User Identity and Passwords
Our new site provides a lot of flexibilty on how to log on. You can use a number of different identies from different sites. Here's an explanation of each of them:
The Rotary.org login is the primary means of logging on to our site. The identification consists of an email address and password. Whenever you use this ID we contact the rotary.org server to validate that you are still a member. Any Rotarain (World wide) can logon using this identity. However, members of District 1060 are given greater access.
Rotary.org login is obtained from the My Rotary based on the Club records as updated by your Secretary or President. This identity is used to log on to RI to update club and member details, obtain club reports, and to register for international meetings. The same identity is used to logon to the RIBI site for access to restricted information in the Members' Area.
If you have not registered with Rotary.org:
- Register here: http://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/user/register
If you forget your Rotary.org login then then you can follow these links to recover it:
- Reset Password: http://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/user/password.
- Forgot Login Email Address: To retrieve your sign-in email, please contact RI by email or phone.
The user name and club information for each member is stored locally. When you log on the email address from your Rotary.org login is matched with local information to find your name and the groups you belong to. If there are no matching records already on the site then a new account will be created. The new account will be based on your Rotary membership number. When this happens the webmaster will contact you to obtain the full details. (Note that names and corresponding emails were taken from the 1060 Directory to seed the site. If your email has changed during the year the connection might not be made).
If your details were not in the 1060 Directory then you will need a new account the first time you logon. To do this you can visit the registation page. Here you can supply your name and club to form your account name. Enter his as 'name - club' (for example, Dave Roberts - Southam 2000') in the Username field. Then enter your Rotary.org email address and password. An account will be created for you if the identity is validated by RI.
Twitter, LinkedIn and OpenID
These identifiers come from other commercial and public access mechanisms. If you already have one of these identities then you can link it to your Rotary account. Once linked, you can log on to the system using either your Rotary.org login or any of the associated identifiers. There are buttons on the logon page for this. Note that you have to make the link before they work.
Once Twitter or LinkedIn then an extra feature is enabled. Whenever you add information to this web site then it can be copied to a Tweet (on Twitter) or a status change on LinkeIn. Using this method to repeat contact on your social network brings a lot of benefit to our organisation. When you post to your network, your contact can see your Rotary activity. They might see something which encourages them to join.
Local Accounts (Username)
Local, mirror accounts provide a back up to the use of your Rotary.org account or social network ID. For example, if you change your Rotary.org email address it will no longer match the mirror account. To correct this you can obtain a one-off logon link. Put your old email or your local username (for example, Dave Roberts - Southam 2000') into the field and press 'E-mail new password'. This will send an email to the old address with instructions to log on. Once you have logged on you can correct the email address on the account and it will then link correctly to your Rotary.org logon.
Mirror accounts for Rotarians from outside our District will remain with their membership number as the account name.
We can also make local accounts available to non-Rotarians if Clubs wish to. These might be useful if you want to allow Friends of Rotary or similar to subscribe to your information (events and so on).
If all else fails