The Rotary Club of Niwot
This page is principally
to give current and prospective members general
information on how the club operates. The majority of
the operations are standardized and follow Rotary
International (RI) directives.
We began official
operating arrangements and administration at the
beginning of 2009 after chartering on December 17, 2008. Our officers are elected
annually and we have a Board of Directors. We currently
have three directors serving staggered 3 year terms. The
remaining club positions are volunteer appointments
approved by the officers and accepted by the membership.
Most members serve in a club position as an officer,
director, or projects person. All members participate in
projects and fund raising as their availability permits.
We are a breakfast or
morning club meeting in downtown Niwot.
Our current meeting location (and all directions to it)
are listed on the Meeting Page (link to left). We pay
for our breakfasts as part of our local dues.
Dues are billed
quarterly. Dues to Rotary
International for membership are $50 per quarter. To
this we currently add $10 per quarter for local club
administrative purposes. At this time, we are fortunate
to have a free meeting space in the Niwot Emporium and
we purchase our breakfasts individually. In the future,
when we locate a more permanent venue we will be looking
for an arrangement that includes breakfast at a nominal
cost and that will become part of the quarterly billing.
All members are expected to pay for the breakfast to
accommodate planning and administration and because
there are attendance requirements for being in a Rotary
To support the club and
appropriately share the expenses, members are expected
to attend a substantial percentage of the meetings.
Members are encouraged to attend other Rotary club
meetings as make-ups and to promote broad cooperation
and contacts within Rotary.
Try joining us for a
meeting. We have had very good responses from visitors
who think our club has "the right feel" for a local
club, and is doing projects and service they enjoy. If
you like what we are doing and see an opportunity to you
to become involved in service to your community, talk to
a local Rotarian about membership.
Service Projects and
A lot of our projects
mostly involve volunteering your time to work with
other Rotarians and community people and organizations.
Some of our projects require funds, which we raise. To
assure that funds we raise for those purposes go to the
projects, we keep them in a separate account.
Eventually, as is the model for typical Rotary Clubs, we
will set up a non-profit foundation [a Niwot Rotary
Foundation] for the direction, control, and use of
raised funds. This keeps them apart from club
administrative needs, offers cleaner management, and
allows donors a tax exemption for their contributions.