We have unified the login process for the Template, RIBI and DMS sites (RI insists on login to their site separately). Clicking the link below will take you to the RIBI site, where you can log in with your RI email address and password, then be redirected to the Template members page.
OR, use the template login details below. You will not be logged into the RIBI or DMS sites.
Logging in to the Members Only sections of Rotary Websites:
Why log in?
The Members Only section of Rotary websites contain much useful information and functions that are essential to the well-being of the Rotary organisation and the future of our clubs.
It is a requirement of ICO (the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights) that people have access to any personal data held by an organisation on their behalf. By logging in Rotarians have access to their own details and can check this.
The MO sections are also an invaluable repository for resources such as minutes of meetings, guidance on conducting Rotary business efficiently, keeping all our activities legally compliant and Rotary 'brand' materials which could be open to abuse if available on the Public pages.
Keeping things simple and secure
For some years now the login procedures for RI (My Rotary) and RIBI have been identical: personal email as registered with RI and password of choice.
Since the advent of the Data Management System (DMS) log in to this is also identical to My Rotary.
Only the Template sites have a different log in, (User Name and password of choice), although for convenience and ease of remembering, some members have already chosen to use their RI (My Rotary) details - (using email address as User Name)
Having 2 login methods is confusing for members - including some club admins - and now we have the much requested and long awaited integration, the logical and preferred route would be to have the My Rotary details as the single default login method for all sites.
The template login for un-chartered 'provisional' Rotary clubs and Rotaract clubs using the template would remain. These 2 categories do not have an RI number, so login is not possible using the My Rotary route.
To encourage members to use the DMS, we're also considering removing from the template any duplicated email functions that the DMS provides - e.g. emailing members, emailing all by post etc - but retaining things that the DMS doesn't offer, e.g. meeting/event apologies, notification of page addition/update.
Proposed time scale for implementation
The change will not be made without prior notice - I had initially thought that January might be the time - but there's no technical reason why it couldn't happen at the end of October. The big question concerns how members will react and cope with the change.
Some members will inevitably have difficulties in accessing their My Rotary details and will need your help.
We apologise for giving you more to do following hard on the heels of the public page changes, but we have a real membership crisis with clubs closing all too frequently and others desperately searching for ways to strengthen their membership.
We are all working really hard to address this problem and make Joining Rotary an attractive proposition in the 21st Century, so greatly appreciate the key role that website administrators play in this.
Thanks to your dedication and co-operation, we have made good progress in streamlining communication systems and providing a template with a contemporary and attractive public face for our websites across all platforms.
You are not on your own!
RIBI President Denis Spiller has made increasing Membership his priority for the year, so in addition to the support we share through the various Template Forums, you will have the support of your District Governors and the Public Image team for any workshops/training you see fit.
Please discuss this within your clubs and ask your club administrator to provide feedback on the Yahoo Group.