Posted by Debi Bush (Denver Cherry Creek) membership@rotary5450.org
At the recent Zone Leadership Institute, we talked about goals, tasks, measuring progress to the goals and more. Last year at Institute we discussed S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Sensitive) which is a commonly used term in the business world. At this summer’s Institute, it was revised to S.A.M. GSpecific, Attainable and Measurable Goals. As most of us are familiar with Dr. Seuss and his Green Eggs and Ham book, it makes it a bit fun to use the “SAM I am” reference.
 
It’s not easy coming up with SAM goals, even a single one, to which you will be held accountable. Well, our clubs and our district need to have at least 1 written S.A.M. G when it comes to membership. With our numbers falling back after the June 30th report, each club president should be vigilant to keep Membership Front & Center and maintain this ATTITUDE. Actions, beliefs and behaviors are intertwined. The experts tell us that having a goal written down increases the likelihood for success and I will add that having another hold you accountable for that goal (and the tasks or actions that contribute to it) will enhance the likelihood even more.
 
Set aside Saturday, September 23rd to attend our Membership breakout at the Club Training Workshop and we’ll work on this with you and promise to check in with you throughout the Rotary year to learn how you are doing in achieving your goal.
 
BE INSPIRED AND ACT to grow your membership and enhance the experience for all members. It’s contagious!
 
Exemplary Membership Growth
Looking forward to clubs returning to this category next month