Many of you I know will have read in the latest edition of Rotary South East (July 2015) about the exciting new Rotary GO (Growth Opportunities) membership programme that RIBI has been championing over the past 6 months. Indeed a number of clubs within District 1120 have already started looking into how these initiatives can be put to good use to help invigorate their own clubs.
The RIBI Membership team has recently announced the launch of Phase 3 of Rotary GO. What does that mean for District 1120? Well, it will mean identifying and appointing District Rotary GO Champions and 10 “Membership Enthusiasts” from across the District. This new team will receive a series of training workshops on how to form new clubs, how to introduce satellite clubs and how to enable existing clubs to innovate. They will then be able to communicate the messages about these programmes and provide assistance and guidance to the clubs and help them set up their own local programmes aimed at growing membership and strengthening their own clubs.
As District MDR Committee Chair I will be directly involved in coordinating the implementation of this new phase across the District but if you would like to know more or be part of the District 1120 Rotary GO Championing team please let me know. We are looking for club enthusiasts to cover the West, South West, South, South East, East and North Central areas of our District.
The club enthusiasts’ training session will take place on Saturday 14th November at Canary Wharf, London. More details to follow.
I personally believe that these new membership initiatives are the most exciting I have seen in my 20 years as a Rotarian and I am convinced that if they are communicated effectively to clubs then everyone should be able to benefit from them in some way. I look forward to hearing from you.
Membership Development and Retention Committee Chair
Maidstone Riverside Rotary Club