Club Structure

Rotary Clubs have a President, Secretary, Treasurer and some Directors.

 

Many Rotary Clubs are organised into operations within five streams – Club service, Community service, International service, New Generations service and Vocational service.  The Rotary Club of Mill Point, one of the larger clubs in WA, adds Membership and Fundraising as two extras.  Each avenue of service has a Director and a committee.  Each club member is allocated to a committee.

 

Club Service manages the activities of the club, organising meetings, publishing bulletins, maintaining records, fulfilling obligations and so on.

 

Community Service provides services to its local community, and possibly joining with other clubs to reflect a wider interest.  The flag pole on Sir James Mitchell Park was placed there by this club, and the Australia Day ceremony and breakfast was initiated by RCMP though it is largely a City of South Perth event some 20 years on.  RCMP and the Rotary Club of Cunderdin planted many trees in the Cunderdin area.

 

New Generations engages in many programs supporting and developing young people.  Rotary Youth Exchange is the most well known.

 

Vocational Service has a role in developing knowledge of people within the club through vocational visits, rewarding local enterprises with awards such as Pride of Workmanship, and activities that assist young people in the transition to adulthood and work

 

International Service looks beyond Australia.  Teams of plastic surgeons have been funded through Interplast.  Schools, water supplies and food production have been assisted in many countries.  Some of these are done in partnership with other clubs overseas.  In a first for Australia RCMP and clubs from USA, Lebanon and Esperance funded a bus for Teen Challenge operating at Esperance.

 

Membership looks to sustain existing members, develop new ones and recruit more.

 

Fundraising seeks and develops new ways of raising funds.

 

A Club such as ours maintains two bank accounts.  A Club Account receives annual dues from all members, payments made to attend the weekly meeting and other small amounts.  This account pays all expenses of running the club.  The Charity Account holds all moneys raised from any source that is to be spent on specific or general projects by any of the service committees.  No donations benefit Club members.