Taos Milagro Rotary Club 2008 – 2009 Information about our weekly program and guidelines for confirmed speakers ABOUT THE CLUB The Taos Milagro Rotary Club was established in 1998. It currently has about 31 members, and on average, about 24 or so attend our weekly meetings. The membership of our club includes many who are Taos’ leaders in business and professional activities. While the average age of the audience is relatively high (over 50), we have younger members as well. About half of our members are women. Our President July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 is Yale Jones. His e-mail address is email@example.com. His mobile phone number is 575-779-4628. Information about our club may be found at www.taosrotary.org. The Rotary International website is www.rotary.org. ABOUT THE WEEKLY MEETINGS Weekly meetings are held each Wednesday (except for some holidays) and generally take place at the Quality Inn, 1043 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos. Breakfast is served (no charge for you and up to two guests). Members and guests arrive at 7:20 a.m., and the program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m., ending at 8:30 a.m. An example of a typical meeting sequence is as follows:
7:30 a.m., President’s welcome Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians and other business SPEAKER’S PROGRAM usually starts around 7:40 a.m. o Speaker introduction. o Speaker: 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q and A from audience. President’s Announcements Member “Good News” and Announcements
President’s concluding remarks/ticket drawing to benefit a service project Adjournment “Rotary has been served” Speakers are requested to arrive at the Quality Inn by 7:20 a.m. The meeting room is on the left side of the lobby. ABOUT YOUR TALK The person who recommended that you be a speaker is the person who will be your main point of contact for all the details of your speech including the date, etc. That person will meet you, introduce you and ensure you have all your questions answered. We call that person your Sponsor. SPEAKER GUIDELINES 1
Once you have received an invitation to make a presentation, or your suggested program has been approved, the club will appreciate some materials from you to make sure that your subject and professional background are distributed to its members (via an e-mail announcement) several days before the scheduled presentation. This means having the following material sent by e-mail to your sponsor and to Yale as soon as you are confirmed as a speaker. These might include: 1) The title of your presentation; 2) A color, or black and white photograph of you, in electronic format; 3) A biographical sketch, somewhere around 150 to 200 words, in a narrative format (please, not just a listing of dates, appointments, or job titles), and perhaps a short paragraph that expands on the title of your presentation, and; 4) The best way to reach you, such as a phone or fax number, as well as your e-mail and mailing address. 5) Please send an e-mail copy of what you send to your Sponsor to the current Club president (above). This contact with your Sponsor may help with the introduction. Taos Rotarians are very interested in the activities of other non-profit organizations in our community. Indeed, many of our members have individually supported the activities of representatives of organizations who have spoken to us However, as our club we have own significant service commitments. Thus a speaker should not ask our club as a whole to support his or her organization. THE TAOS MILAGRO ROTARY CLUB IS MOST GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR AGREEING TO MAKE A PRESENTATION IN OUR W EEKLY PROGRAM!