Support Members, First

The 2018-2019 Rotary International President Barry Rassin is calling on Rotarians “…to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”  He highlighted Rotary’s new vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities,… Continue reading Support Members, First

Rotary = Swiss Army Knife?

Rotary reminds me of a Swiss Army knife because it is many tools in one.  While the tools individually may not be ‘best in class’, when combined they form a remarkably handy implement, that you can take with you anywhere.  Let me explain… First, Rotary reminds me of church.  While Rotary is not a religious… Continue reading Rotary = Swiss Army Knife?

Membership—Part 3

This is the third blog post in a membership development series, providing a foolproof template to membership growth.  Links to the first two parts of the series Part 1—Why Membership? and Part 2—Lead Generation and Publicity. A truly successful membership plan involves every club member in the process.  Ideally each current member sponsors a new… Continue reading Membership—Part 3

Membership—Part 2

This is the second installment in a multi-part series devoted to an easily implemented membership development plan.  The first post is here.  Following this step-wise process virtually assures successful club growth. Step 3 Generate leads. Hold a club assembly.  Ask each member to bring their smart phone and stack of business cards they have collected… Continue reading Membership—Part 2

Sometimes, the best decision is to move back home

The Kerr Tar Rotary Club made that decision and asked their ‘parent’ club to figuratively move back home.  The Kerr Tar Club, was chartered just over a year ago and is struggling with declining membership and leadership succession.  Therefore, they asked to merge with their sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Oxford.  The merged club… Continue reading Sometimes, the best decision is to move back home

M & Ms

As I’ve discussed in previous posts, Membership Matters (M & Ms, get it!) to the health of your club.  Ideally, attracting new members to your Rotary club is an intentional and fully integrated club activity.  But if your club is like many, members rarely ask friends or colleagues to attend a meeting, and membership initiatives… Continue reading M & Ms