Guest Speaker Guidelines

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The Rotary Club of Pittsford meets at the Fishers Room (at the back next to the parking lot) of the Pittsford Public Library.  We generally have about 35-40 members (out of 60) attend on a regular basis.
 
Meeting starts at 7:15 a.m., but everyone comes in at 7:00 a.m. for fellowship and to line up for breakfast.  Although the speaker is usually introduced at around 7:50 a.m., please arrive at 7:00 a.m. to join us for breakfast and get to  know some of the members of our Club.

Our members respond positively to speakers who present a topic of informational, educational, motivational, or entertainment value that will be of general interest to all club members. With speakers every week, we have many lessons learned:  Speeches that are read are not successful.  Presentations should not promote a specific business or its services and should be non-political and non-sectarian unless you have been invited specifically for that purpose. Refrain from anything that might suggest fund raising for whatever the excellent cause might be.  The Rotary Club has its own processes for annual fund raising and allocation of such funds.

Please plan on 20-30 minutes for your talk, which includes 5 minutes for Q&A. You are welcome to invite members to stay after the meeting to answer more questions.  When planning your program, please keep in mind that our meeting must end before 8:30 a.m.

We have a projector, internet service and our Club President brings a laptop.  Bring a USB flash drive if you would like to have A/V with your presentation.  Feel free to distribute any type of literature pertaining to your topic.
 
We schedule our speakers about 3-4 months in advance. Email our Vice President, Sharon Garofanello, at sgarofanello@gmail.com with a title to your topic, a short bio, your contact phone number and Wednesday morning availability (about 3-4 months from the date of your email).
 

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