Club Executives & Directors
August is Membership Month -- the perfect time to recruit new club members and find ways to get members more involved. Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary clubs are all powered by members. Our clubs thrive when we connect with new friends, welcome new voices at our meetings, and work together to improve life in our communities.
What’s the easiest way to invite new members? Just ask! At your next club meeting, brainstorm a compelling answer to the question, “What is Interact?” or “What is Rotaract?” or “What is Rotary?” so that a prospective member’s next question will be, “How do I join?” Learn innovative strategies from international membership expert Nikki Walker on 13 August at 10:00 Chicago time (UTC-5) in the first of five Membership Matters webinars, Membership: It’s Now or Never. And find more ways to strengthen your club on our Membership page.
Social media offer a powerful way to show the world that you are a proud Interactor, Rotaractor, or Rotarian. Change your profile picture or cover photo for August; invite friends and family members to join you at your next club meeting, service project, or Rotary Day; and give prospective members the chance to experience Rotary in action through hands-on service.
As an Interactor, Rotaractor, RYLA participant, or Rotary Youth Exchange student, you are Rotary! We want to see you and your friends taking action! In August, share your photos using the hashtag #WeAreRotary on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and they could be featured on Rotary’s Facebook page and Rotary.org.
Gary C.K. Huang, a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan, is asking Rotary members to Light Up Rotary in 2014-15. In a profile for the July issue of The Rotarian magazine, Huang shows us the meaning behind the family of Rotary.
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Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Trustee and chair of the Foundation Finance Committee, responds to some of the questions that have been raised about the Foundation's new funding model. The model was developed because our ability to continue “doing good in the world” depends heavily on the Foundation having long-term financial stability.