Public Relations and Communications
Enhancing public image and awareness is one of the goals in the Rotary International Strategic Plan.
This Committee promotes Rotary to external audiences and fosters understanding, appreciation, and support for the organisation’s programmes. It also helps Rotarians understand that effective external publicity, favourable public relations, and a positive image build support for the organization, inspire potential donors, and attract possible candidates for membership.
 
This Committee:
  • Promotes Rotary to external audiences, such as the media, community leaders, potential partner organizations, program beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Share district and club stories via social media.
  • Shares Rotary public relations materials with clubs and encourage them to make public relations outreach a priority, using both traditional and digital media.
  • Provides training and answers inquiries from Rotarians and external parties about D9940 public relations e.g. materials and resources that are available.
  • Encourages Rotarians to use My Rotary and Rotary Club Central.
  • Speaks to individual clubs about the importance of club public relations, including developing and updating websites and social media presences.
  • Ensures the District website is maintained through the webmaster and content editor.
  • Maintains connections with the Zone ROZcom committee and puts D9940’s point of view.
  • If Clubs have no web presence, helps them create and promote themselves e.g. through their page on the Clubrunner multi-district website.
 
District website
The Committee also manages the District website and ensures relevant and up-to-date information is available for Club members.
 
For Rotarians, visit the Public Image Resources page under 'For Rotarians' in the drop down menu.
 

Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship (ROSNF)

This fellowship promotes the safe and effective use of social networking to promote Rotary fellowship and service utilizing all the tools available on social networks. ROSNF will promote fellowship and service by offering help to its members including:
training on how to use social networks for maximum benefit for all areas of Rotary, developing and supporting additional Facebook applications to further enhance the ability of Rotarians and Rotaractors to find fellow partners-in-service and conduct projects promoting the existing Rotary-related applications, especially the official pages and causes of Rotary International.

If you share our love of social media, or would like assistance with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogging, and other social networks and Web 2.0 sites, please join us here.  Membership is free for all Rotarians, spouses and Rotaractors.
 

Committee

Chair
Martin Garcia (Tawa)
 
District Website Manager
Richard Stephen (Hutt River Valley)
 
   Adrienne Murray (Plimmerton)
 
   June Murugan (Porirua)
 
   Jo Newlove (Hutt Valley
District Bulletin Editor
Freya Kerr (Masterton South)
 
Social Networking Coordinator
Laura Sommer (Tawa)