Passport Clubs

Purpose of a Passport Club

  • Attract new and returning members to Rotary who have difficulty attending weekly meetings.
  • Invite people who have a TRUE PASSION for making a difference in their community through service.
  • Reduce the time a Rotaractor transitions to Rotary membership.
  • Retain members where expense is a drawback to joining or continuing Rotary.
  • Support existing Clubs in their “Service Above Self” community projects with additional resources.

How it Operates

  • Passport Club is initially sponsored by an existing Rotary Club of their choosing who agrees to serve as a “sponsor” Club.
  • Passport Club has only four business meetings/year, once per quarter.
  • During the other 8 months, they will have a meeting with a partner Club.
    (If applicable, guest/meal fee should be paid by attendees)
  • Have a social (i.e., Happy Hour) meeting each month at various locations.
  • Members can also attend any other meeting of any Club in the District that may be convenient for their schedule.
  • Members are REQUIRED to commit to 40 hours of service each year through projects, fundraisers and/or supporting other non-profit organizations.
  • All partner Clubs in the District are requested to email their upcoming projects/fundraisers to the Passport Club President and Secretary. These events will be posted on the Passport Club calendar so all members can pick which projects/events fit their schedules.

Expectations

  • If the 40-hour service commitment is not feasible due to other personal time commitments, the Passport Club member would consider donating to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) each year.
    (suggested amount is $250)
  • Passport Club members are responsible for paying Rotary International and District 7450 dues (currently $149.16 a year). Additional Club dues may apply.
  • Members also encouraged to  donate a minimum of $10 per month to the Rotary International Foundation through Rotary Direct.
  • The Passport Club will have a President, Immediate Past-President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Club Secretary, Treasurer and additional Directors.
  • The Passport Club will also have a Service Director who will record each member’s service hours each month.
  • Induction of new members can be performed at any time.

This is a Club idea that can be tweaked to fit what works for our District but the framework is solid and proven successful in its first year of existence.

“This is an innovative approach to membership and you have to shoot to score”.

John Hewko – Rotary International Secretary (March 2016)

Upcoming Events

Rotary District 7450 Inc Board Meeting
April 26th 2018
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Rotarians At Work Day
April 28th 2018
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Annual District Training Assembly
May 5th 2018
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BBQ and Installation of District Officers
June 7th 2018
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Council of Governors Meeting
June 14th 2018
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The Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club
TREE PLANTING!!!

Please join us for FUN, FRESH AIR & FELLOWSHIP as we help make our community a beautiful place to live!

The planting SET UP will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018.
The ACTUAL TREE PLANTING will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

STAY TUNNED for further information regarding the location and times of this amazing event! If you have any questions please contact Bob Streitel by email at Bobstreitel@Gmail.com
We hope to see you there to participate in this wonderful community service opportunity!

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CALL for VOLUNTEERS – COURSE MARSHALLS
The 20th Anniversary BVHAC Challenge for Cancer Bike Tour takes place on Sunday, JUNE 24th!

If you do not ride on the day of, please think about lending your time as a Course Marshall on the roads of beautiful Chester County! It is a great way to give back to the community and help support a wonderful cause!

All course marshall volunteers are being invited to join us at the BBQ after their shift is over for lunch and Victory Beer! They will also receive a 20th Anniversary t-shirt and a special thank you!

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Ride registration is still open to ride as an individual or a team as well! Please join us on JUNE 24th! www.cccride.com

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