When meeting in person isn't feasible, clubs can still engage with their members in virtual settings. Here are some tips, resources, and best practices to help your club embrace the flexibility that comes with meeting online.
How to get started
Let your peers inspire you! Here's how Rotarians are making the shift:
- Embracing virtual meetings for your club by Suzanne Gibson, governor of District 6440 (northern Illinois, USA)
- Ideas for staying connected during social distancing by Ingrid Waugh, Assistant Rotary Coordinator and Past Governor of Rotary District 9920
- 5 questions about meeting online with George Robertson Burnett
- Let e-clubs help you get online by Diana White, club treasurer and past governor of Rotary District 7020
- Find e-clubs and ask for help
Best practices for online meetings
As the organizer, online meetings come down to two essentials: technology and content.
Tips for engaging members in virtual settings
Your club provides your members with a feeling of belonging and opportunities for personal growth. You can continue to engage members even in a virtual setting.
- Learn how to engage members during the coronavirus pandemic
- Stay true to your unique club culture, even online
- Consider adding an option for members to stay online and connect informally after each meeting
- Invite prospective members to virtual meetings and events
- Conduct new member inductions virtually and share widely