Rotarians at Work Day
Rotarians At Work Day is a world-wide community service day on the last Saturday in April each year. Started in 2006 as a joint effort between two Rotary Districts (one in the United States and one in Mexico), Rotarians at Work Day continues to grow. Each year, Clubs around the world identify a hands-on project that all members can participate in to help their local community. The day is a great way to revitalize your club, bring in new members and generate publicity for Rotary.
What to do:
Pick a project – The idea of Rotarians at Work Day is to get all your members out in your local community on a visible, hands-on project. Your project may involve other community volunteers (Future Rotarians), your Interact Club or Rotaract Club (Future Rotarians). Involve your children! (Future Rotarians!)
Publicize your project – Plan a public relations campaign to let your community know when the event will occur and how they can become involved. For public relations ideas, visit the Rotarians at Work website, or contact District Public Relations Chair Julie Kreisler.
Put on Your Rotary Gear – On project day, dress all of your members and volunteers in Rotary shirts and hats. Make your team stand out by having a “uniform” look for the day. Dark blue “Rotarian at Work” shirts can be ordered from the Russell-Hampton Company for your club’s project days.
Work It! – Get all of your members out for your project and get ‘er done!
But most of all – HAVE FUN!
For more information about Rotarians at Work Day, contact District Community Service Chair Hugh Wood.