How to create a My Rotary Account

Please find below the steps to register on My Rotary or scroll down to see the slideshow:

  1. Please have your Rotary ID at hand before you register on My Rotary (you can find your Rotary ID above your address field on the Rotarian magazine or contact the club PA & club Secretary/ treasurer).
  2. Go to www.rotary.org.
  3. At the top/bottom click on My Rotary.
  4. Click on create account.
  5. Enter your email address & create a password.
  6. Enter the required data: name, address etc. most importantly, your Rotary ID (see above).
  7. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address; once received, click the link within the email.
  8. Registration in My Rotary complete.


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There have been many changes to Rotary policies and procedures since your leadership manuals were written, including some from the 2016 Council on Legislation. Here is a summary of those changes, which override entries in the Lead Your Club manuals. The most recent versions of the club constitution and bylaws are available on Rotary.org.


The following changes to the Bylaws of Rotary International, effective 1 July 2016, apply to all Rotarians:

Becoming a Rotarian

Clubs may determine their own rules for transferring members, dual membership, and honorary members. They’re also free to continue following the traditional provisions for these members. The only mandatory qualifications for membership are that Rotarians must be adults who have demonstrated good character, integrity and leadership; have a good reputation in their business, profession and community; and be willing to serve in their community and around the world.

Potential members who owe money to a Rotary club aren’t eligible for membership. Clubs must confirm that transferring or former Rotarians seeking membership don’t have any outstanding debt to their previous club. (For complete details, see the RI Bylaws, section 4.030.)

Flexibility in meeting frequency, format, and attendance

Council on Legislation representatives voted overwhelmingly to eliminate limitations on how Rotary clubs conduct their meetings, and recognized the fact that a club’s health is not determined by attendance alone. With the RI Board’s endorsement of the Council’s changes, clubs now can:

  • Determine the best day and time for their meetings
  • Change or cancel a meeting
  • Count service projects or social events as meetings
  • Choose whether to meet in person or online, to alternate between online and in-person meetings, or even to use both formats at the same time (for example, a member could participate in an in-person meeting through a video chat)
  • Amend their bylaws to change attendance requirements and termination policies involving members with poor attendance

Rotary clubs now can reduce their meeting frequency, as long as they meet in some way at least twice a month. They are still expected to forward attendance reports to the district governor within 15 days of the last meeting of each month.

Flexibility in membership types

Rotary has two types of membership: active and honorary. Clubs can now offer additional types, such as associate, corporate, and family, as long as they report these individuals as active members and collect RI membership dues from them.

Rule of 85

Rotarians can be excused from attendance if two conditions are met: They have been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for at least 20 years, and their years of club membership plus their age equals at least 85.

E-clubs and Rotary clubs

Given the new flexibility granted to all Rotary clubs, Rotary is no longer making a distinction between e-clubs and traditional clubs. References to e-clubs have been removed from the RI Bylaws and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, but clubs may continue to designate themselves as e-clubs to emphasize that they meet exclusively or primarily online.

Dual membership for Rotaractors

In order to facilitate the transition from Rotaract to Rotary, the RI Bylaws now permit Rotaractors who meet the qualifications for membership to join a Rotary club while remaining Rotaract members.


Clubs may now suspend a member for a maximum of 90 days. At the end of that time, they must terminate or reinstate the member. A suspended member has the right to appeal the suspension or request mediation or arbitration.

Click image to download the Secretary 2016-19 Edition:

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Where can I find more downloads?

On the RI website here.


SCAW 2015 – A review

RCN’s ‘Rainbow News’ now available online

Our club’s weekly – yes: weekly! – newsletter, the ‘Rainbow News’ will, from now on, again be available on our website. They are in PDF format for easy download.

To see all current newsletters for the Rotary year 2016-17, please click here.


Visit to Cura Children’s Home


Higher Education Fund – MoU signed

The Rotary Club of Nairobi, has partnered with the Asian Commercial Community to support Higher Education which will benefit 15 brilliant Kenyan youth pursuing Economics and Business degrees at the University of Nairobi. The funding cover their tuition fees for four years. The signing of the MoU at the University of Nairobi (UoN) took place on October 28th, 2016.

See photos of the event in our photo gallery.

RCN’s Inaugural Rotary Quiz Challenge

 The ‘Mother Club’ called and the children came running!!!

Thank you dear Rotary family for honoring the call and making the inaugural Rotary Quiz Challenge and Talent Show on 7th May 2016 the huge success that it was.

Congratulations to the winners our very own members and the prize money winners Rotary Club of Muthaiga, Rotary Club of Lavington and Rotary eClubs of South West USA and Silicon Valley.

A toast to the following Rotary Family members who were part of this inaugural event:

  1. The Interact Club of Aga Khan Academy
  2. The Interact Club of Dagoretti High School
  3. The Rotaract Club of Multi Media University
  4. The Rotaract Club of University of Nairobi
  5. The Rotaract Club of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  6. The Rotaract Club of Westlands
  7. The Rotaract Club of Karura
  8. The Rotaract Club of Muthaiga
  9. The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central
  10. Rotary Club of Muthaiga
  11. Rotary Club of Karura
  12. Rotary Club of Milimani
  13. Rotary Club of Gigiri
  14. Rotary Club of Industrial Area
  15. Rotary Club of DeSota
  16. Rotary Club of Peponi
  17. Rotary eClub of South West USA
  18. Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley
  19. Rotary Club of Westlands
  20. Rotary Club of Lavington
  21. Rotary Club of Nairobi

Many thanks to our sponsors:

  1. Sports Station Ltd
  2. Premchandabhai Foundation
  3. KAM Pharmacy
  4. Health Education Africa Resource Team
  5. Pelican Signs
  6. Individual Rotarians and friends

Here is to 85 great years of Rotary in East and Central Africa and to many more and the start of yet another Rotary Club of Nairobi annual tradition.

Rtn. Manu Chandaria guest speaker at fellowship


SCAW 2016 Distribution – GILGIL

On 3rd March 2016,1,200 bedkits were distributed to children in Gilgil, Nakuru County. After the distribution, the team was hosted to a luncheon by Rotarian Mary Coulson.

Later the team visited and interacted with children from Sanata Charitable Trust, a charity set up by Rotarian Mary Coulson in response to the desperate needs of the street children of Gilgil.

See more photos of the event in our photo gallery


Our Community Service Projects for 2014-15

By Community Service director Gideon Akwabi



Venue & Outcomes


Rural Blindness eradication Program (Eye Camp) 28 to 29th
Nov 2015
Hema Hospital Kisii:

220 Patients Operated on

Kshs. 1,500,000
Rotary Sunshine Rally 28th Feb 2015 Jamhuri ASK Showground:

3,000 children with various disabilities entertained for a whole day. Project in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs from Kiambu, Nairobi and Machakos County

RCN contribution

Kshs. 67,000/=

Chandaria Foundation – 50,000/=

Premchandbhai Foundation 50,000/=

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) 1st to 11th March 2015 AIC Kajiado, Cura [Kiambu County], Kisii, Bondo, Emali, Ruben Centre and Kihumbuini Primary school Nairobi.

A Total of 4,000 bed kits distributed. Each bed kit contained, a mattress, mosquito net, school supplies, a school bag, a sleeping suit, slippers and sweater

SCAW Donation

CAD 140,000 or Kshs. 11,088,000/=

RCN contribution for local logistics,


Rural Blindness eradication Program (Eye Camp) 19th to 21st June 2015 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referal hospital Kisumu:

187 patients operated on from Kisii, Kapsabet, Siaya, Kericho and kakamega

Kshs. 1,309,000
Jiko Project report To be advised shortly. Needed some confirmations from Atia who I have been unable to reach on phone. TBA

My gratitude goes to

  • the RCN board of 2014-15.
  • President Kamal for leading from the front.
  • Rtn. Faith for being accessible and making the fund timely availability of the funds.
  • Rtns. Nelson Mburu and Irina Wandera for the leadership on the Sunshine rally and SCAW 2015.
  • Rtns. Joshi and Salim for their service and commitment to the Rural Blindness eradication project.

This list is not limited to the above named Rotarians. I have depended on the experience of the individuals in the list to move our programs forward in the current Rotary year.

An appeal will be made to individuals, particularly new Rotarians, to join and get the true experience of service above self.

Yours in Service,

Gideon Akwabi, Club Service Director 2015-16