The Rotary Global Rewards (RGR) is our way of giving back to those who give so much,” says RI President K R Ravindran. The programme developed by him and the Board of Directors is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and to thank them for their service and support of TRF.
It offers Rotarians and Rotaractors discounts on products and services such as travel, entertainment, car rentals, hotels and dining. More products and services from companies around the world are being added every week. Over 11,000 Rotary members worldwide have availed benefits from RGR, but with just 6 per cent, it is yet to take off in India, says Naish Shah, the Member Benefits Programme Manager at RI.
How it works
To redeem or create offers, it is mandatory for Rotarians and Rotaractors to have a My Rotary account and access it from the Member Center. It works on smartphones, computers and tablets, and is easy to navigate.
Offers from participating companies are listed in www.rotary.org/globalrewards. Search for offers by location after signing into My Rotary and clicking on Explore Rewards. Select the Map tab to display nearby offers on the map. They are highlighted in red markers. Alternatively, offers can be chosen from the List tab too. Tap the Claim Offer to redeem it. The Details tab gives more information on the deal and how to use it.
Rotarians/Rotaractors can also add offers for discounts on products and services from their businesses. Select the Create a New Offer tab after signing into your My Rotary account. Fill in the details such as the company name, logo, description of the offer, promotion code to redeem it. Once you tap Save, the offers will be activated in 10-15 business days.
RGR in India
Some of the companies participating in the Rewards programme include Accor Hotels, Expedia India, Qatar Airways and Park Plaza. PDGs J B Kamdar, Vinay Kulkarni and Vinod Bansal are the Indian ambassadors to promote the programme.
A special booth for Rotary Global Rewards is set up at the Seoul Convention and it is being promoted in all District events such as the PETS, DTTS and District Conference etc.
For further clarifications, contact RotaryGlobalRewards@rotary.org