Zone 25 & 26
1.3 Million Rotarians by June 30, 2015……
Family, spouse, partner, children, grandchildren, beneficiaries, Rotary alumni……
Aloha, Wonderful D5000 Rotarians!
August is Membership Month in Rotary, when we focus even more attention than usual on this critical aspect of Rotary – how do we get and keep more
members in a time when so many other offerings are vying for scarce resources of time and treasure? We provide value for the time and money we ask our members to spend. We offer opportunities to give back to the community that they wouldn’t have without Rotary. We offer fellowship with like-minded individuals who become our life-long friends.
Success breeds success. I’ve seen examples of this as I’ve visited the first 25 clubs for our official District Governor visits. I’ve inducted four members
at a club with enormous success in community service projects and community recognition – and three more visitors to the meeting expressed interest
in joining Rotary that day. And three of those four new members were invited to join by members who had been Rotarians for less than a year. New
members bring in new members. So the small club who brings in one new member has just expanded their circle of potential members enormously!
I LOVE to induct new members – and I have inducted several over the past four weeks. And I’m even more excited because Presidents are emailing
to let me know they would like for me to induct a new member (ok – there’s another club with four new members ready) when I come to their clubs
in August. What a great way to celebrate Membership Month! Change someone’s life – invite them to join Rotary!
LIGHT UP ROTARY!