Membership and development
R otary clubs look to district leadership for help with membership growth and retention and with the creation and support of new Rotary clubs.
Assistant governors and district membership committee chairs should help clubs use assessment tools to analyze their current membership and plan for future growth. District leaders and club presidents and secretaries can also view membership reports through Member Access.
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Reach One, Keep One
Learn more about recruitment and retention at the club level. Membership development is the responsibility of every Rotarian.
District governors can recognize clubs for outstanding leadership in membership development. Each October, governors receive membership data as of 1 July from RI to help them track their district's progress and reward clubs for outstanding recruitment and retention before the start of the next Rotary year.
RI Membership Development and Extension Award -- District-level certificate program for clubs that recognizes membership growth in existing clubs, retention of current club members, and the organization of new clubs. Districts that meet their membership goals are also recognized.
RI Recognition of Membership Development Initiatives -- District-level certificate program that recognizes clubs that develop and implement a creative plan or strategy to support one of the three components of membership development: recruitment, retention, or organization of new clubs.
Recognition of Smaller Club Membership Growth -- This award recognizes clubs in three categories: those with fewer than 10 members that reach a goal of 10, those with 10-14 members that reach a goal of 15, and those with 15-19 members that reach a goal of 20.
- Recruitment and Retention Award
For more information on Rotary awards, visit the Awards section.