ROTARY TANZANIA MEMBERSHIP - By Rtn. Vikash Shah
 
Membership is a very Vital tool for growth of members in Rotary , hence for it to be effective we have to adhere to the below :Tanzania Club Statistics as at 1st July 2022 : 40 CLUBS & 619 MEMBERS
 
WHAT SHOULD A CLUB STRUCTURE BE LIKE ?
 
Structured Meeting
A Calendar in place of club activities
Timings is it suitable to majority
Active President & the Board
Meaningful & Impactful Service Projects
Giving to the Foundation
 
MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE IN ATTRACTING NEW MEMBERS
 
They should have the following Quality :
Integrity, Team Player, Problem Solver, Committed, Passionate about making the difference in the community
 
WHERE TO FIND MEMBERS?
Rotary volunteersFamily & FriendsBusiness Contacts
Community Leaders Church / Temple / Mosque group Gym / running / sports groups
Neighbours, Work Colleagues, Former Rotaractors
 
WE ARE OFTEN ASKED BY NEW MEMBERS WHAT VALUES DOES ROTARY BRING US ?
 
Rotary is an organisation of like minded professionals who come together to serve the community around usThings we can’t do it alone is achieved when we all come togetherCamaraderie - which literally means mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time togetherThe more we meet the more closer bonding between members and their families; some have become lifelong friends and extended familiesSkills development - there are various trainings that take place, professional speakers are invited to clubs & district conferences which enhance our learning experiencePersonal developments - through your work at club level you also get opportunity at club and district levels Networking - not only does it create bonding it also provides an excellent Networking platform with Rotarians around the globe with over 1.2m members
 
AFTER MAKING THEM MEMBERS THEN WHAT ???
It is very important to understand the members
Assign them to a committee and club duties
Celebrate Members Conduct a survey to find out Service Projects
ParticipationMentor and Buddy Groups
Business Group
Exit Interview
 
MAKE MEETING ATTENDANCE WORTH THE TROUBLE
Liaise with the Admin director and have a six month meeting plan
Have the meeting well structured and follow that - we have a template and that is followed at each meeting
Have professional speakers who can add value to the members knowledge and avoid salesman
Bring the fun element into the meetings - members should look forward to attending
Have mentors and create buddy groups for Rotarians who look after and remind each other at club meetings and events
AVOID members responding on wider whatsapp group with their attendance / apology
 
THE PLEDGE
 
Fellow Rotarians - Just think of the impact Rotary has had on your professional and personal life as a result of someone inviting you to a Rotary meetingCurrent members, it is the responsibility of every Rotarian to recruit new, quality and retain our existing members to ensure continued success in meeting the many needs of our local and international communities and to extend the spirit of Rotary throughout the community