Networking meetings are monthly and held at the business or residence of Rotary Means Business members. Some Rotary Means Business groups “rotate” the meetings to a different host each month. There is always plenty of great food and beverages. Please check the Events pages for upcoming networking meetings.
If you are a Rotary Means Business member, you can post your networking meetings directly to the Events Calendar.
This is one of the benefits to becoming an RMB member. To find out how to post events to the Events Calendar, please visit the Help pages and you will find instructions there.
Below is a sample format for a Rotary Means Business meeting. This format has worked well within the RMB NorCal Group. The format of meetings in other areas can vary.
Meetings are scheduled to be held at RMB member’s places of business or residences. The original Rotary meetings were “rotated” at members’ business locations. The benefit to the host is that members and guests will get to know the business and the host on a more personal level. The meeting location and time are announced on the RMB Event Calendar. When entering the event on the Event Calendar, the event is posted within the appropriate group (example: RMB NorCal Group, Sydney, Australia, etc.) Groups can be found on the Members pages. The event posting can also include reservations (see an example below). Once the event is posted, an automatic email goes out to all members of the group. If reservations are set up, members can RSVP to the event directly on the website. In addition, announcements can be made by email lists and announcements at your Rotary Club meetings.
The host will be responsible for organizing the meeting to include refreshments, name tags, sign-in sheet, etc. If the host wishes to share the expense of the refreshments, a collection can be made at the event.
The event is typically 1 ½ hours long. The first half hour is comprised of networking and partaking of refreshments. The next half hour is opened with some short announcements and business items. Next, members and guests can provide a short statement about which Rotary club they are from, the name of their business and a very short statement of the products and services they provide. This is limited to 30 seconds to 1 minute max. The host will then provide the group with a more extensive presentation of their business which may include a short tour of the place of business. The final time of the meeting will be a continuation of the members networking.