Club Visioning Initiative for PDGs & AGs
NOTE: There are 2 messages on this page: DGE Ted Huffhines and DG Lee Montgomery
Club Visioning is receiving a very positive response from PE's and clubs across 5830! I already have two clubs ready to go and I'm expecting several more very soon.
From DGE Ted Huffhines
Dear PDGs and AGs,
The purpose of this email is twofold:
1. to inform you that the District Club Visioning initiative is moving forward with a training of visioning trainers on June 3rd, at the First Christian Church Family . Thanks to DGE Ted Huffhines for coordinating with Director Elect Greg Yank and Zone Club Visioning resource Glen Vanderford.
2. In addition to this training this project is going to need a District Visioning Champion (dare I create the acronym DVC?) . Are you interested in helping this program as an AG or a PDG and become the Champion? The role of the champion is to be the voice of Club Visioning, to promote it in the District and to share feedback on club successes via District website articles. The program will also need another team member in the person of a Scheduler to keep track of club visioning dates and arrange for trainers to be available. Please email Ted and I by April 20th if you would like to be considered as the District Visioning Champion. It will be critical to the success of this program. We would like to announce the Champion to our President Elects at the District Assembly on April 22nd in Paris.
PDGs may be interested in the email text below. It is an explanation of our Club Visioning initiative , along with potential trainees for the District Visioning Team (DVT), that I recently sent to the AG team. If you want more details on what and how, you should find the information there. If there is anything you want to know, but don't see, please let me know.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the AG Team,
Thank you for your expressed interest in getting your district moving forward with Club Visioning. This initiative currently is and will be for next year an important part of the Zones 30-31 Regional Membership Plan as every effort is made to strengthen our clubs. Visioning (painting that picture of the desired future) is a key step in a Rotary Club developing its 3 year plan to ensure more consistency, continuity and consensus. In my role as Project Lead for Zones 30-31 Regional Membership Plan, I am taking the lead coordinator role working with those districts interested in getting Club Visioning started.
We have a number of districts in Zones 30 and 31 that have expressed an interest in getting into the queue to have their district team trained in the Club Visioning process. At this point, I along with Tom Ripperda, coupled with someone from the International Vision
Let me outline the Steps of Implementation for a district interested in embarking on Club Visioning:
Step 1 – The process all starts with the DG, DGE, and DGN supporting and endorsing the Club Visioning concept. It is important to get this longer term commitment since this process is not a one and done situation.
Step 2 – District leadership Identifies a District Vision Facilitation Chair who can serve a minimum of 2 -3 years to ensure program stability. See the job description for this position (attached). Most districts as they get into club visioning will appoint a district coordinator as well who will work with those interested clubs and coordinate details such as getting a date selected, a visioning team identified along with other local arrangements working with the club event coordinator.
Step 3 – Identify and recruit a team of district vision
Step 4 – District leadership and the chair endorse the annual District Club Visioning Agreement and subscription ($100) from the IVFC which covers the costs of developing and supporting the rivisionfacilitation.org w
The district will have to pay expenses for the training team along with facilitator manuals and other materials for the team training. All trainers and facilitators who support Club Visioning program serve without remuneration. The training team will usually consist of two to three facilitators one of whom will be form the IVFC. You should budget approximately $2500 for the cost of this training. There is some money in the Zone 30-31 regional membership plan to help offset some of these costs for this year.
Step 5 – Once the District Club Vision Facilitation Team is recruited then the District Vision Facilitation Chair communicates with Greg Yank, Zones 30-31 internal coordinator for this team training and he will work with someone from the IVFC to secure an appropriate date for this district team training. These training workshops are typically done on Saturdays. We ask you to be patient and to recognize that it may be several months before the district team is trained.
Step 6 – once the IVFC has received the District Club Visioning Agreement and subscription fee, the District Chair is provided the password and user name for access to the document download center on the website. This is the location of the 165 page Guideline Manual for Club Visioning. The District Vision Facilitation Chair will download and print a binder for each participant in the Training Workshop along with downloading various handouts that are a part of every Training workshop. Training documents and binder are coordinated through our IVFC Administrator and available via FedEx Kinko’s near the Training Workshop site.
Step 7 – Market Club Visioning within your district via DG “types”, AG’s and the District Vision Facilitation Team. We serve clubs by invitation NOT by our expectation. It is suggested that the district have several clubs lined up and ready to go following the team training workshop so that the facilitator team can get right to work.
Step 8 – On the Friday before the team training workshop, someone, usually the district chair, will meet with the training team to review the room setup and ensure that all of the training manuals (one for each person at the training, two Administrator Manuals and 5 for future recruits) and other handouts, along with all of the necessary set-up elements (2 sturdy 4-legged easels, 2 - 3M large 2.5' x 2.08', Post-It wall chart pads either #560 w/faint blue lines or # 559 plain, the correct sized Blue and Red Dot packs (Avery 05466-T5466 or Office Depot 3/4" Color Coding Labels - 3/4" round dots in red and blue -1 package each of 1,008 ), markers -3 black,3 blue and 3 red or orange, screen and projector. table name tents. You will need 1 package of blue (or green) dots, 24 to a page and 1 package of red (or orange) dots 24 to a page. A roll of blue masking tape and a scissors is also needed. This list is in the manual p.148 under Rotary Club Requirements - Club Vision Event Coordinator section 7.
The room for this team training should be set up in a U shape, with chairs around the outside to accommodate at least 25 to 30. The room needs to have sufficient wall space so flip charts notes can be posted. In the U itself, an AV table is required for the projector and laptop. A screen is also needed. START/END TIME: The training takes about 7 1/2 hours beginning to end with lunch and a couple breaks. If you have people coming in from a distance, you can start at 9:00, but when people are giving their Saturday, they are just as happy to start earlier and get out as early as possible. You should set the expectation that all facilitators be there for the entire day to get the full experience.
I hope this information is helpful as you review your commitment to embrace this important and significant process. Please call me to discuss where you are in this commitment process.
Project Lead 2015-16 Regional Membership Plan Zone 30-31
District 6510 Governor 2001-02 and 2010-11
District 6510 Club Visioning Chair
Yours in Rotary Service,
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