Q. Why have a Rotary e-Club, instead
of a traditional Rotary club?
A. Rotary e-Clubs are for individuals restricted in their professional
schedule, travel, personal mobility, or location such that it is not
possible to meet attendance requirements of a traditional Rotary club,
which is typically a weekly meeting in a specific location.
Q. Can a Rotarian do a makeup by simply
signing on to an eClub site?
A. No. Use the links on our e-Club NY1 to complete a makeup request
form and follow the instructions. In order to get a makeup card the
visitor must read the current and/or past program, complete the online
makeup form (in approximately 100 words) and be prepared to share
ideas with your club. An easy online way to learn!
Q. Will e-Club membership be an easier
way to be a Rotarian?
A. No. The same basic membership standards required for membership
in a traditional Rotary club will apply for membership in a our Rotary
e-Club NY1. A person must be invited to join, a membership fee is
charged. Members are required to complete a minimum of 9 Participation
Units per quarter (online makeups and project participation). Rotarians
and former Rotarians who meet our special criteria are invited to
Q. What will be the process for members
of an existing Rotary club who believe they meet the criteria and
want to join our Rotary e-Club NY1?
A. The individual must apply through his current club president or
District Governor. Each application must follow the normal review
by our NY1 Cyber Club leadership. Rotarians in any Rotary District
in any country may apply. English is our official club language.
Q. Will Rotary e-Clubs hold meetings
at a specific time, as do traditional Rotary clubs?
A. No. Attendance measurement in the Rotary eClub NY1 will be based
on the level of participation by a member in the Service Above Self
Rotary projects and/or key activities of our e-Club.
Q. How do eClub Rotarians meet membership
and meeting criteria?
Our members must either 1a.) participate in our e-Club Project(s)
and 1b.) log on twice a month to review materials on our
Rotary e-Club NY1 website (submitting online makeups) - OR, 2.a) those
members who are unable to be involved physically with our projects
will need to somehow be involved with Rotary (either in their community
or monetarily supporting our projects), and 2.b) log on to
our Rotary eClubNY1 website three times per month, review materials
and submit online makeups. Sign in can be done 7 days a week, 24 hours
Q. What will eClub One dues cost?
A. As with every Rotary club, dues will be determined by the membership
of Rotary e-Club NY1.
Q. Friendships is a Rotary ingredient.
Is there proof friendships are developed over the Internet.
A. Yes, friendships are developed
over the Internet, just as friendships are developed by pen pals.
Many of us know of people meeting on the Internet and helping each
other, or becoming friends.
Q. Traditional Rotary clubs have a tie to
their local community. Will Rotary e-Club NY1 be tied
to a local community?
A. Rotary e-Club's "community" is tied to our common commitment to
Service Above Self via the Four-way Test. There are no geographic
boundaries. Our Cyber Club members may either physically participate
in projects in our local community or monetarily support projects
- or for those out of the country or out of the district, contribute
to Rotary projects in their community. Submit them via our makup form.
Q. Will Rotary e-Club NY1 allow me to
attend "meetings" from anywhere in the world?"
A. Yes. If a member can obtain access to the Internet they will be
able to sign on to our Rotary e-Club NY1 website and perform the functions
that are necessary to demonstrate attendance at a meeting. A member
can makeup at any other Rotary club in the world and that makeup will
be credited as a service hour.
Q. Are Rotary e-Club NY1 members
eligible to visit other Rotary Clubs?
A. Yes. Rotary e-Club NY1 is a chartered club of Rotary International.
Its members have all the privileges and obligations of Rotarians in
Q. How many members do you currently
Rotary eClub NY1 has 26 members (3-08). We were chartered in 2004
with 7 members. Our membership consists of experienced Rotarians who
are unable to belong to a traditional Rotary Club because they reside
at a remote location or are engaged in a demanding travel schedule,
plus new Rotarians who have become members through our eClub. Without
Rotary eClub NY1, all would be lost to Rotary. Our members have given
over 200 years service to Rotary. Rotary eClub NY1 provides the opportunity
for them to continue to serve.
Q. How do you publicize your web site?
We publicize it through our bi-weekly Memos, through our presentations
at Zone, District, and International meetings. Additionally, District
Governors throughout the world have recognized the value of Rotary
eClub NY1, and have been spreading the word. Search engines have also
generated excellent visitor traffic to our website.
Q. How frequently are makeups?
During the last Rotary year, Rotary eClub NY1 averages 500 Rotarian
visitors per week who participated in one of our meeting programs
and applied for a make-up credit.
Q. What's the #one thing Rotarians
who are interested in joining eClub NY1 should know?
In the case of Rotary eClub NY!, each member must commit to a minimum
of 10 hours personal service per calendar quarter. Several of our
members exceed the minimum, a tangible demonstration of commitment
to our ideal of service. The range and variety of service projects
reflects our members diverse community interests.
Q. Do you offer more than just quick
Rotary eClub NY1 is a full-service chartered Rotary Club in every
aspect of its management and activities, except that we do not meet
for a meal, and our meetings operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On any day, visitors can select from more than 12 current meeting
programs ranging from Rotary information, news about our club, and
a personal growth department for Rotarians. There are over 100 additional
programs in the archives.
Rotary eClub NY1 members are actively engaged
in Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service and
Youth Service projects. These include a Vocational Training Center
for girls and women in India with our twin Club in Tirupur, clean
water for villages in Haiti, youth development and computer equipment
for The Children’s Museum in Utica NY, partnering with local
and global Interact and Rotaract Clubs. Rotary eClub NY1 has consistently
been awarded the Rotary International Presidential Citation for service.
Q. Who are your members?
All members are Rotarians who sought membership of Rotary eClub NY1
because their professional commitments precluded them from participation
in traditional terra Rotary Clubs. Several of our members travel constantly.
Their membership of Rotary eClub NY1 gives them access to their eClub
anywhere there is an Internet connection. Some are highly experienced
Rotarians who have already contributed elsewhere as Club President
or District Governor.
Q. How does someone join Rotary eClub
Membership in Rotary eClub NY1 is not an easy option to becoming a
Rotarian. Requirements for admission to any Rotary club are stringent.
For current Rotarians, Rotary eClub NY1 adds additional requirements
including, written references from two (2) current Rotarians who will
vouch for the applicant. Rigorous screening of applicants is a necessary
first step to ensure excellence.
Q. Do you have a home District, and
are your International?
Rotary eClub NY1 is part of District 7150 in New York State, USA.
Our members reside in the United States, Germany, France, Philippines,
Sweden, and Japan. All meetings, club business and club projects are
conducted in English.
Q. How does Rotary eClub NY1 support the Rotary Foundation?
Rotary eClub NY1 has successfully achieved a goal of US $100 per member
per year in Annual Giving every year since our inception. In addition,
we have actively supported Matching Grants, Polio Plus, and the Permanent
Fund. A number of our members are Paul Harris Fellows, and two are
Q. How can you have fellowship in Rotary
We are often asked if fellowship can thrive in a club with members
living in several countries. With email, voice over IP, conference
calls, collaborative software and face-to-face meetings, we have become
a cohesive group of friends who share the excitement of Rotary and
family news with our fellow members.
We provide an opportunity for all our members to meet face-to-face
once a year at an event prior to the Rotary International Convention.
NOTE...Rotary eClub NY1 of District 7150 was
been approved by Rotary International as an "eClub" project.
Fully chartered under the guidelines as set forth by Rotary International
Board of Directors, this website is the official meeting place of
Rotary eClub ONY1 of District 7150.