Posted by Ron Bott on Jun 04, 2019
This past Rotary year, the District 7910 Membership Committee introduced several initiatives to help clubs attract and engage membership. These initiatives will continue and new ones will be introduced in 2019-2020.
New Member Orientation Events were held this past Fall and Spring with 60 total attendees. These events introduce newer (2 years or less) and prospective members to the various facets of Rotary in a fun and interactive way. Clubs are encouraged to send their newer and prospective members to these events. Feedback indicates that attending these events significantly improves member retention. The next events are scheduled for 10/3/19 and 4/4/20 (at District Assembly).
A Series of Animated Videos covering a wide range of membership-related topics designed for clubs in Zone 32 was distributed on a monthly basis. Clubs are encouraged to have Membership Moments at regular meetings showing the 2 to 3-minute videos and discuss how the topics relate to their clubs. New videos are being produced and will be distributed to clubs as completed.
The District Membership Committee will continue to meet on a quarterly basis. Next year’s meetings are scheduled for 9/11/19, 1/23/20 and 5/13/20. Membership Chairs and Presidents will be invited to these meetings but they are open any Rotarian wishing to share and learn about strategies to attract and engage membership. Stay tuned for new initiatives in Friendship Exchanges and Fellowships as next year unfolds.
The latest data indicate that our District and Clubs are making progress. Year-to-date, net membership has increased slightly and member attrition has declined significantly over last year. So, keep up the good fight. Together, we will GROW ROTARY!