MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

  1. keep their services to their communities fully attuned to their needs, and strive constantly to make them more meaningful;

  2. take club action which will effectively involve and hold the interest of each individual member.

Further:

  1. each club needs to examine its membership growth patterns, consider whether it is satisfied with its achievements, then take steps to achieve sound growth;

  2. governors and others should work with clubs that need assistance in achieving better growth and address the reasons for lack of membership growth;

  3. when a Rotarian resigns from a club due to a change in residence or employment, the former club may recommend such person for membership in one or more clubs in the new community. Clubs in the new community should take the initiative to contact such former Rotarian and assess whether such former member is interested in club membership.

In order for a club to be fully relevant and responsive to its community, it is important and necessary that the club include in its membership all fully qualified prospective members located within its locality. It is inappropriate and inconsistent with the principles of Rotary for any club to establish arbitrary limits on the number of members in the club or to fail to increase its membership as a result of apathy or lack of information or understanding as to the pattern of growth in the club or the procedures for proposing and assimilating new members.

Clubs should continue to be encouraged to maintain and use up-to-date classification surveys  as  a  basis  for  developing  and  aggressively  undertaking

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