August is Membership Month!

Each August we celebrate Membership Month, an opportunity to thank our members for their commitment to Rotary. We begin 2015-16 celebrating strong membership growth globally of nearly 25,000 members this past year. The hard work and support of our members has led to successes such as the recent polio eradication milestones in Nigeria and on the entire African continent, both of which marked one year without a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus. Those achievements wouldn’t have been possible without members’ dedication and their continued support of Rotary and The Rotary Foundation.
We hope you have an opportunity to participate in Membership Month promotions and activities, which are listed on Rotary’s social media pages, in The Rotarian’s August issue, and on We encourage you to share these features with your clubs to help us show our appreciation to all members. And we invite you to watch the 2 minute membership message from RI President K.R. Ravindran at a club meeting.

Show your pride in membership

This month, we are collecting stories from members about why they joined Rotary, and why they stay. Tell us your story on our Rotary International Facebook page or send an email to You may see your story featured in a future issue of Membership Minute!
You can also show your pride in being a Rotarian with a Proud Member window cling for your car or home, available for purchase at Share these with new club members, those celebrating membership anniversaries, or as a fun giveaway.

Proud Member

and display your pride in membership by using the Proud Member graphic on social media.

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