We have been hearing for several years now that Membership is a top priority for Rotary, not just in our District but in most of the US and Canada. Our District has lost over 500 members in the last 5 years. The good news is that the District wants to help our clubs however they can.
That’s why the Public Image Campaign was started last year. If you are on Facebook or on Instagram, you’re sure to have seen the “Rotary Needs You” ads that direct interested people to fill out a form to discover more about Rotary.
This campaign is picking up momentum, with leads being sent to all areas of our District, but it will be more successful with YOUR help.
Specifically, the District needs pictures of your club’s members making a difference in your community. With these pictures, they can target your specific area with ads that picture your club. Please send your pictures to email@example.com.
The District Membership Committee is also bringing back joint Membership/Public Image workshops. The first was held on November 4th in Qualicum Beach for Vancouver Island clubs.
We are holding a second workshop in Gig Harbour on Saturday, March 9th, for our clubs in Washington. We invite you to explore valuable tools and effective practices for expressing your enthusiasm and dedication to Rotary. These resources will help you not only promote club growth but also enhance community engagement. Registration invitations were emailed out to Presidents, Membership, and PI Chairs, but the workshop is open to all Rotarians. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to register for the workshop.
To better support your clubs, each person on the District Membership Committee will be looking after the clubs that are closest to their area. They are available to be guest speakers, can help with new member leads, and provide tools and resources for your clubs to be successful in membership growth and retention. Our committee members, north to south, are Craig Gillis, Jodie Williams, Nora Dowsett, Paulette Marsollier, Suzanne Johnston, Maria Harlow, Geoff Schmidt, and Don Wilson. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!