Young Professionals

Test Drive the Pocatello Rotary Club

Pocatello Rotary Club

Test Drive Rotary

What is Test Drive Rotary?

Pocatello Rotary Club’s Test Drive Rotary is an exciting new program designed to give young professionals (ages 20 to 40) the opportunity to experience the benefits of belonging to a professional service organization that promotes “Service Above Self.”  Through community involvement and international efforts, Rotary clubs across the globe combine their professional and service goals to strengthen and serve their communities. We want young professionals to experience the good that Rotary does, and we have created an internship program catered just for them.

What does Test Drive Rotary Involve?

Test Drive Rotary is a program that gives qualified candidates a  six-month internship in the Pocatello Rotary Club.  Young professionals interested in participating in the program will be required to complete an application for consideration.  If selected, interns are required to complete the following:

●    Attend at least 80% of the clubs weekly lunch meetings (meetings are from 12:00-1:00).*
●    Participate in at least two service projects/events in the Pocatello Rotary Club
●    Perform at least two fellowship assignments at club meetings (greeter, pledge, etc.)
●    Attend a new member orientation meeting.
●    Join one of the club’s committees and serve.

What does it cost to participate in the Test Drive Rotary program?

Nothing!  Pocatello Rotary is pleased to offer this internship to interested candidates with no financial obligation.  Weekly lunch fees are covered by the club, and since the internship is not a formal membership, interns are not required to pay Rotary dues during their internship period.

What do I have to gain from Test Drive Rotary?

In addition to the many service opportunities available through Pocatello Rotary Club, an internship in the Test Drive Rotary program allows you to meet and interact with some of the leading professionals in our community.  Rotary members are community leaders who come from all walks of life and all vocations, so there is always opportunity for professional and personal connection.  Weekly meetings focus on club business and offer interesting and engaging presentations that are relevant to Pocatello professionals.  The fellowship fostered in club meetings and working together on projects builds a true sense of camaraderie and goodwill among members. The shared goal of “Service Above Self” promotes a deeper and more meaningful definition of success when you experience professionals using their talents and experience to strengthen and serve their communities.

I don’t know much about Rotary.  What kind of support do I get?

If selected as an intern for the Test Drive Rotary program, you’ll be paired with a member of the Young Professionals committee (an Ambassador) who will introduce you other Rotarians, explain club procedures, and accompany you to all club meetings.  A designated table will be assigned for interns, their Ambassadors, and other Rotarians we’d like you to meet.

What do I need to do to apply?

To apply for an internship, simply fill out and return the application (see below).  Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and interns will be notified if accepted.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions or would like to know more about the Test Drive Rotary program, please contact Summer Jackman at the number or email address below:

Summer Jackman
Phone (cell) 208-681-6021  (business) 208-233-6333

* Occasionally, meetings are held at alternate times and/or locations and will be announced ahead of time. 
   Meetings are also recorded to allow make-up credit for missed physical attendance.

Darl Bennett (PR),
Aug 18, 2016, 1:03 PM