Rotary e-clubs are a lot like other Rotary clubs: they meet weekly, carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize with each other. So what’s different about e-clubs? You join your meeting online when it’s convenient for you, day or night, any day of the week.
How does an e-club operate?
E-club members use webinars, videoconferencing, message boards, instant messaging, or tools like Skype and Google Hangout to communicate. For example, a club member might post content online for that week’s meeting, then other members join the discussion throughout the week. Some e-club members also meet in person at service projects, social activities or the RI Convention.
Who can join an e-club?
Each e-club is based in a specific district but its members can be from anywhere in the world. Some e-clubs focus their membership in a particular region or community.
An e-club could be right for you if you:
•Have a busy schedule and need a flexible meeting time
•Live in different places throughout the year
•Have limited mobility
Any Rotarian can make up a missed meeting by participating in an e-club online meeting.
How do I start an e-club?
First contact your district governor who will help you get started.
•A dedicated website
•Founding members who are able to manage the club’s website
•An online meeting platform to host meetings
•Private sections of the website that only members can access to protect members’ online personal data
•Online financial transaction systems that allow members to pay dues, make donations, or process payments
•The ability for visiting Rotarians to make up a club meeting