Thank you for coming to learn how you can get involved. There are many roles to be filled in order to build our larger, more comprehensive committees to effectively provide support, education and resources to the 120+ clubs that will make up CNY Rotary.
Expand the committee titles below for more information on how to get involved in that area of service. There are opportunities for volunteers of all experience levels, with training and education available to help you in your role. You can also select “other” if you are unsure which committee might be the best fit for you.
If you are interested in becoming an Area Representative (currently called an Assistant Governor, or AG), please sit tight as we are still working on re-imagining that role and how clubs can nominate their representative. Because we plan on having clubs choose someone from their area to represent them, you can start thinking about who that could be. We hope to have more details on that process this fall!
Chair: Kimmy Talbot, Scotia Rotary
There are several new roles on this committee that will help focus each volunteer’s tasks. You can express interest in a specific role or just ask to be on the committee wherever you fit best.
Innovative Club Advocate
-Helps clubs innovate and start new clubs in order to grow Rotary
-Work directly with club leaders seeking support in how to grow their clubs
-Help small or struggling clubs with growth and engagement techniques
-Inspire clubs with ways to get their members engaged so they stay in Rotary
-Work with the training committee to bring membership inspiration and resources to our clubs and members
Rotaract will be part of this committee now that Rotaractors are members of Rotary, but please use the separate drop-down menu option if you are interested in working on the Rotaract team.
Chair: Deb Eves, Chestertown Rotary
There are several new roles on this committee that will help focus each volunteer’s tasks. You can express interest in a specific role or just ask to be on the committee where ever you fit best.
-Work with training committee to help our clubs and members learn how to put forward the best possible Public Image
-Tasked with our region’s public-facing communications to connect with local media
-Lead a fun new approach to Rotary news with your editing skills
Social Media Manager
-Help CNY Rotary grow reach with engaging social channels on Facebook, Instagram and whatever else comes along in the future!
-Experience with or willingness to learn ClubRunner’s site-building tool is a must for this vital position
Small Club Support
-Provide resources that will support clubs who don’t have public image skills among their membership
Chair: Don Reese, Utica Rotary
This committee has been structured to feature several sub-committees focusing on giving, grants and more. You can express interest in a specific sub-committee or just ask to be on the committee where ever you fit best.
Grants: This includes being part of the grants process through managing applications and reporting, as well as stewardship and working with our Peace Fellows program
Giving: Support the RI Foundation by encouraging clubs and members to get involved with donations, endowments, major gifts and supporting PolioPlus
Alumni: Coordinate alumni events to encourage membership and/or giving from those who have participated in Rotary programs
Finance Chair: Doug Larison, Cortland Rotary
We are looking for two people who are club presidents this year (2023-24) to serve on our Finance Committee starting next year. These Immediate Past Club Presidents would collaborate with the Finance Chair, get a feel for district leadership and be the voice of the clubs when it comes to our finances.
One person will serve for one year and the other will serve for two years in order to establish a rotation. With limited roles, only two candidates will be chosen. Choose the Finance committee in the drop down on the form when submitting your name if you are interested in this role!
If you have bookkeeping or club treasurer experience, we need you! Work with our Finance Chair Doug Larison and the leadership team to keep us in the black, take care of reimbursements and be a diligent keeper of our financial information. This role will require being bonded and could be set up as a co-treasurer team effort. Let us know if you are interested in this position!
Chair: Deb Glisson, Onondaga North Rotary
Join the Training Committee and help with some of the most meaningful and impactful work that we do as a district – training and providing resources to our clubs and members. Help put on training events, webinars and be a resource to fellow committees for their work. Many hands make light work and experience is helpful, but not required. Use the form on this page to express interest in joining this team!
This committee still needs to be built. We have a couple of members who have expressed interest in participating in this process and would like to get it started this fall.
This may be suited as a title that serves on/under the Action Events Committee
: 1 year – renewable each year up to 3 years of service
: 2 or 3
: someone specialized in accessibility,
Someone with learned knowledge and /or experience in ADA compliance and broad spectrum understanding of socially open and welcoming event planning.
: A work in progress…
Assure District and club events are ADA compliant, adapted to the hearing impaired.
Serve as a resource to District & Clubs for how to plan events, activities and meetings that are inclusive, including but not limited to:physical access & logistics, print materials, audio/video, food sensitivities, neuro-diverse décor, etc.
This committee still needs to be built. We have a couple of members who have expressed interest in participating in this process and would like to get it started this fall. Please help us dream up this brand new committee and how it might foster more service in CNY Rotary!
This committee still needs to be built. We have a couple of members who have expressed interest in participating in this process and would like to get it started this fall (especially since this team will be planning the 2025 District Conference!). Please help us dream up this brand new committee and how it can help us create events that unite CNY Rotary!
The committees for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Interact still need to be built. Is that your area of expertise and passion in Rotary? We’ll need to especially reinvent RYLA in time to host it in the summer of 2024. Use the form on this page to let us know that you want to help in this space!
Chair: Zoren Bullock, Trumansburg Rotary
The work done on this committee often requires experience, but there are many opportunities for members to get involved and gain that experience. All members working with youth will have to complete a background check. Please submit your name indicating your interest in getting involved in this fun, life-changing program for young people around the world!
As part of the Membership Committee, this will be an important sub-committee to strengthen membership growth through Rotaract Clubs existing and new. Let us know if you want to help grow Rotary with young members and innovative club formats that will appeal to them.
Please use this form to express your interest in joining CNY Rotary committees.
Committee chairs will sort through and respond to all submissions in September. We will do our best to embrace all volunteers, but cannot promise a particular role. We hope everyone will be flexible, and excited to contribute in a way that best supports our clubs and members.