The Membership Committee seeks to increase membership in clubs while also retaining existing members.
Opportunities for Growth:
New membership is critical to establishing and maintaining vibrant clubs. To do this, the committee holds membership seminars to educate Rotarians about different types of clubs and memberships. Among these are traditional clubs satellite clubs, passport clubs, e-clubs, and Rotaract. The committee also advises on changes from the Council on Legislation as they pertain to membership, such as attendance requirements and meeting flexibility.
The committee is responsible for carrying out district networking events, such as MingleFest. These events take place in different parts of 7450. each time they’re held potential new members are invited to mix and mingle with Rotarians to learn more about the organization and who we are.
Membership is also tasked with monitoring leads and reaching out to inquiries from prospective Rotarians. From there, the Membership Committee chair helps them to determine which clubs could be a good fit by suggesting visits to nearby clubs and reaching out to their leadership.
Perhaps even more important than gaining members, it’s crucial that Rotary clubs retain their members, as well. To help clubs with retention, the Membership Committee educates clubs on using the Rotary Club Health Check. This survey helps club leadership to identify their areas of strength and weakness, and to diagnose any maladies in their club that may negatively affect membership.
See the District ORG Chart in the District Website for contact information.