Posted by Phil Abraham on Aug 14, 2017
I just received an updated concept from Gerry Jackson of one of District 6380's newest clubs, the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians.
This text from Gerry is just a short extract from the updated concept published on the district web site under Download Files as a PDF.
What has already happened:
Earlier this year, we reached out to my district’s 2016‐17 district governor, Michael Angelo Caruso and he agreed to and likes the idea of starting this club via my district. We realize our members will be from all over North America (perhaps even the world). However, each Rotary club has to belong to a district and each provisional club needs a New Club Advisor who is an existing Rotarian knowledgeable in the process ... in this case that would be me. That person’s job is to help the club along to becoming an actual Rotary club and to stay with that for several years into its early existence.
Given my IFMR‐NA (International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians – North America chapter) commitment as vice president for these next 3 years followed by 3 years as President, I’ll be personally committed to this venture for at least 6 years so the ties to my current district make sense. Our current IFMR‐NA President Chris Jones is also onboard with approval to start this club. I have also met with our district's membership chair Rhonda Pnczyk and she too is onboard. We are in the process of understanding and organizing the paperwork to be filed with Rotary International.
We began meeting as a provisional Rotary club in March. Since then the club has already grown to 11 dues paying active “regular” members (we need a minimum of 20 “regular” members to charter the club); and 19 dues paying active “associate” members (Associate members defined below).      '