Rotary is split into various districts, with Melbourne’s eastern and southeastern suburbs included in District 9810, while the inner city and western suburbs, as well as parts of regional Victoria are in District 9800.
District 9800 has also initiated a new virtual club, following the lead of District 9810, which charted its eClub last year. This evening I attended the Charter Night for the Rotary eClub of Melbourne, to meet Rotarians in the neighbouring district and to compare the two eClubs.
While both eClubs have similarities, District 9800 is operating a hybrid model, which will include regular physical meetings. District 9810 operates as an eClub, with informal physical meetings to support members.
Tonight’s Charter Night officially launched the eClub of Melbourne and it is great to see Rotary exploring how it can harness the Internet to engage members.