Now YOU can belong to a Rotary Club organized and run BY Rotary Peace Fellows FOR Rotary Peace Fellows!
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million business and professional men & women who are leaders in their communities, joined by the common bonds of making the world a better place.
As a Rotarian, you will be welcomed at any of the 35,000 Rotary clubs around the world when you travel, and you can call on those clubs in 188 countries and geographic regions to partner with you if you launch a humanitarian project in the community you serve.
As an “eClub,” you will meet at least twice a month, using Go To Meeting. The times and days of those meetings will be decided by YOU, the charter members.
Since Rotary International requires a minimum of 20 members to charter a new club, we are starting the club as a satellite of the Medford Sunrise Rotary Club—home club of David C. Forward, who just authored “A String of Pearls: Inspiring Stories of how Rotary Peace Fellows are Serving Humanity and Changing the World.”
Here are the next steps:
1) Go to www.PeaceFellowsRotary.org or send David and email to Rotary@DaveForward.com, indicating you would like to become a member of the new club. We are starting with about 11 members, and they will decide when their Go To Meetings will occur—and you certainly have a vote on that!
2) You will receive a membership application by email. Simply complete it and return to us.
3) We are deliberately keeping dues to a minimum. Full-year District and Rotary International dues are only US$150, which you pay using PayPal when your membership is approved.
4) We ask that you share the good news of the new club with other members of your cohort and other Peace Fellows you may know. Of course, any person who shares our commitment to peace and conflict resolution is welcome to join the club. As soon as we have 20 members, we will submit the application to Rotary International for a formal charter of the Peace Fellows Rotary Club.
We envision a club of 50+ members, and they can then decide to meet (via Go To Meeting, or some other platform of their choice) at times convenient to their location. For example, one meeting could be on Tuesday evening in a North-South America time zone, another group on a Wednesday morning in the Japan-to Sydney general time zone, and another group at a time convenient to Europe & Africa. The only requirement is that the club holds at least two meetings per month.
So, can we count on you? This is an opportunity to have fun, be a part of the global network of Rotary that you already know about, and to network with like-minded people who share the passion to give back and make our world a better place.