Rotary Club of Marquette
New Member Initiative 2016/2017

Purpose

Engage new members in Rotary values and community commitment early
in their membership.

Program

Those who have been members of our Rotary club for two years or less
will meet periodically to:

  • Increase their knowledge of Rotary – both locally and internationally
  • Study issues within the local community for the purpose of identifying a need
    that they wish to address
  • Plan and implement a project that will have significant impact

Format

This is an informal group that will dictate their internal leadership and
format, and meeting venue. A designated chairperson is encouraged for the
purposes of communication and assuring progress. All eligible members are
encouraged to participate.

Project Funding

A line item within the Club’s annual budget has been reserved for
the New Member Initiative. The group may choose to increase the project funds
through fund raising, Rotary grants, requesting additional funding from the board,
or joining with other community resources. The project must be presented to, and
approved by, the Board of Directors before funding is released.

Project Time Line

There is no time line for completion of the project. A significant
project may require longer than one year. It is the hope that, if the project is not
completed within the Rotary year, the funds will carry over to the following year.

Mentorship

The New Member Initiative group is encouraged to engage other
Rotary members as educational presenters or project advisors at their meetings as
appropriate, and to provide periodic updates to the Board and/or Club.

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