Perfect engagement is a hallmark of a healthy and vibrant Rotary Club. Perfect engagement means every Rotarian is contributing time and talent to projects that interest the individual and supports club goals. Rotary recognizes five Avenues of Service, and ideally, members will contribute in two or more of these five areas. The first step to… Continue reading Perfect Engagement – More Valuable than Perfect Attendance
Really! I believe growing Rotary membership is easier than most people think. It requires a bit of analysis, and consistent effort, but it is not difficult. Here are two approaches you may want to try. One is looking for good ‘have beens’, and the other is looking for ‘newbees’ with a heart of service. FIRST,… Continue reading Membership Growth is Easy!
If you could only grow tomatoes, but not peppers or cucumbers or flowers or shrubs, would we call you a ‘Master Gardener’? Certainly not. If your friend could prepare only one dish well, would we call her a ‘chef’? Not likely. If your music-loving colleague could play only one song, would we call him a… Continue reading How to Be An Inspiration – 4 Easy Steps!
I’ve got a master’s degree in clinical nutrition, have owned a nutrition consulting business, and have had a life-long problem with weight. I know a thing or two about dieting! I am a graduate and facilitator of Rotary Leadership Institute, have started a new stand-alone Rotary club (and failed), started a Satellite Rotary Club (so… Continue reading Growing Rotary Membership is Like Losing Weight!
We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving and the holiday calendar is in full swing. This is a time of tradition when we enjoy foods and family activities that only happen during this time of year. For me, as a child, it was playing Scrabble with three generations of family after the Thanksgiving meal was cleaned up and… Continue reading Traditions Abound
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
This is the fourth and final post describing the Membership Jumpstart template. Today, we’ll review new member induction and orientation. New member orientation is conducted inconsistently or is even nonexistent in many clubs. I think the easiest way to handle orientation is to simply extend the regular meeting time for a few minutes once a… Continue reading Member Engagement—Part 4
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
This is the first post of a multi-post series outlining a straight-forward membership development plan. The next installments will be posted every day or so. Stay tuned! Membership growth should be the top priority of the Board of Directors of nearly every Rotary Club. Why? More club members means: More friends! More opportunities for networking… Continue reading Why Membership?—Part 1
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