Administrating a Rotary Club effectively is very important. Effective administration means you will have more time for the fun side of being a Rotarian! What are the goals your club wants to achieve in the next year and in 3 to 5 years? Develop a plan, set achievable goals and decide how they will be achieved. The year ahead then takes on a purpose and members gain a sense of achievement and 'doing good' in their communities. 'Doing good' is why we become Rotarians.  The second part of this resource will give you some information on how to conduct effective club meetings. Hope you find it useful!

2. Strategic planning

2.3. Program for the year's activities

Pin and calendarPart of the planning process is to plan the activities of your club for the year. In most clubs there is a person or group who works on the program. What is important for you as president is to ensure the program includes key events for Rotary International and the District Calendar ie Learning and Development activities, key programs for New Generations, Community, International, Vocational and events such as Changeover, presidents meetings etc.

Ideas for your program

    • A good 'sprinkling' of interesting guest speakers on interesting topics. You might like to follow the 'Rotary International Theme' for the month (this is only a suggestion but it works well).
    • Rotary should be about fun so regular social events are good idea.
    • Have regular Club Assemblies to keep your projects on track, discuss new ideas and projects and to involve all members in decision making.
    • Make sure you have your Board meetings as per your Constitution and ByLaws.
Other calendar events to include in your program

Rotary International Calendar

District 9675