Ideas for staying connected during social distancing
During this time of physical separation and social distancing, it’s more important than ever to keep our social connections, says Ingrid Waugh, Assistant Rotary Coordinator and Past Governor of District 9920. Members stay because of the connections they make in their clubs and districts. Our relationships are paramount and we need to strengthen the ones we have, in addition to building new ones. What might this look like in our changed world?
  • Convert your meetings to virtual ones. Check out this article from District 9500 for advice on keeping these meeting captivating.
  • Share ideas for projects that you can collaborate on together remotely
  • Create a club buddy system to pair up members and make sure that vulnerable members are supported
  • Inject some fun items into your newsletters and bulletins to lighten the mood and keep people’s minds off the gravity of these times
  • Update your club website with a new tab for information on how people can get involved with your club online or virtually. You could also create a tab for listing volunteer opportunities like this district did:
Check out the full blog post to learn about more Ideas for staying connected during social distancing.
New! Connect with the (Online) Rotary World Webinar Recording
Rotarians and Rotaractors everywhere are proving that social distancing doesn’t mean being disconnected. People are embracing new ways to connect using technology — smartphones, webcams, and the internet. Watch the Connect with the (Online) Rotary World webinar now to hear from members (including District 6690’s Jenny Stotts and Dana Vogelmeier!) who are leading their clubs and districts in the move to virtual connection.   

#RotaryResponds COVID-19 Telethon
Join us on Saturday, 2 May for the COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Telethon on Rotary International’s Facebook page. You’ll hear stories of hope, inspiration and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors and friends of Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. This live stream will be simulcast in eight languages. ( Share the attached Rotary Facebook graphic now!
Yours in Rotary Service,
PDG & District 5830 Membership Chair Lee Montgomery