Growing and Promoting your Club Newsletter from RIBI   30/01/2017


In this newsletter you will find announcements relating to growing and promoting your club, including:

• Public Image Awards. Entries for 2017 are now open.

• Promotional postcards. Brand new marketing materials available for your club.

• Crocus buttonholes. Get your hands on reserve stock ahead of Rotary Day.

Along with news of the following:

• Foundation. Latest Zone In on Foundation newsletter from the committee.

• MBNA Rotary Card. An update on the scheme.

The Public Image Awards are now open!

The awards recognise the best examples of marketing, communications and PR by Rotary clubs and districts across Great Britain and Ireland. Organised by the the Public Image Committee, submissions can be made in the following categories:

• PR Trophy

• Club Bulletin

• District Magazine

• Club Online Presence

• District Online Presence

Further details of criteria and how to enter can be found in the Awards Guidelines. All Entry Forms must be submitted by the closing date of Tuesday 28th February 2017.

The winners will be presented with their award at the Rotary Conference in Manchester this April. Good luck!

A6 Interactive Postcards


The Public Image Committee, in collaboration with Rotary Support Centre staff, have created a set of new A6 postcards for use in promoting Rotary and your club.

There are three designs to choose from, each with a specific target audience in mind:

• The Rotary Effect - targeting membership to a general public audience

• Youth Competitions - to be used to promote membership to attendees specifically at our youth events

• Connect for Good - emphasising the business and networking benefits which Rotary membership can provide

All three postcards are available in the form of interactive PDFs, meaning they can be tailored with your club contact information.

PDFs are available via the website, along with instructions for use and a recommended printing supplier.

Hard copies with pre-printed text are also available free of charge in packs of 50 through the RIBI shop. Call the Support Centre 01789 765 411 to place an order.

Crocus Buttonholes Rotary Club Briefing


Since 2012 the crocus buttonhole project has raised over 1 million GBP for End Polio Now.

A selection of reserve stock is now available for order on a first-come, first-served basis and with Rotary Day just around the corner, as well as a number of other polio activities, this is a great opportunity.

For details on how to order, check out this Rotary Club Briefing.

Committee Newsletters


The latest edition of Zone In On Foundation newsletter is now available online.

This issue takes a look at developments and highlights from our Purple4Polio campaign, a feature on outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a look at how you can celebrate the Rotary Foundation Centenary.

Rotary Global Rewards


As of 26th February 2017 the contribution to the Rotary Foundation by use of the MBNA credit card will cease.

Members are reminded that there are many other ways to contribute to the Rotary Foundation when you shop through the Global Rewards Scheme.

As of July 2016, over 15,000 members had redeemed Global Reward offers, with 362 members even creating offers for their own businesses.

Many companies, including high street names like Waitrose, M&S and Waterstones are offering a generous percentage back to the Rotary Foundation along with other rewards.

Visit the Rotary International website to browse the extensive selection of Global Rewards.

Rotary Conference 2017


Rotary Conference provides delegates with the opportunity to listen to a number of inspiring, entertaining and motivational speakers, and 2017 is no different.

This year we will be joined by Paralympian and polio survivor Ade Adepitan, Actress Virginia McKenna OBE, star of the iconic film Born Free, and her son, Will Travers OBE, President of the Born Free Foundation, along with Astrologer and media personality Russel Grant, plus many more!

Book now for an unforgettable weekend.