In an effort to encourage engagement with the club rather than mere meeting attendance, the Rotary Club of Fairhope has instituted a system of Touch Points as a metric for determining active membership. Attendance at club meetings will still be recorded and tracked, but Touch Points will also be used as a measure of participation. To that end, 40 TPs in a Rotary year will be considered minimal engagement; 50 TPs (which can be earned through attendance and makeups in the usual way) will be equivalent to 100% attendance.
Touch Points will be awarded according to the schedule below, and additional TPs may be assigned at the discretion of the president. Members are responsible for reporting TPs to the club secretary and shall be guided by the Four-Way Test. TPs must be reported weekly.
All listed items are worth one (1) Touch Point each unless otherwise indicated. Additional TPs may be assigned at the discretion of the president.
Personally attend any of the following:
- Weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Fairhope
- Weekly meeting of any other Rotary club worldwide
- Meeting of any board or committee meeting of the Rotary Club of Fairhope, including new member orientation
- Any meeting with other club members lasting at least one hour (e.g., budget conference)
- Meeting of the Fairhope Rotary Supper Club
- Club social event
- Meeting of the Fairhope High School Interact Club
- Meeting of the board of the Rotary Youth Club
- Rotary Youth Club activity (such as Christmas party)
- Visit to a school or other location as part of a service project, ribbon cutting, etc.
- Memorial service for a member
- Rotary Leadership Institute (2 TPs)
- Grant management seminar
- District or zone conference or international convention (≥ 1 TP per day, depending on distance)
- Visit the site of a Rotary e-club and spend at least 30 minutes performing whatever actions are required to qualify for a makeup
- Attend a Rotary-related online meeting, conference call, webinar, or the like
- Post or share a Rotary-related message on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Post or share a Rotary-related photo or video on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
- Chair a meeting of the club board or any committee (1 TP in addition to credit for attending)
- Prepare a grant request and follow up (5 TPs)
- Participate in a club fundraiser or service project (3 TPs)
- Be responsible for participation of a non-Rotarian in a club fundraiser or service project (2 TPs)
- Participate in the fundraiser or service project of another Rotary club, including Interact (2 TPs)
- Participate in the fundraiser or service project of another organization where you are identified as a Rotarian and promote Rotary (e.g., Christmas parade, Polo at the Point)
- Volunteer at the Rotary Youth Club (1 TP per visit)
- Host a club social event (3 TPs in addition to credit for attending)
- Publish the bulletin (1 per issue)
- Send an announcement, invitation, or other message to club members
- Write minutes of any board or committee meeting (2 TPs)