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Rotary 101. New Members. Plan for Presentation. How to find new members Engage the community How to propose a new member Complete the paperwork Obligations of members How to keep members Mentor new members Make Rotary family-friendly Discussion. How to propose a new member.

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rotary 101

Rotary 101

New Members

plan for presentation
Plan for Presentation
  • How to find new members
    • Engage the community
  • How to propose a new member
    • Complete the paperwork
  • Obligations of members
  • How to keep members
    • Mentor new members
    • Make Rotary family-friendly
  • Discussion
how to propose a new member
How to propose a new member

This form is available at

http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/254en.pdf

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Contribute to our club’s membership

Bring in new members. Consider:

Qualified business and professional leaders

People who are interested in and committed to advancing the mission of Rotary

The membership should reflect the Anguilla community’s business and professional life.

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Potential new members

When you consider potential new members, remember that Rotary is

  • A worldwide network of inspired individuals
  • Individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities
  • Individuals who take action
bring in new members
Bring in New members

Use the required form to propose a qualifiednew member.

Follow the prescribed guidelines.

Complete all the required paperwork.

rotary s goals
Rotary’s Goals

To provide community and international service

Proposing new members is essential to achieving Rotary’s goals.

As a Rotarian, one of your primary responsibilities is to help identify and propose new members.

all rotarians
All Rotarians…

It will be my duty to

Exemplify the Object of Rotary in all my daily contacts and activities

Abide by the constitutional documents of Rotary International and the club

I agree

To pay any admission fees required by the club and

To pay annual dues in accordance with the club bylaws

how to find new members
How to find new members

Consider the following approaches for finding future Rotarians:

step one engage the community
Step One - Engage the community

Wear your Rotary pin to initiate conversations about your involvement with Rotary.

Share stories of exciting club projects with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.

Invite friends, co-workers, and colleagues to join you at your weekly Rotary meeting.

However, do not lead anyone to believe that this invitation constitutes joining the club.

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Step One - Engage the community

Offer an information brochure that outlines the club’s history and highlights recent service projects and social events.

Ask potential members to become involved with a club activity or service project.

if there is interest in joining
If there is interest in joining -

Once a prospective member demonstrates an interest in membership:

Privately complete Part A of the Membership Proposal Form

Return the form to your club secretary.

The form will be submitted to the club’s board of directors.

Do not inform the potential member of your actions just yet.

important
IMPORTANT

Remember:

Do NOT inform the prospective member of the proposal until AFTER the board approves it.

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Step Two – Complete the paperwork

Wait for the club secretary to notify you of the board’s decision, which should come within 30 days of the submission.

Note: If the club board does not approve the candidate, please talk to your club secretary or board for next steps.

board approval is necessary
Board Approval is necessary -

After the Board approves the potential member –

Arrange an information session for the proposed member, or have the club arrange one.

Encourage proposed members to tour the RI Web site, view membership videos.

new member information
New member information

New Member pamphlets – available either for download from the website or purchase in hard copy. Here are two for your new member:

http://shop.rotary.org/Rotary-Basics/dp/B005R0SEJM

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Step Two – Complete paperwork

Ask the proposed member to complete and sign Part B of the proposal form.

Return the form to the club secretary.

step three complete the process
Step Three – Complete the process

Publish the proposed member’s name and classification to the club.

The Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws allow seven days for club members to consider and file objections, if any.

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Step Three – Complete the process

If no objections are received, the proposed member pays the admission fee and becomes a Rotarian.

The club secretary or president immediately reports the new member to Rotary International via Member Access at www.rotary.org.

more information
More information
  • For information on membership qualifications, see
    • the Manual of Procedure (035-EN),
    • RI Constitution Article 5,
    • RI Bylaws Article 4, and
    • Standard Rotary Club Constitution Articles 7 and 8.
  • All are available at www.rotary.org
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Finally

Enjoy a diverse and thriving Rotary Club

Share your passion for Rotary

membership drive pre approval
Membership Drive – Pre-approval
  • Each Rotarian should submit two names by January 5 (or the first Board meeting).
    • Complete the potential-member form
  • The Board will discuss the nominations and make a decision
  • If a potential member is approved, the rest of the membership steps will be followed.
involvement is the key keeping members
Involvement is the Key – keeping members

to serve on a committee that serves your interests

to be a greeter at regular club meetings

to join a service project team

to help develop and carry out successful community projects

All members should volunteer in these ways, but especially new members

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All Rotarians…

It will be my duty to

Exemplify the Object of Rotary in all my daily contacts and activities

Abide by the constitutional documents of Rotary International and the club

I agree

To pay any admission fees required by the club and

To pay annual dues in accordance with the club bylaws.

obligations of rotarians
Obligations of Rotarians

What are the obligations of a Rotarian?

 (1) One of the obligations and responsibilities of Rotary club members is the prompt payment of club dues.

(2) Another important obligation and responsibility is regular attendance.

induction of new members
Induction of New Members

It is recommended that each club develop its own procedures for a dignified and meaningful induction ceremony.

If interested, there are ideas at the end of this presentation.

mentor the new members
Mentor the New Members

Training is essential - a “buddy-system”

New members should act as greeters for the first month

New members should have a checklist of information to review and learn about Rotary.

New members – and all Rotarians – should try to attend a meeting in St. Maarten to see how other clubs operate

discussion
Discussion

How can we educate ourselves about Rotary?

How can we educate new Rotarians so that we can keep them in the club?

What can we do to make our club better?

In what areas can our club improve?

What does our club do well right now?

Are we an effective Rotary Club?

Are you an effective Rotarian?

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Rotary 101

New members

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Induction of new members

New Member Induction – a formal affair

Presided over by the club president

Involvement of the new member’s sponsor

Inviting the spouse of the new member to attend, if appropriate

A photo for posting in the meeting room and for inclusion in the club bulletin may be provided

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Induction Ceremony

Program

  • Welcome to Rotary (brief explanation of Rotary and its scope and the responsibilities of member)
  • Short biography of new member
  • Presentation of Rotary material
  • Presentation of pin, membership card, club roster
  • Announcement of assignment to a club committee
                  • …continued
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Induction Ceremony

Counselor/sponsor remarks

New member response

Club response (welcome to member)

Clubs are also encouraged to develop a strong membership information program that educates the prospective Rotarian on the benefits and responsibilities