How Rotary 101 Operates

The mission of Rotary 101:

To provide a solid first step for new Rotarians as they enter the world of Rotary.

The objectives of Rotary 101:

  1. To become more acquainted and connected with other new Rotarians and with other more established Rotarians.
  2. To become more acquainted and connected with our vast club and Rotary-at-large.
  3. To become involved and actively engaged in Rotary relative to one's time, talent and/or treasure.

When a new Rotarian joins the club, they will begin receiving emails from club Past President Gregory Haeseler (, inviting them to attend the next monthly session of the Rotary 101 program.

Per the attached syllabus, each monthly session covers a different aspect of our large club.  At each session there will be other new Rotarians attending.  A new Rotarian can expect to have an opportunity to become more acquainted with their peer Rotarians.

As this steady group of new Rotarians attend each monthly session, they will become more and more aquainted with each other.  They will also learn how the Rotary Club of Long Beach is organized into its Avenues of Service along with its respective committees.  Eventually, it will become clear to the new Rotarian where they can best serve given their respective time, talent, and/or treasure.

The overall Rotary 101 program is fluid; new Rotarians can join anytime.  The only cost is the cost of spending time with others and developing acquaintances.  For more questions about the course, please contact the Rotary 101 program facilitator, Gregory Haeseler at or 562-594-1425.