Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor

To Rotarians in District 7070:

It's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Prospective members are checking YOU out - What will they see? Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 GET NOTICED, at the request of District Governor John Burns, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Half Back Discount.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CLUB in 2023-24 and 2024-25. Thirty-two of our District 7070 Rotary clubs have already completed the refresh program.  These club websites are getting noticed by the public and by their potential members who are checking them out. When a prospective member looks to join a club, they look at YOUR club website. GET YOUR CLUB WEBSITE REFRESHED - REGISTER TODAY. 

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The ClubRunner website refresh program will ensure:

  • Homepage re-design with a visually engaging layout with simultaneous visitor and Rotarian user focus

  • Creation of a membership join page with email form

  • Creation of additional content pages as required (contact, causes/programs, about us, youth programs, Paul Harris, Rotary Foundation, as required)

  • Integration of social media account links and Facebook feed

  • Creation of Google Analytics account if required for website statistics

  • Information on e-Commerce ClubRunner capabilities and creation of Donate page if the club adopts this program

  • current and correct usage of the Rotary and Rotary Theme logos.

  • that your website displays better on a mobile device

  • train you to keep your website fresh and current

The ClubRunner Website refresh program was launched in our neighboring Rotary District 7090.  Over 40 of the District 7090 Rotary Clubs refreshed their club websites with this program and most recently utilized the program to refresh the District 7090 website. District 7080 has now started to change their clubs too.  In District 7070, 32 of our our clubs have participated. And they are glad they did.

When a prospective member wants to check out your club, they will go to YOUR club website. What will they see? Will they want to join your club? 



Web Design Professional, Rotary Club of Welland member and ClubRunner expert, Melissa Wells, Ex Nihilo Website Designs (, manages the ClubRunner Website refresh program for each Club.  

Here is how the refresh program works  Upon completion of the attached application ( ), Melissa will contact your Rotary Club to arrange a Zoom kick-off meeting to discuss YOUR CLUB'S design and content goals. Each Rotary Club has a minimum of the same two Rotarians participate in both the Kick Off and Training Meetings.  There is no limit of Rotarians to participate in either or both meetings.

The ClubRunner website Refresh program will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, as completed applications are received by Melissa. And a number of District 7070 clubs have already signed up. 

Following YOUR CLUB'S Kickoff meeting, Melissa will complete the redesign work and you will immediately see the fresh new results in your Club Website. Part of the website redesign is to ensure your Club Website works on mobile devices as an important factor in younger potential members to view your website.

Once the redesign work is complete, Melissa will provide a one-hour Zoom training meeting that will be recorded as an ongoing resource for your Club. The Training meeting will provide the information and helpful tips for you to keep your website fresh and up to date.  6 hours of Melissa’s time is allotted to the 2 meetings and redesign time.

Cost- $300 plus HST.

SPECIAL CO-OP INCENTIVE - For  District 7070 clubs , in 2023-24 and in 2024-25, upon completion of your Training meeting and some easy follow-up work on your website, here is what you have to do:

  1. Make sure All Rotary logos ARE CURRENT AND CORRECTLY USED

  2. Following the training session , be sure to ADD 3 UPCOMING EVENTS OR MEETINGS

  3. Following the training session, be sure to ADD 3 CLUB STORIES  

Send us an email telling us you have completed these three easy tasks. Once the District Public Relations Chair has confirmed all of these steps are completed, the District will reimburse you for 50% of the Program fee ($150 plus HST) for your club. 

All you have to do is email Dave Andrews, (  our District Public Relations Chair, confirm that you have Updated your logos, added 3 events and added  3 stories to get your $150 rebate. 


Note: There are still  a few clubs from last year, who have not yet confirmed that the three steps have been completed on their refreshed website. All you have to do is update your logos, add 3 events and add 3 stories and be sure to email Dave Andrews, (  our District Public Relations Chair, confirm that you have completed these easy to do tasks, to get your $150 rebate. 


Note:  We are continuing the "half-back rebate program" again in the 2023-24 and 2024-25 Rotary years. Be sure to GET SIGNED UP TODAY. 

I encourage you to take advantage of the ClubRunner website refresh program to improve your Websites effectiveness in communicating outward to your community and better serve your Club members. GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED.

John Burns

District 7070 Governor

Note: Take a look at our new District 7070 Web Refresh Program for your club. 

Here is the link to our program and also a link to the application form that you can send in directly to Melissa: