Membership Development & Retention Committee
Why Join Rotary? Maybe you've seen a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others - or even learn new skills. Maybe you're seeking connections with other service-minded professional in your community or abroad. Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals, and so much more. Read more at RI website: Benefits of Rotary
Public is aware of Rotary, but unsure of what we do: Rotary International news release said: "Do your fiends and co-works know that you're a Rotarian?" RI 2010 survey showed a Rotarian is one of the best billboard for advertizing". It promotes a positive and active organization yet the message is still unclear in recruiting new Rotarians. Read more at Public is aware of Rotary, but unsure of what we do
Rotary clubs do not make communities - Rotary clubs make communities better". "Rotary at all levels must create educational and recognition programs to help clubs revive and maintian Rotary's Brand and become the organization of choice for their target audiences." Read more of PDG Jim Henry, Distrt 6960: "Can We Rotarians in North America Avoid Being Buried..."
RI membership focus 2012 - 2013. In order to focus goal setting at the club and district levels on membership activities, the RI Board has set a membership goal of 1.3 million Rotarians by 30 June 2015. The Board has also approved regional membership plans that were created by committees of Rotary leaders led by the directors in each region. Each plan addresses the regionís unique needs and customs. Districts and clubs are encouraged to use the regional membership plans as a guide in developing goals and strategies that are realistic and achievable and take into consideration historical trends and the opportunities within each region.
The Membership and Retention Committee provides training, resources, and support for all clubs wishing to increase membership and retain members by actively engaging their members. Rotary must change its culture from one of attendance to one of engagement.
Since on the average clubs loose 10% of their membership each year a club that does not want to shrink must bring in several new members. Also implementing membership development programs includes special emphasis on retention. Clubs should keep MEMBERSHIP constantly in front of the clubs all year and heap praise on the success. Support and encourage club members to not lose the grip on the Rotary Wheel.
Rotary International: Strategic Priorities and Goals - Support & Strengthen Clubs
- Foster club innovation and flexibility
- Encourage clubs to participate in a variety of service activities
- Promote Member recruitment and retention
- Develop leaders
- Start new, dynamic clubs
- Encourage strategic planning at club and district levels
Rotary membership is by invitation of local clubs. If you would like to be considered for membership by a local Rotary club, please contact (email) District 5110 Membership Chair by clicking on the name Mitch Allen
As a reminder to all Rotarians the Rotary Manual of Procedure allows all of us to do a make-up on line by doing thirty minutes of interactive time on a Rotary web site. Most that have tried this have done on line makeups at eClub One. However there are additional ways that are available to all Rotarians for doing make-ups.
- Makeup on line @ Rotary eClub of the State of Jefferson (D5110) (Follow the instructions on the web site to obtain a make-up.)
- Visit Rotary International in how to use eclub as a makeup and view one of many sites for electronic makeup. (Simply email your club secretary that you have completed this make-up.)
- Visit the web site of the Rotary Club of Seattle #4 that has well known business leaders and view one of their club's programs (Simply email your club secretary that you have completed this make-up.)
- Complete a training module at the RI's eLearning Center Click Here to go to the training Center(Simply email your club secretary that you have completed this make-up.)
Top four items directly below show District Membership Data
Membership History Since 2003 to January 2013 (update January 19 2013)
Semi-Annual Reports History on Official District Memberships since July 1, 2001. Updated 01/19/13
Club & District Membership Summary as of end of December 2012 (updated 02/10/13)
District Monthly Membership 2011 -2012 (Sample of Membership Growth/Decline)
Sample Red to Blue Badge Induction: Make it a special day for the new Rotarian
Eugene Delta Rotary Information Power Point: Great presentation for prosective new member, change to fit your club
Membership Powerpoint presentation January 26, 2013: "Why are we here Today": To grow and engage Rotarians.
Ignite - New Membership Program
Ken Boyd, RI Director states "The mission of the Ignite Program...is to reverse the ten year downward trend in Membership Growth. It is program to "Ignite Every Member" in the membership development and retention program. Details of the program can be read at Rotary International Zones 25 & 26 IGNITE MANUAL
2012 NW PETS resource web site has current information for Rotary Club informations and source of programs for Club officers. Visit the site at Pacific NW PETS training materials
Greg Krauska's insights in how to creat thriving, growing, high-impact Rotary Clubs. "Create an ideal experience for prosective members, Great clubs have tremendous positive energy." Read more at this great Greg's website Innovate Rotary The following is a link to all the Membership resources available on the RI site - we think you will find answers to many of the question that come up from time to time. Do "bookmark" this page: Membership General Information website
Rotary District to the north of District 5110, District 5100 has articles and ideas. Its Membership Director, Kristi Govertsen, will take you on a journey rethinking membership. She will challenge your current thoughts on membership. Visit her numerous websites from its D5100 Membership Home webpage.
Another great RI link to best Practices database on Membership resources - "Bookmark" this page: Membership development Best Practices database website
RI's Club Assessment Tools, a companion Piece to the Membership Development Resource Guide, visit: Club Assessment Tools.
Visit District 5110 Membership Resource website filled with other ideas to solicted new members and retain current members. Link to District 5110 Membership Ideas, Frontier, Attidtude, & Resource website
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This webpage has been updated February 10, 2013.
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Committee Details: Membership