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Introduction to Rotary


Why do we need new members? RI Loses an average of 10% each year. Additional members ... Best one year growth in Rotary's History. 54,939 net gain or plus 4.6 ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Introduction to Rotary

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Membership Retention and Development
Why do we need new members?
  • RI Loses an average of 10 each year
  • Additional members
  • Improve fellowship
  • Provide more and new ideas for service
  • Provide more hands for service
  • Keep Rotary young and vibrant
  • Provide for future Club leadership

Attracting New Rotarians
  • Good character
  • Good business/professional reputation
  • Executive capacity with discretionary authority
  • e.g. proprietor, partner, corporate officer or
  • Worthy recognized business or profession
  • Past RI President Rick King says the quality we
    seek is a quality of the heart not just income
    and position
  • Remember gender balance and rejuvenation too!

What Will Attract and Keep Members Interested in
  • Dynamic, efficient Clubs with exciting,
    successful projects
  • Friendly, welcoming Clubs with interesting
    speakers and Club meetings
  • Opportunities to be involved in meaningful
  • International fellowship of like-minded leaders
    serving their communities

Assess your Club
  • Survey Member opinions and attitudes
  • Assess Effectiveness of Service Activities
  • Does Your Club have a Good Community image?
  • Meeting Location and Cost of Rotary
  • Speakers and Programmes. Are they Relevant?
  • Demographics Age, Gender, Ethnicity?
  • How does your Club promote Membership?
  • Classification survey

The Four Elements of Effective Clubs
Effective Clubs are able to
Develop Club Leaders for Beyond Club Level
Implement Successful Service Projects
  • Sustain and Grow Membership

Support The Rotary Foundation
Efficient Club Administration
Assistant Governor Workshop Session 1 1-E
Winning Membership Strategies
  • Total Focus and Leadership by Club President
  • Put Membership at the top of all agendas
  • 1 new member from each Service Committee/Qtr
  • Make Rotary attractive/interesting for Members
  • Recruit good Speakers, have exciting Projects
  • Promote your Club and Club Projects with
    Community Leaders and Recruit them
  • Sponsor a Younger Enthusiastic Club
  • Run a Winning orientation/mentoring programme

Other New Member Strategies
  • One from Two
  • Pair off members who commit to proposing one
    member by a month ahead they select and commit
  • Two Pins
  • Newly inducted members go through a comprehensive
    orientation programme including attendance at
    Foundation, Membership Seminars and District
    Assembly and Conference before becoming a full
    Rotarian given an extra pin on loan until
    introducing a new member themselves

How to retain members
  • Make fellowship a reality for all members
  • Every member in the club must be involved
    meaningful Service to our Community
  • Invigorate your programmes and activities
  • Keep members informed of Rotary successes and
    Foundation Programmes
  • Establish reasons for any member leaving and take
    steps to avoid repetition

Why Does RI need new members?
  • Rotary lost members after the 1929 Wall St crash,
    WW11 recently
  • Goal is 1,5 million Rotarians by Feb 2005 which
    is Rotarys 100th Birthday
  • More members mean more Foundation fund raising
    more Matching Grants Polio Plus Contributions
  • More members keep the cost of Rotary down
  • Mankind is our Business. Service is our
    Product. Members are our Most Valuable Resources

Global Quest 2001/2002
  • Best one year growth in Rotarys History
  • 54,939 net gain or plus 4.6
  • 1,243,241 Rotarians in 31,256 Clubs 1100
  • India 18 14,209 top 6 Clubs
  • USA 8,618 Korea 7,388 Philippines 2,929
  • Italy 2,495 Brazil 2,166 Germany 1,971
  • Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand high s