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How does a Coffee Club run?
- Coffee clubs are not part of, nor do they compete with, clubs participating in the “RI 2011-2014 Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club Pilot Program”.
- Coffee Clubs are not “e-clubs” (although it is possible they could “morph” into this form of club at some future date).
- Standard RI club constitution are adopted.
- Recommended RI Club By-laws are adapted as appropriate and adopted.
- Club Board structure is based on the RI Club Leadership Plan (adapted as required to suit the club).
- Coffee clubs comply with all District protocols and reporting requirements.
- All dues to be paid as for a “normal” club (RI, District, RDU).
- Meeting frequency and attendance to reflect the extant RI requirements.
- No meal (i.e. they are not Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner clubs).
- Meeting in informal surroundings such as a coffee shop/café/micro brewery/wine bar etc.
- No Rotary Regalia. No President’s collar. Some small RI insignia only?
- Core meeting time to be limited to approximately 30 minutes; e.g. arrive at 0800 for 0815 meeting; close meeting by 0845. Note that the closing time could be extended from time to time as required/convenient to suit members and business of the day.
- Meetings to be conducted as “business meetings” with an agenda.
- Reports and actions arising at a meeting to be reported back at a designated future meeting with any supporting documentation made available to members prior to the meeting.
- The majority of board and project discussion/debate to be conducted “in committee“ by the respective members outside the normal meeting time. Brief update reports to be given at the club meeting.
- The majority of club business outside the meeting may be conducted using social media tools.
- Important documents to be available electronically “on demand” to members with appropriate access permissions.
- Recommended that all new Rotarians in the coffee club attend the Rotary Leadership Institute course to give them a basic Rotary knowledge and understanding. This also demonstrates a level of “Rotary commitment”.
- Arrange “special events”/projects/joint meetings with “mother club” or other local Rotary club; e.g. use their facilities to hold, say, a joint Pride of Workmanship event or other such significant community project.