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Title: D3790 Tri Seminar Rotary Community Corps

D3790 Tri SeminarRotary Community Corps
  • General Information about the
  • Rotary Community Corps
  • The Success Roadmap of
  • RCC in the Philippines
  • Jose Francisco Jess Q. Cifra
  • District Governor, RI D3780, RY 2011-12
  • President, Rotary Village Corps
  • of the Philippines, Inc., RY 2012-13

  • Rotary Community Corps (RCC)

Rotary Community Corps (RCC)
  • RCC is one of Rotary Internationals Nine
    Structured Programs which are designed to help
    clubs and districts achieve their service goals
    in their own communities and in communities
    abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the

What is RCC?
  • An RCC is a group of non-Rotarian men and women
    who share Rotarians commitment to service.
  • Under the guidance of a sponsoring Rotary club,
    dedicated RCC members put their own skills to
    work to improve the quality of life in their

RCC Goals
  • Encourage individuals to take responsibility for
    the improvement of their community or village.
  • Recognize the dignity and value of all useful
  • Mobilize self-help activities and collective work
    to improve quality of life.
  • Encourage the development of human potential to
    its fullest, within the context of the local
    culture and community.

RCC History and Statistics
  • Idea introduced by then RI president-elect M.A.T.
    Caparas in 1985
  • RI Board adopted program in 1988
  • Today there are over 6,700 active RCCs 2,600
    Rotary club sponsors in 75 countries worldwide.

About RCC
  • An opportunity for Rotarians and non-Rotarians to
    work together to foster enduring community
  • Adaptable to any community, rural or urban.
  • Active participants mobilize to articulate,
    design and carry out their own plans for change.
  • Rotarians oversee projects but allow corps
    members to increase their independence.

RCC Guidelines
  • Membership should be open to non-Rotarian men and
    women who reside, are employed, or study near the
    Corps community.
  • RCCs should meet at least once per month.
  • RCCs are encouraged to undertake two major
    projects annually.
  • Any membership dues should be nominal.

RCC Activities
  • RCCs work to organize sustainable development
    for the community in which they live. As
    community members gain access to educational and
    vocational training from an RCC project, they can
    pass along their knowledge and skills to future

Project Examples
  • Establish a literacy center or tutoring group at
    a local school or library
  • Set up a clinic for people who cannot afford
    regular health care
  • Train unskilled workers and help them find jobs
  • Organize teams to clean up local parks and

How to Organize an RCC
  • Introduce the program to your Rotary club
  • Understand the communitys needs
  • Recruit RCC members and familiarize them with
  • Review guidelines and submit organization form
  • Develop a mission statement and set realistic

Rotary Club Support
  • The Rotary club plays an important role in the
    initial phase of RCC development to
  • Orient new members and helps elect officers
  • Assist developing long-term financial and
    operating plans
  • Maintain the enthusiasm and focus of members
  • Promote RCC to potential members
  • Communicate success stories to local media and RI

Local and District Leadership
  • RCCs are encouraged to
  • elect a leadership group for a one-year term
  • choose a representative from within the
    leadership group
  • The representative
  • represents the RCC with the sponsoring Rotary
    club and the public
  • District governors are encouraged to appoint
  • RCC chairs to
  • support existing RCCs
  • work to improve the program
  • implement new methods to ensure success

  • As Partners in Service, RCC members and
    Rotarians have the opportunity to
  • Develop communication and leadership skills
  • Enhance community pride
  • Share the responsibility to take charge of their
    communitys future

Status of RCC Today
  • Number of RCCs
  • Whole world 7,000
  • Philippines 1,520
  • RI District 3790 - 95

Activities of Most Philippine RCCs
  • Provide and increase the income of the community
    and the members.
  • Solve problems of the community.
  • Promote self-help / empowerment.
  • Contributes to the countrys economic
  • Implements the projects of the sponsoring Rotary

Future Areas of Focus of the RCC Movement
  • Achieve change in the community through RCC.
  • Develop efficient communications among RCC.
  • Enhance the public image of RCC emphasizing its
    value to the community and to Rotary.
  • Establish an effective organizational structure
    of the RCC movement.
  • Campaign for RCC members to become model citizens
    / community residents.
  • Strengthen the movement by establishing more RCC
    and RCC members.

  • The following resources are available on the RI
    Web site
  • RCC Handbook (770)
  • RCC Brochure (779)
  • RCC Changing Lives, Shaping the Future (780)
  • (a brochure for prospective
  • members)
  • Contact the district RCC chair for your area or
    RI Staff
  • RCC Program Coordinator
  • One Rotary Center
  • 1560 Sherman Avenue
  • Evanston, IL 60201 USA
  • Tel 847-866-3361 or 4487
  • Fax 847-866-6116
  • Email international.service _at_rotary.org

  • Thank you for listening.
  • Enjoy your year of service!
  • Engage Rotary, Change Lives!
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