eMeeting Defined: Electronic meeting to connect members using images, audio, video, and text. Our members are spread around the world and busy at different times of the day and week with different levels of technical expertise and resources. We would like to create a new flexible weekly meeting paradigm not based on a fixed time or location. Because it is new, there will be growing pains and a learning curve. But, a new paradigm is needed to adapt and grow into the future (not restricted by time or location).
eMeeting Goals: foster community and friendship among members, share information to/from members, vote on decisions as necessary, provide educational growth opportunities, encourage and acknowledge acts of service.
eMeeting Objectives: Weekly eMeeting measurable outcomes: collect member content by multiple means that match their resources and level of expertise, share collected content in an easily accessible user friendly organized format, rate content shared and meeting effectiveness on scale of 1-5 (0 unknown), record time invested in acts of service, ...
eMeeting Mehods: email, zoom, interactive online whiteboards, google drive, google forms, google voice phone number allowing call in option with emailed transcription, social media sharing, youtube unlisted video channel/playlists,
eMeeting Focus: Organize meeting topics around the 7 Rotary Focus Areas: Disease Prevention Treatment, Economic Community Growth, Education Support, Environmental Protection, Mother/Child Support, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Water/Sanitation & HygieneWhen possible link Focus area with resources from associated 25+ Rotary Action Groups (RAGs)
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7 Rotary Focus Areas with related RAGs (Rotary Action Groups)

Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field. Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects. (More: Rotary Action Groups annual report.)

F1) Disease Prevention Treatment

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.

RAG: Addiction Prevention | Alzheimer's/Dementia | Blindness Prevention | Blood Donation | Diabetes | Family Health/AIDS Prevention | Health Education and Wellness | Hearing | Hepatitis Eradication | Malaria | Mental Health | Multiple Sclerosis | Polio Survivors |

F2) Economic Community Growth

We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

RAG: Community Economic Development | Disaster Assistance

F3) Education Support

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

RAG: Basic Education and Literacy

F4) Environmental Protection

Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.

RAG: Endangered Species | Environmental Sustainability

F5) Mother/Child Support

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

RAG: Clubfoot | Reproductive Maternal and Child Health

F6) Peace & Conflict Resolution

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

RAG: Domestic Violence Prevention | Peace | Refugees | Slavery Prevention

F7) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.

RAG: Menstrual Health and Hygiene | Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


RAG: Food Plant Solutions