Rotary Club of Friendswood

Friendswood Rotary Club Website

At our weekly meeting on August 15, 2018, Judy Wiggins, Rick Ansell and Gerry Stacy presented an overview of the club website, new member requirements, and the importance of interesting and informative speakers for our meetings. 
Rotary Club of Friendswood Website
At our weekly meeting on August 15, 2018, Judy Wiggins, Rick Ansell and Gerry Stacy presented an overview of the club website, new member requirements, and the importance of interesting and informative speakers for our meetings. Highlights of the presentation included the following.
1. The Club’s home page is located at www.friendswoodrotary.org. The home page includes a menu bar, which leads to a variety of pages. The menu bar includes links to Stories; News; Calendar; Speakers; and Photo Albums. The user can also navigate to the District 5910 home page by selecting “District Site” at the bottom of the Club Information box on the home page.
At the very top right of the home page is a “Member Login” link. When the user enters their Login Name and Password, they have access to the Member Area. 
The Rotary International website is located at www.rotary.org. Each of us can access that website and created our own user ID and password for that website. Once we do, we have access to a lot of data concerning ourselves, such as our giving history. 
2. Judy demonstrated the use of the Member Login. She spent some time discussing new member requirements, historically named “Red Badge of Service Requirements.” There are thirteen (13) requirements: six (6) primary requirements and seven (7) additional requirements. The purpose of these requirements is for the Club to learn about you, and for you to learn about Rotary and our Club.
For a new Rotarian, the six primary requirements are essential to membership and provide insight into how a Rotary club works. The four additional requirements that are selected provide opportunities for service, as well as additional opportunities to see how Rotary works.
When completed, the service requirements provide the tools for “a new Rotarian in name,” to become “a Rotarian in action.” Judy pointed out that the key for a new Rotarian is to find their passion for service in one of the many areas of Rotary activity.
3. Rick spoke about our Club’s weekly speakers, which have been booked through November. (Thanks to the efforts of Kevin Holland, our speaker coordinator.) All of the speakers that have been scheduled are listed on the calendar, as well as the Home page. Rick pointed out that the speakers we schedule are just as important as the food we serve to attract Rotarians and others to our meetings.
 
For more information concerning the presentation and its content, please contact Judy, Rick or Gerry.