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!
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?
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
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
Why Membership?—Part 1
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
How will YOU Make an Impact as a Rotary Leader?
Rotary International, in the booklet Rotary Basics, illustrates how clubs are the hub, the central focus of Rotary International. On page 3 it states: “The club is the most important component of Rotary’s organizational structure. … Rotary clubs are autonomous…” (emphasis mine). However, as a club leader, sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. Rather, it… Continue reading How will YOU Make an Impact as a Rotary Leader?
It takes more than once!
Anything worth doing takes time and effort. It isn’t learned on the first try, whether it is a new language, playing the piano, or learning to skateboard! So, why is it that Rotarians think that if they ask their friends to join them at a Rotary meeting, that they’ll get a ‘yes’, the first or… Continue reading It takes more than once!
Dangers of Doing Rotary While Distracted!
We have all heard of the dangers of distracted driving, and even of being a distracted pedestrian. But what about the dangers of being a Distracted Rotarian? As we discussed here most clubs have a lower ‘attraction rate’ than ‘attrition rate’. That means that over time, the membership trend is downward. If a club contains… Continue reading Dangers of Doing Rotary While Distracted!