Membership Growth is Easy!

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!

Spring Cleaning–Its for Rotary Clubs too!

We’ve experienced our first blush of spring, trees are flowering, birds are singing, butterflies are swirling, and PETS (President-Elect Training) season is ending. Now is the time of fresh starts.  For David and me, it meant spring cleaning.  Donating clothes that no longer fit, and wrenches for equipment no longer owned, removing clutter and organizing… Continue reading Spring Cleaning–Its for Rotary Clubs too!

Growing Rotary Membership is Like Losing Weight!

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!

Traditions Abound

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

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

How will you be changed?

I am deep into planning for Rotary year 2019-2020 when I will be serving as District Governor for District 7710, in central North Carolina.  There is much to do, from light-hearted party planning, to identifying people to serve in numerous volunteer roles, to developing the critically important vision and focus for the year.  While the… Continue reading How will you be changed?

Member Engagement—Part 4

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