The redesigned magazine
Your magazine left the printers to be distributed on Friday afternoon January 30. We hope you like it since we have spent a lot of time and effort over the past few months making significant changes to the look the layout and the articles. It should be in your clubs on Wednesday. In this edition there are 2 Big Interviews with the UBS Director of Philanthropy and the CEO of ShelterBox Alison Wallace. Around the Districts has been reconfigured and is now called Regional News. We think it makes a much better read. Let us know what you think.
'Rotary Ride 2015 for Prostate Cancer'
The focus group recommends that in D1100 we:
A D1100 focus group has met twice to work at localising the forthcoming National bike ride to be held on 21 June (Fathers Day) to promote awareness of Prostrate Cancer.
RIBI has emailed Club Presidents’ and Secretaries
In summary this document:
- sets out the raison d'etre for the event
- publishes the proposed national website (not yet live)
- encourages clubs to register nationally at a cost of £10 per rider if over 16, free for under 16.
What happens to the £10 Registration fee?
- encourage clubs to take part in this national initiative to raise money for prostate cancer, to showcase Rotary and attract new members.
- use the national system for registration if that suits
- link local pre planned cycling events to this initiative
- set up new cycling events locally either through established cycling clubs or by arranging bike rides, family bike rides, sportive events, static events etc
- Clubs tell Com Voc chair Phil Selwood what event they are organising so details of all events across D1100 are recorded
- the original proposal that we link arms with other clubs district by district and around the coastline we are deferring to another year.
From the £10, £5 will go to a Prostate Cancer organisation within the District in which the participants are riding, no more than £1 will be paid to Eventbrite to cover the registration costs, £2 will go to the club whose ride the participant has chosen to take part in to cover their expenses, and £2 will go to covering the PR and marketing that is being done by RIBI. Obviously if the ride is the success we are all hoping that we should have more income than expenditure in which case we can re distribute the balance to Prostate Cancer.
Why are we doing this?
Not only is it a great way to help raise money for prostate cancer, a condition that not only affects 40,000 men in the UK and Ireland every year (of which 10,000 men will die) but their families as well, it is also a fantastic way to bring our communities together through a national campaign, raising the profile of Rotary across the country and helping us drive membership enquiries.
What do you need to do?
Organise an event on Sunday 21 June for the Rotary Ride either using the RIBI Registration system or use your own pricing and donate profit to Prostate Cancer locally.
Consider joining up with other Rotary clubs in your locality and make it a joint event.
Tell Phil Selwood Com Voc chair what event you are organising.
Have Fun and Fellowship.