About

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Rotary E-club of the West is a Rotary club that meets online. For our members, this new way of experiencing Rotary offers the benefits of a Rotary club, with added flexibility.

Other than meeting online to conduct club business, Rotary E-club of the West is essentially the same as any other Rotary club: club members carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize and network with each other. The main difference? Rotary E-club of the West is accessible 24/7.

Membership

Although Rotary E-club of the West is based in Rotary District 5320, our membership can be drawn from anywhere in the world. Rotary E-clubs are essentially the same as any other Rotary club: club members carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize and network with each other. The main difference? E-clubs are accessible 24/7.

Rotary E-Club of the West chartered in January 2012.  Our club members range from young professionals to retirees.  We attract members who have more than one residence, have family or work commitments, travel frequently, or have limited mobility.  The addition of Rotary E-clubs reflects the growth of online communities and the sheer number of Rotarians — and potential new members –who are already meeting and interacting online.  Also, any Rotarian can make up a missed meeting by participating in an e-club online meeting.

Meeting formats

Rotary E-club of the West offers a variety of meeting formats such as webinars, videoconferencing, message boards, instant messaging, or Skype to facilitate either simultaneous or asynchronous communication. Before an E-club meeting, a club representative posts content for that week’s meeting. Club members then attend the meeting online to discuss topics and plan projects. Rotary e-Club of the West supplements our online meetings with in-person quarterly social events and club service projects.

Service projects

Rotary E-club of the West facilitates international service by initiating projects or collaborating with other Rotary clubs around the world. At the same time, we focus on local community service projects in District 5320 (Orange County and parts of LA County) where members participate in person.

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa