The Rotary theme for this month puts the spotlight on membership and new club development.  Certainly, growing membership and starting new clubs is a continuing challenge for all of us in North America.  However, I want us to never forget about our existing members in the desire to make our organization strong and effective as we Serve to Change Lives.  So, here is a challenge to all 40 of our clubs this month…. 

Take the Challenge!

  1. How long has it been since you checked in with your membership using the Rotary Club Health Check?
  2. Enhancing your Club Experience survey …or some form of survey or questionnaire that you have developed?  
  3. Are your current members feeling connected, appreciated, heard, and valued?  
  4. Is the club meeting their needs and expectations?  
As important as it is for us to keep reaching out to engage more people within our communities and inviting them to be a part of the Rotary family, it is equally important that we retain all those make our clubs such a meaningful part of our own lives and a beacon of transformation locally and globally.
Rotary’s focus in recent years on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has provided inspiration and tools for increasing membership and developing new clubs.  At the June Board of Directors meeting, guided by DEI Task Force, the Board revisited and strengthened our original 2019 statement.  Here is the text.