By Kiki Melonides, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff
Do you know that your district resource network offers access to volunteer consultants comprised of our very own members and partners who have valuable experience and technical skills to help you develop stronger projects?
Why partner with your district resource network?
Members of district resource networks offer the following support:
- Increase your club’s impact by helping your club complete a community assessment and design more impactful, sustainable, and measurable projects.
- Increase your club’s visibility by sharing your work with the broader community, in turn introducing new members and partners to expand your club’s positive impact in the years to come.
How can you connect with your district resource network?
Your district international service committee chair maintains the district resource network and can introduce you to members of the resource network who have the expertise you need.
Mentors may include:
- Individuals with project and grant experience, including Rotary and Rotaract members and non-Rotary members, such as Rotary Community Corps members, local business and community members, and professionals from non-governmental and partner organizations that wish to lend their expertise.
- Members of Rotary Action Groups and the Cadre of Technical Advisers, two of Rotary’s best project planning resources, with experience in areas of focus and technical skills.
- Rotary Fellowships that focus on specific vocations.
- Rotary alumni, such as global grant scholars and Rotary Peace Fellows.
- Intercountry committee members, United Nations Rotary Representative Network members, and more.
Seeking assistance to start or strengthen a service project?
Contact your district international service committee chair through your district governor or district leadership team to inquire about your district resource network. Request assistance based on your community’s goals or inquire who from the network can help your club first complete a community assessment before working with the community to design a project to address local priorities.
Interested in lending your project planning expertise?
If you have professional or specialized skills you’d like to offer fellow clubs as they address community issues, consider joining your district resource network to share your expertise with your peers. District resource networks help clubs plan sustainable projects to increase their impact over the year to come, and stronger projects provide meaningful engagement opportunities to your club members, enhance your club’s public image in the community, and introduce new members and project partners to your club, leading to a brighter future for your community and your club.