By David Peterson, Club and District Support Manager, and Victoria Schiffman, Member and Club Management Product Owner, Rotary International

Imagine this: You meet a fellow Rotarian at an event. You are interested in collaborating on a project and promise to follow up. A few days later, you realized you’ve misplaced their contact information. Now what?

You could search Google or social media. You may even try to call us, hoping Rotary International could help, but we can’t share our members’ information. So now what?

You go to the newly updated My Rotary website and use the member search function to find that member! You can search by name, location, role or club. And based on that member’s privacy settings, you can make an instant connection.

This is just one of the many updates we recently made to My Rotary – our members-only website for Rotarians and Rotaractors. The site has been around for a long time, providing access to resources, tools and information that improve the membership experience. Over the years though, we’d hear that it was too slow, hard to navigate, and difficult to use. Our members were frustrated and My Rotary was no longer meeting their needs.

So, we set out to give you what you asked for. And this month, we launched an improved My Rotary.

Many of the initial changes are focused on functionality for club officers since they are the site’s heaviest users. But there are plenty of improvements that all members can benefit from. My Rotary is now faster and easier to use. It’s more accessible from mobile devices. It even has an updated look and feel. It also has improved member profiles and security settings so you easily make connections with other members, while also protecting your personal information. No more missed connections!

It’s simple:

  1. Log in to My Rotary.
  2. Complete your member profile by adding your contact information, the Rotary programs you’ve participated in, and your professional expertise.
  3. Set your privacy settings. You control what information you want to share and with whom. You can customize your profile so some information is only visible to your club, while other information is available more broadly (or not at all).

And when you’re done, check out the other new features, like the enhanced club search function. The old “Club Finder” functionality is being replaced by a simplified club search tool that allows members to look up and filter clubs more easily using a variety of search parameters, including meeting day, time, location, and, brand new in this release, meeting format (online, in-person or both). Clubs can also now add more than one meeting to better accommodate the many innovative approaches they are using to address the needs of their members and attract new ones.

We’ll be making even more updates in coming months (including improvements to functionality for district officers and fully incorporating Rotaractors and satellite clubs) so the site is continuously being improved to meet your needs. In the meantime, give it a try and let us know what you think!