Website Help

Electronic Media For Dummies

Facebook — This is a great place to go to see current activities of the club and members. Go to your Facebook App or and log in, click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left hand corner, search for “Rotary Club of Thomasville,” and click on the site with “light Up Rotary” our site, “Like” the site and plan to upload comments and pictures. Uploading pictures and content to the site is somewhat device dependent. The easiest way is to use an IPad to find our Facebook page on Safari as described above. Under the banner at the top, click on “post.”. Click on the camera icon in the bottom of the box. Then select either Choose Existing, to choose a photo you have already taken, or choose Take Photo or Video, to shoot a new picture or video. If you choose Take Photo or Video, your camera will come up. Shoot the picture and select Use Photo in the lower right or, if you do not like the picture, select Retake in the lower left. After you select Use Photo, the photo will be loaded in the square. Then enter a post by typing in your description of what is going on in the photo. When you are through, click Post and the post will go to Will who will upload it. If you do not have an Apple device, you can upload a picture with comment to your Facebook page, click on the picture on your page and tag it with the Rotary Club of Thomasville tag. This comment and picture will be sent to Will who will approve it and post it. If you are having difficulty uploading, contact Will who will help you.

Rotary Club of Thomasville — At this site you can find information about our club, which is a good site to send prospective members, check on the weekly programs, go to the other sites including the new District Web Site, the District Database and Rotary International Club Central. This site is also linked to our Facebook Page for convenience.

District 6900 web site — This site has the latest information about the District at the top and, under the Resources Tab, has links to documents for every committee that provides best practices. After you log in you will see, at the top of the page, your name and the name of our club. If you click on your name, you will see your profile. If you click on the name of the club, you will see information about our club. At the bottom of the page, if you click on Club Directory, you will see data on all our members, but without a picture. If you go to the top of the page you will see a PDF Version button. If you click on this, you will see a directory with pictures that can be saved of printed. If you click on Projects at the bottom of the page, you will see the projects which our club plans to accomplish for the year. In order to log in, everyone has been assigned a new User Name by the District. You will need to use your new District User Name and create a new password. To get your new user name, you can look at the list we will email, email me at, or see me or Will Felts at a meeting and we will have the list. To establish your password, do the following:

  • Click the Login link in the main menu
  • Click the Forgot Password? link
  • Put in your username and email address
  • Click Submit
  • You will receive an email with a reset link (be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t get it in your inbox within a minute or two)
  • Click the reset link and you should be taken to the reset password screen of the website
  • Enter your username and the password you want to use (at least 8 characters: 1 upper, 1 lower, 1 digit and one special). You will need to enter it twice.
  • Click submit
  • You should get a message that your password has been reset successfully
  • Click the login link
  • Login with your new password
  • Once logged in, you should see your name and your club in the center of the blue banner at the top. Click it to see your information.

To access club information click on the club name at the top. You can access a club Directory on line or get a PDF version with from this site. See the PDF symbol at the top of the Directory page. Will Felts and I will have computers at the meetings and we can help you with this if you are having issues.

This site will be the main source of information for the District for projects, and for District Awards so Directors will be asking Committee Chiefs for the Project Planning Data Sheets and Will Felts and I will see that they are updated to the District and Rotary Central Sites. After a project is completed Committees will prepare an Activity report giving the results of the project with pictures, videos and any press releases. By clicking on the project edit choice on the side (pencil) you will come to a screen that will let you input accomplishments, files describing the project in more detail and pictures of the activity. Will and I can assist in updating the District site and Rotary Central with these results.

District Data Base — The old District Data Base is still in operation, but you will need a separate password for this. It is initially your email address and your Rotary International number that you can find on the address label of your Rotary magazine. Once you log in you can change your password. This is the site our Club Secretary, Nick, uses to update the personal data for the club. You can go to My Club to go to the Club Directory. There you will find the club leadership and pictures and information on club members. You should check your personal data and be sure your picture is there and the data is up to date. This data can only be accessed by Rotarians. The Club Dashboard provides a snapshot of club data on new members, birthdays and anniversaries and demographics. You can also print out a club directory in various formats.

Rotary International and Club Central — This is a newly designed site that has a section called My Rotary. You will need a different log in to access this site and if you have not registered for the site, click on My Rotary and Register. Once you log in, you see much information about Rotary International. Click on My Rotary If you are already registered, just sign in. You will find that Rotary Central has much useful information under the headers and historical data on our club, and after clicking on Our Goals you will find our goals for 2014/2015 for Your Club, Service, and Foundation and how we are doing to accomplish these goals. When Directors and Committee Chiefs provide Will and me electronic or hard copy Project Planning and Activity Reports, we will keep the site updated and these reports will be used for PR, awards and other purposes. We can link completed reports to Rotary Showcase which is a site that has much more information on the project including pictures and videos. This site is accessible by Rotarians and non-Rotarians and shows to the world what Rotary is doing.

This is all a bit complicated and if you are having difficulty contact Joe Brown or Will Felts and we will help you.