Their new ClubRunner Website focuses on moving information to an online format to make it easy for everyone to find what
they are looking for. It will also make it easier than ever for members to communicate and work with each other.
“In a large club and in an increasingly busy world, it is a constant challenge to communicate with several hundred
people and to make sure that everyone is aware of opportunities, schedule changes and successes,” says Jeff Leitner,
Public Relations Chair, who has also been Chair of the Website Committee during the transition. “ClubRunner and the
ease with which any of us can log in and communicate with everyone else immediately is a life-saver.”
Since Rotary/One’s new Web Portal was launched almost two months ago, the club has already cut down its costs dramatically
and increased efficiencies of its staff through the online RSVP functionality and e-Bulletin. “We are thrilled by the ability
for any of our members to communicate instantly with anyone or everyone else in the club,” says Leitner.
ClubRunner provides an easy to use interface for updating each portion of the site, which does not require lengthy training
or a steep learning curve. This meant that the website was now in the hands of more users, and the portal allows certain
content authors to update content more easily and often.
“Our new website on ClubRunner was very easy to use for anyone in our club who’s at all familiar with going on-line,” says
Leitner. “Folks who visit the website have been unanimously complimentary of the design, format and ease of navigation. For
folks like me who are responsible for keeping information on the site up-to-date, it has been terrific. I have been particularly
impressed by how accommodating the folks at Doxess have been and how completely they’ve thought through the challenges Rotary
clubs face today. I highly recommend ClubRunner for Rotary clubs looking for an affordable, well-designed website and
The new site also allows each member to view the membership directory online, and make changes to their own profile in real time.
The dynamic website fosters open communication and collaboration with the Rotary community. With this foundation in place,
Rotary/One, the oldest Rotary Club in the world, hopes to continue to flourish and provide Service Above Self in the next century.
The Rotary Club of Chicago Website can be found at www.clubrunner.ca/chicago.
More information on ClubRunner can be found at www.ClubRunner.ca.