MEMBERSHIP

THE MEMBERSHIP TRAINING TRACK FOCUSES ON HOW WE CAN RECRUIT AND RETAIN MEMBERS

Marie Baker

District Membership Chair 2017-2019

Kent Higgins, District Membership Chair

2019-2022

PETS Membership Presentation

What to Expect at District Leadership Seminar

Membership Training - Friday, March 8th, 2019

First Session

· Update on Rotary Membership Globally, Locally and your club!

· How to read reports on Membership

· Developing new flexible membership options and fee schedules –What bylaw changes may be necessary

· Process for on-boarding new and transferring Rotarians

· How to implement Test Drive Rotary

· Strategies for recruitment of new members

Second Session

· Developing a Membership Plan for your club 2019/2020

DGE Rich Kirkham says, "Getting new members is easy. Just invite someone to lunch and to enjoy one of our meetings. Then take them to one of our projects. The good we do in the community and in the world speaks for itself. People want to be a part of the good we do and to fellowship with us. Retaining NEW members is a much bigger challenge. All new members need three things: 1) a FRIEND in the club, 2) a meaningful ASSIGNMENT, and 3) to be inspired by the KNOWLEDGE of what Rotary has to offer."

RESOURCES: Rotary International publishes great training manuals to help your membership chairman and committee learn their duties.

MEMBERSHIP Development Manual.pdf
Rotary Club Membership Manual1.pdf

Your club goals should be realistic and achievable. The 2019-20 Rotary Citation suggests the following goals:

  • Designate a Club Membership Chairman
  • Appoint an active club membership committee comprised of no less than five members and report the chair to Rotary International
  • Achieve a net gain in membership
  • Maintain or improve your club’s retention of current and new members:
  • Improve your club’s retention rate by 1 percentage point or If your club’s retention rate was 90 percent or more in 2018-2019, maintain it
  • Achieve a net gain in female members or members under the age of 40
  • Conduct a study of your members’ occupations, and work to align your membership with the mix of businesses and professions in your community
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary club or Rotary Community Corps
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract club Host an event for Rotary alumni, and highlight Rotary’s networking opportunities
  • Sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant

Achieve any 5 of the above goals to earn toward your Club's Rotary Citation

Where can I find other Membership Training Resources?

DGE Rich Kirkham says, "Getting new members is easy. Just invite someone to lunch and to enjoy one of our meetings. Then take them to one of our projects. The good we do in the community and in the world speaks for itself. People want to be a part of the good we do and to fellowship with us. Retaining NEW members is a much bigger challenge. All new members need three things: 1) a FRIEND in the club, 2) a meaningful ASSIGNMENT, and 3) to be inspired by the KNOWLEDGE of what Rotary has to offer."