A month or so ago, it was announced that the Kimberley Rotary Club’s application to participate in the above Pilot Program was approved by Rotary International. We are one of only 200 Rotary Clubs world-wide whose plan received approval, 1,300 applied.


This pilot is primarily about membership. Trying new things to make our club more attractive to prospective members and at the same time keep current members engaged. Our prime objective for initiating this Pilot Program is to attract and retain members.


On July 18, 2011 your Board approved two major changes for Kimberley Rotary that will provide members increased flexibility for experiencing fellowship at our meetings.


1) Membership for Couples:   When one person of a couple joins Kimberley Rotary his or her partner will be considered as that member when attending a weekly meeting in his or her place. By doing this, we hope to increase attendance at meetings. Well attended meetings are more fun and are indicative of a healthy club. A partner’s attendance will count for Attendance Team statistics.


2) Flexible Meeting Times: The first Wednesday of every month will be a 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

 breakfast meeting. As with the lunch meetings, the breakfast meeting will be at BJ’s Pub. There are many prospective members who simply cannot make the Wednesday noon meeting; so we are experimenting with a breakfast meeting to gage interest and impact.


These changes will be commence at BJ’s Pub in September, 2011. An assessment of results will take place in February, 2012 and we will adjust accordingly. More details will be discussed as we move though August.