Membership—Attendance is Key!
Attendance is a major component of membership in the
Rotary Club of Inverness. The best way to be a good Rotarian, and
to get the most from your Rotary membership, is to
attend weekly meetings and to participate in Rotary functions.
You should try to attend your home club’s weekly meetings. You’ll be sharing fellowship with other members and staying current on our activities.
If you cannot attend a meeting, you will be billed for that meeting unless you do a makeup within two weeks [before or after the absence] and submit documentation within that time to the Secretary. If you do not make up the missed meeting you may also be “fined” at your next club meeting [proceeds from fines go to our charitable fund].
Make-ups can include on-site or online meetings, or service at Rotary functions.
ONSITE: There are five other Rotary clubs in Citrus County. As a new member you should think about attending one of their meetings [part of your “rookie duties”], and you are always welcome to attend another club’s meeting even if it is not a makeup.
Attendance at our own club’s Board meeting also counts as a makeup.
You are not limited to these and can attend any Rotary Club meeting for your make-up. Check the Rotary International website to find clubs / meeting times anywhere in the world.
ONLINE: There are now a number of Rotary clubs that meet primarily online and at which you can do makeups. Here are links to several club sites popular with our members:
SERVICE PROJECT: You may also get credit for a meeting make-up by attending a club activity or working in a club service project. Make sure your committee / project chair turns in your name to the Secretary at the conclusion of the project.
Keep at least 50% attendance to maintain an active membership.
Whenever you do a make-up at a Rotary Club – whether onsite or online -- make sure you register it to get credit for billing purposes.
-- One way is to present your makeup slip or makeup confirmation to our club's Secretary within two weeks of the missed meeting.
-- Or, easier still -- record it yourself on DACDB.
Updating your information on DACDB [ http://www.dacdb.com/? ]
As a Rotarian in this District, you may review and update your own record for Personal & Contact Information as well as for entering makeups. Sign on using your email address as the UserID, and your RI Member number as your Password (unless you have already changed it). Your RI Member number is on your monthly ROTARIAN magazine just above your Name, or you can get it from our Secretary. When you get to DACDB, just click VIEW My DATA (under the MEMBER tab), and then you may edit your information as needed. Under your photo, you'll see a button for "Enter Makeup" ii it will take yuo to another page, where you'll enter the approprate information and the hit "Submit" button.
If you miss three consecutive meetings without a makeup, the following may occur:
Our Secretary will inform the Membership Chairperson and your sponsor of your absences. You will be contacted to check on your well-being, and to ask about your absences and remind you of your makeup options.
If you continue to miss meetings following this contact, your status will be brought to the attention of our Board of Directors. You could receive a letter asking if you wish to continue as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Inverness.
- If you wish to continue, the Membership Chairperson or your sponsor will explain your options.
- If you wish to resign from our club, you may write a letter of resignation, and the Board of Directors will be informed of your decision. You will remain responsible for all outstanding dues and fees owed.
Another reason to attend your Rotary Club meetings –
your friends will miss you if you don’t come!
Need to make up a Rotary meeting that you missed? Choose an option below:
District 6950 Local Make Up Locations
District 6950 Meeting Makeups
Make Up On-Line Via the World Wide Web
eClub One Rotary Club
Make Up Anywhere Around the World
Rotary International Make-ups