Membership Committee


Fireside, Recruitment, Retention, Rotary Education, Annual Meeting/Banquet



Committee Purpose

The primary purpose of the Committee is to promote the five-year goals of the club, specifically:

• Membership, a commitment to have a diverse, active membership dedicated to service in the community and beyond with sufficient numbers to enable the goals of the club.

Five-Year Aims:

• Build Membership from the current level of 45 to 75 over 5 years.

• Develop new member mentoring programs to ensure connections and to enhance retention.

• Encourage members through effective personal communication


The Membership Committee has a primary purpose to recruit and retain Rotarians to the club through regular activities and special events.

General Principles and Responsibilities of the Committee

• The committee will meet as directed by the President and Board of the club on a periodic basis at assigned noon meeting slots. In this way the burden on additional external meetings will be minimal. The committee may need to meet outside of the quarterly meetings so that tasks are getting completed.  The quarterly meetings are for ‘checking in’ with the bigger group. The super committee chair should check-in with each subcommittee and develop a schedule of club reminders–monthly 5 minute status report of activities.

• The Membership Committee will review the membership roster periodically and determine demographics of the group.

• The membership Committee will review the activities for recruitment and recommend specific strategies for implementation.

• The Membership Committee will review the activities that involved developing new members or members that are relatively disconnected so they may be incorporated into the club. (Retention)

• The Membership Committee should arrange Firesides for education of new members.

• The Membership Committee should plan the general design of the Annual Banquet to both provide for fellowship of all members, and to honor new members, officers, and specific achievements of club members.

• The Membership Committee should encourage a process of checking in with non-attenders and making recommendations on enforcement of attendance policies.

Initial Tasks (January 28)

• The chair/team leader will carefully outline the purpose and goals of the committee.

* Review the Associate Member Proposal. See Proposal here.

• Review the current membership and historical trend paying particular interest to segments of club (age, gender, work status, attendance pattern)

• Review plans for adding members to the club.

• Review Retention Efforts (Everything you ever could imagine as a resource is here)


• The outcome of the meeting should be:

• A recommendation to the Board on the Associate Proposal

• A specific strategy for recruitment and retention to meet the membership goals.

* Division of Labor, name a chair