 3rd professional football championship game.

The Rotary awareness campaign also features public figures and celebrities including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, conservationist Jane Goodall, premier violinist Itzhak Perlman, Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman, Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, golfing great Jack Nicklaus, and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan.

Broadcast television commercials feature a mix of celebrities and non-celebrities around the world saying, “We are this close to making history. We are this close to changing the world. We are this close to ending polio—all we need is you.”

In addition to the spot, Psy has also joined Rotary’s innovative campaign to develop the World's Biggest Commercial to raise public awareness about polio eradication. Participants simply upload photos of themselves making the “this close” gesture with their fingers – as in, “We are this close to ending polio” – to the ever-expanding promotional spot at Rotary’s End Polio Now website.

Along with helping Rotary set a new Guinness World Record, every person who joins the commercial can choose to add their name to a petition urging the world’s governments to provide the US $5.5 billion needed to finish the job and end polio forever.

Polio eradication has been Rotary’s top priority for more than two decades. The international humanitarian service organization is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.

Rotary club members worldwide have contributed more than $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to the polio eradication effort. Great progress has been made, and the incidence of polio infection has plunged from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to 222 reported cases in 2012. More than two billion children have been immunized in 122 countries, preventing five million cases of paralysis and 250,000 pediatric deaths.

About Rotary

Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago in 1905. To download images and video please visit Rotary’s Media Center

Psy signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication Dave Gardner
Invite a friend or co-worker to your next Rotary club service project

With many clubs struggling to attract younger members, consider inviting a non-Rotarian friend or co-worker to your next social or service project — rather than to a club meeting. It’s a more casual approach that can be highly effective in introducing others to your club’s activities. And it’s a way for your non-Rotarian friends to meet club members. An invitation to a club meeting can come later; this year, focus on engagement by inviting community members to experience Rotary in active service.
Invite a friend or co-worker to your next Rotary club service project Dave Gardner
We Are This Close!
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With your help, we have made tremendous progress in the fight to eradicate polio. We are at an historic moment -- less than 1% away from the end of polio forever. In honor of World Polio Day on 24 October 2011, we are asking for your help to tell the world about Rotary's achievements and to finish the job.
We Are This Close!
New Zealand - 2012
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District 5010 is has selected Dora Gropp as Rotarian Team Leader for GSE Team to travel to Southern Baveria in 2011.   Next Stop - New Zealand in 2012

 


New Zealand - 2012
Another Make-up Opportunity
Make-ups are awarded to all members (including Board members) who attend the monthly Board Meeting.  They are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00.  Check the Events Calendar for the location.  Come join the fun.
Another Make-up Opportunity
About North Pole Rotary
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Service to the North Pole area since 1978

About North Pole Rotary