Membership Minute
 
August 2018
                Ideas for strengthening membership
 
Membership and new club development month
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and that’s the perfect time to celebrate you — the pillar of Rotary. You continue to show the world that Rotary members are people of action — people who are doing good in communities all over the world. For that, we thank you.  

Show your passion for Rotary by adding a
Proud Member frame on Facebook. Watch RI President Barry Rassin speak about strengthening our public image and diversifying our membership. We hope you’ll show his short membership video at your next club meeting. 

Club and district leaders, an array of membership resources can help you
engage current members, connect with prospective members, make new members feel welcome, and assess and develop your club.

Rotary’s
club brochure template, available on the Brand Center, is a great way to show prospective members what you’re about. The customizable brochure allows you to upload photos of your club in action to show your community its projects and events.  

Welcome new members to your club with the
New Member Welcome Kit. Rotary Basics, a guide to all things Rotary, and Connect for Good, which explains all kinds of ways to get involved, are included in the kit. 

Help your club stay relevant by conducting an annual
Club Health Check. The health check helps you identify problem areas and suggests remedies. Find tips for boosting your membership in Strengthening Your Membership: Creating Your Membership Plan.

Younger professionals can bring new ideas and energy to a club. Explore Engaging Younger Professionals, a new online toolkit that will help you understand this audience, enhance your club’s culture, and engage emerging leaders.

Finally, Rotary has a series of membership courses available in the new Learning Center. From building a diverse club to practicing flexibility and innovation, each course includes a variety of materials, including self-guided learning modules that allow you to explore real-life scenarios similar to those you may experience in your club. Visit the
Learning Center today! All membership courses are highlighted in purple. 

All these resources and more can be found at
rotary.org/membership.