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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: 

What does MDIO stand for? 

A: 

MDIO is a multi-district information organization. It is an organization of multiple districts that disseminates information about Rotaract for Rotaract and their Rotary partners. 

Q: 

How does my club join Ascension Rotaract Network MDIO? 

A: 

Individual clubs cannot become members of a MDIO per Rotary International policy. However, Rotary districts can become members by signing the Consent to Join document in the resource section. 

Q: 

What signatures do I need to join Ascension? 

A: 

Rotary International requires the signature of the current District Governor and District Rotaract Representative. 

Q: 

What if our district does not have a District Rotaract Representative? 

A: 

If you do not have a District Rotaract Representative, that is okay! Your District Governor can appoint a proxy to serve as the liaison between your district and Ascension for the time being. Districts have either appointed a Rotaractor to serve or have had the District Rotaract Chair serve in this position for the initial year. 

Q: 

What is the difference between a District Rotaract Representative and District Rotaract Chair? 

A: 

District Rotaract Representative is an elected Rotaractor who serves as the Rotaract voice in the district. Typically, they would co-chair the District Rotaract Committee with the District Rotaract Chair. The District Rotaract Chair is an appointed Rotarian by the District Governor to advocate for Rotaract at the district level. 

Q: 

Are there any costs associated with being a member of Ascension?

A: 

No, we operate on donations and fundraising only. 

Q: 

Does my district have to sign a new consent every Rotary year? 

A: 

Nope, the membership automatically renews every year. You can opt out at any point if you wish. 

Q: 

How are Ascension's meetings conducted? 

A: 

All of our meetings are conducted virtually through a video conference platform. 

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