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Growing our Membership. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where do we go from here? How do we get there?. Our Membership Decline From over 1.5 million to 1.2 million. Historical Perception Societal Changes Lack of Promotion. Have we changed with the times? .

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Growing our membership

Growing our Membership

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Where do we go from here?

How do we get there?


Our membership decline from over 1 5 million to 1 2 million

Our Membership DeclineFrom over 1.5 million to 1.2 million

  • Historical Perception

  • Societal Changes

  • Lack of Promotion

  • Have we changed with the times?


More than 100 years of rotary less than 30 years of member diversity

More than 100 years of RotaryLess than 30 years of Member Diversity

  • Newer Opportunities to Rotary Membership

    • Women

    • MIDDLE MANAGEMENT

    • Diversity

    • networking

    • fun!

  • Do these changes address the causes of our decline in our mainstream membership pool?


What can we do

What can we do?

  • Talk it Up!

  • Be sensitive to the “New Rotarian”

  • Promote our Activities & Projects

  • Put promotion in club’s budget

  • Set your priorities – What’s REALLY important?

  • Recruit, retain, network, mentor, engage, attend, support…..& have fun!


Recruitment everyone needs a job

RECRUITMENTEveryone Needs a Job

  • Thrive, don’t just survive!

  • Set realistic goals for club growth

    • Minimal 20% Gain from membership drive

    • ENTIRE club should be invested in club growth

    • Mentoring – An essential element

    • Share recruiting ideas

    • New Member Application


Retention everyone needs a job

RETENTIONEveryone Needs a Job

  • Why join rotary?

    • Rotarians in name only?

    • Share your “ah-ha!” moment

  • Does everyone have a job

  • Share past club data & resources

  • scheduling committee meetings

  • Be a Leader, not a Micro-Manager

  • Spread it around…look to engageless active members


Round table session member schedule

ROUND TABLE SESSIONMEMBER SCHEDULE


Growing our membership

TEAM 1 ~ CHAIR, ERIC DAEGLING

AGENDA

12:30 P.M. – 12:35 P.M.GREETINGS ~ INTRODUCTIONS

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR FOLDER - ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS – READY TO START

12:35 P.M. – 12:40 P.M.INFORMATION LIAISON REPORT

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR TEAM ANY NEW EVENTS OR DATES MISSING FROM THE REPORT.

12:40 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.PROJECT LIAISON REPORT

ANY IDEAS FOR NEW PROJECTS & RESOURCES ARE WELCOME

12:45 P.M. – 12:50 P.M.RETENTION LIAISON

EACH TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THEIR TEAM

TEAM NEEDS TO DECIDE HOW TO APPROACH EVERY DISENGAGED MEMBER OF THE TEAM

12:50 P.M. – 12:55 P.M.NEW MEMBER LIAISON

BRAINSTORM WITH YOUR TEAM REGARDING POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY

1-3 NEW MEMBERS NEED TO BE PROPOSED BY YOUR TEAM

BE PREPARED TO OFFER TO APPROACH AND INVITE TO LUNCH A POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER, AS NEEDED BY YOUR TEAM

12:55 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.WRAP UP FINAL DISCUSSIONS

FINALIZE ANY SIGN UP SHEETS - MAKE SURE ANY PAPERWORK IS READY TO BE TURNED IN.

THANK YOU!


Informational calendar

Informational Calendar


Team 5 new member opportunities

Team #5 -New Member Opportunities


Team 2 retention

Team#2Retention


Know your club know your numbers

Know your Club…Know your Numbers…

  • Analyze your club’s membership roster

    • Friends, acquaintances, strangers

  • Look back 5 years….what has happened to membership?

    • DacDB on the Club Dashboard

  • Get one, Keep One, Help One

    • Keep everyone up to date on membership progress

    • Remind your members of your club’s successes

    • Keep Score! How many have you helped?

    • Smaller clubs can impact significant numbers of people..


The core of the rotary meeting breaking bread together

The Core of the Rotary Meeting:Breaking Bread Together

  • Can this tradition continue?

  • Alternatives to a meeting with a meal included

    • The full meal is cost prohibitive to the younger member.

    • Is a satellite club a possibility? Function as a satellite committee?

    • Is a District E-Club in our future?


What s new to rotary having fun networking

What’s New to Rotary? Having Fun & Networking

  • The acceptance of Networking

  • Fun, friends, fellowships

    • Look for District & RI groups thatshare your interests

    • Develop fun activities & social events, include partners wherever possible


No perfect answer

NoPerfectAnswer…

  • Move Rotary Membership from the back of your mind to the front

  • District Membership Committee is here to help

  • Our door is open


Growing our membership

  • If every Rotarian, in every club, in every District, brought in one new member every year, think of the work we could do and what we could accomplish!

  • Reality – Not everyone is the One

    BetheOne!


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