Covid-19 Response

 Connecting Everyone to the Future 

Maintaining Member Engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last updated April 9, 2020

We are living in rapidly changing environment that needs bold imaginative and timely interventions. What may be right today may well be wrong or different tomorrow so we need to be agile, responsive and willing to change as our communities need us more than ever before.
Rotary International is Monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (CONVID-19) outbreak on events and operations and has issued the following guidance note. Click link below.
As an International District we are closely monitoring the situation and also looking carefully at the advice offered by RI and both the Canadian and US authorities. Our Lead Team is meeting weekly and more frequently as necessary to ensure we can provide the optimum support to our members and clubs in these rapidly changing times.
In their efforts to maintain engagement during times when clubs have postponed or cancelled in-person meetings, projects or social events, we have developed this guide with ideas and strategies for Club Leaders to consider. The following is an offering of support, not a requirement. Club Leaders are encouraged to consult with their boards to assess and determine which strategies will be useful on the local level.
None of these strategies is a replacement for timely, transparent and regular communication with your members about your plans to continue modified operations throughout this time. Be sure that all committees and leaders in your club are equipped with consistent messaging to minimize confusion to your members and to streamline communications about changes as they arise. Consider sending brief weekly updates to your members or provide a timeline for when decisions will be reviewed and modified if necessary.
Have a great strategy that’s working for you? Send details to rotary6330@gmail so it may be added to this guide and shared with others.
Stay safe and stay connected so Together we may flatten the curve.
Tony Sheard
DG 6330

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Acknowledgment: The above links have been created in response to COVID 19 by Tony Sheard, Colin and Susan Macdonald with thanks to Richard Fox DG 7850 and District 6690 Membership Chair Membership Chair Jenny Stotts on the basis of Adopt Adapt Improve.