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Fellowship of Rotarian Editors and Publishers

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Welcome to the Fellowship of Rotarian Publishers and Editors history page, provided by RGHF. If you are a Rotarian editor or publisher for your Rotary club, district, fellowship, or other Rotary group, we invite you to join our discussion group and participate in fellowship and service activities.

The group was chartered on June 23, 2003, the International Fellowship of Rotarian Editors & Publishers operates in accordance with Rotary International, but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International. In 2002-2003 Ray Taylor (Pinehurst, NC) was Chairman of Rotary Internationalís Rotary Fellowships committee. Ray asked Phil Morris (RC Furnitureland, D7690, NC) to design and publish a website for Rotary Fellowships. Together they developed www.rotaryfellowships.org  . Why Phil? In the early 1990ís Ray asked Phil to serve as their Districtís club bulletin committee chairman and years later, their district website was started.

Backtrack to 2000, when a Rotarian in the neighbouring district expressed interest to Ray Taylor for developing a fellowship for club newsletter editors, he called Phil again to see if he would be interested in supporting this effortÖ that is how Phil came to know Ken Scheffel (RC Chapel Hill, D7710)

Ken Scheffel served IFREP as Charter Secretary/Treasurer and launched Volume I, Number I of PEN (Publishers & Editors News) IFREPís online newsletter on July 1, 2003

The acronyms IFREP and PEN were suggested by Don Higgins of RC Pinellas Park, Florida, along with other suggestions from members. In October 2002, by a two to one vote, the fellowship became IFREP and the newsletter, the PEN. Don Higgins has been IFREP webmaster from 2003 to present.

Designs for a fellowship logo were submitted by four member and after a thorough exchange of views and some fine-tuning, the artistís palette quill and mouse was selected to represent IFREP.

Jack Tanner (RC North Fort Mayers, Florida) started the IFREP yahoogroups forum as moderator in May 2002 until 2007 when Jack made Giovanna McKay co-owner and co-moderator. She has since then appointed Robin Chapple also as co-owner and co-moderator. She has also made Madhumita Bishnu co-owner and co-moderator.

The group is interested in getting to know other editors and publishers, sharing ideas and information about editing and publishing Rotary documents, and helping each other promote Rotary. Please visit the site web pages with sample District, Rotary Club, and Fellowship publications and feel free to send request to add links to your own published documents in PDF or HTML format. And be sure to read our own IFREP Pen fellowship newsletters with lots of tips on Rotary publications.

The purpose of this Group includes the following:

Provide easy method to contribute, distribute, and search for ideas and information for bulletin editors.
Encourage more club members to accept the opportunity to be bulletin editor.
Improve retention of current bulletin editors.
Improve club member's knowledge of Rotary.

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