For more than a century, Rotary has connected the world through fellowship and service.  The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily routines and forced the cancellation of many in-person Rotary and Rotaract club meetings and events.  But even when we can't hold our usual events, members have lots of ways to stay engaged, connected with one another, and serve their community.
Clubs can meet online using services such as Zoom, Skype, or GoToMeeting.  All three platforms offer robust support from their directions for setting up an account to helping with technical issues.  Rotary and Rotaract members get a discount on Zoom through Rotary Global Awards.  Members can also connect with each other on social media and with services such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or WhatsApp groups,
Learn how Rotarians and Rotaractors are staying in contact and keeping members engaged during these difficult times.
  • Find ideas and resources for holding virtual meetings, engaging through social media, and serving from afar in District 6690's Guide to Maintaining Member Engagement During the CPVOD-19 Pandemic.
  • Read how the Zone 34 Rotary coordinators are maintaining membership engagement (hint: ingenuity and adaptability) and download their COVID Responses Guide.
  • See how Big West Rotaract, a multi-district organization in the western region of North America, is connecting Rotarians and Rotaractors who are experiencing difficulties with others who can help.  Look at its Rotary and Rotaract COVID-19 Mutal Aid Form.
  • Read advice from Charlotte Ahiberg, past chair of the Rotary International E-Club Committee on taking your club online.  
  • Visit Rotary's website to get more tips and guidance for holding online club meetings.
How is your club keeping your members engaged during the COVID-19 response?  Share your ideas and resources in District 5340's Newsbits.  Send information and photos if you have them to Newsbits editor, Sandy Pugliese at