WELCOME TO THIS YEAR'S PASSPORT TO SERVICE PROGRAM!

District Governor Marv is excited to build on the energy from last year's passport program and hopes to get more clubs involved in the 2018/2019 Rotary year. Thank you for taking the first step to learning more about the program. Scroll through to learn how your club can participate, how you will personally benefit from it and how to get started!
 
Already on board? Click here to download your passport book and get started.
 
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Visit at least SIX events hosted by other clubs throughout the district, get your passport signed at each event and turn it in by April 15, 2019.
 
THE RULES:
-Must have at least two club members in attendance at another club's function
-Can be any kind of Rotary function - a regular club meeting, a special social event, a fundraiser or a project
-Make sure the president or secretary of the club you are visiting signs your passport and that you log the additional information for each visit
-Deadline to submit a completed passport (or passports) is April 15, 2019 and they must be turned in to an Assistant Governor or the District Governor
-You can use multiple passport print outs if needed - click here to download a passport
(keep scrolling if you have more questions)
 
A FEW THINGS HAVE CHANGED
Please take note:
-There is only one passport - all kinds of Rotary functions (service and fellowship) can be counted in this one book
-Only TWO members of your club need to pair up to visit another club's event for it to count
-The minimum number of events to complete the challenge is six, although there are eight spaces in the book
-Only club events can count - not district functions
-We made the passport smaller and are asking you to print it out, making it available here in case you need additional copies too

When District Governor Phyllis initiated this program last Rotary year, it generated a lot of buzz and excitement.
For those that participated, it was a fun and rewarding experience. We've taken your feedback and continued it with the hopes that 
even more clubs will get on board with expanding their Rotary horizons!
WON'T YOU JOIN US IN GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORING CLUBS THIS YEAR?
 
 
HOW TO PRINT YOUR PASSPORT
This year's passport books are smaller and, in order to be cost effective and more timely, we are asking clubs to print their own.
The document is just one page that you will print front & back. It does not need to be in color.
Each club technically only needs one passport, but in the event that members are headed out on a visit and someone else still has it from the last event, you can certainly print a second or third out of convenience. Just be sure to keep track of them so that once you have met the challenge you can submit all of them!
And please note that there are eight sections to be "stamped" in your passport, but completion of the challenge only requires six. Feel free to exceed the challenge!
 
Here are some helpful instructions since there is some assembly required:
-Print two-sided
-Cut along the line in the middle
-Stack the two halves so the page numbers are in order, with pages 4 & 5 facing up on the top sheet
-Staple twice in the center where indicated
-Fold in half (and maybe trim a little excess off if you like things pretty!)
And voila! Your passport is ready to help you log club visits and put you on a path to completing this passport challenge!
 
WHY SHOULD YOUR CLUB PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM?
Visiting your fellow clubs will:
-Help you meet new people
-Spark new ideas for projects
-Create the opportunity to collaborate & do more good
-Open your mind to different formats for club meetings
-Encourage more fellowship & fun
-Make you a better Rotarian!
 
HOW TO FIND A FELLOW CLUB'S EVENT
-Read your District Newsletter each month
-Click here to find any club's meeting information for the entire district
-Follow us on Facebook where we promote club events
-Check out the Events tab here on the district web site!
 
Make sure you submit your club's events using the Event Submission Form and the district public image team will promote your event in the newsletter,
on Facebook and on the events calendar!
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Where can I get a passport?
Click here to download
 
Who can get a passport signed?
Any two active members of your club can attend another club's function and have it count towards the passport. Their names should be listed as Guest 1 and Guest 2. The visit will not count without two guests present.
 
What if I don't have a passport with me when I go to another club's event?
If you are attending in the hopes of it counting towards this challenge, you must have a passport with you to get it signed. If someone else has your club's passport and you aren't able to get it from them before the event you are going to, you can just download and print another here. Clubs that utilize multiple passports to meet the goal can just submit any and all that have signatures in them, totally at least 6, before the deadline.
 
Who can sign the passport for me?
Ideally you are attending an event where that club's secretary or president is present and those are the two people best poised to be signing your passport. Should neither be available, an active member of the club will suffice.
 
Who can I contact if I have a question not answered here?
You can speak with your Assistant Governor, Lizzy Flinn-Brown or District Governor Marv