District Membership Summit 2020

Saturday, September 19, 9am to 2pm

 9:00 -  9:10am  Welcome (watch Video)

 9:10  - 9:55am   Keynote Speaker
(watch Video)
Audley Knight
                            Regional Membership Officer
                            Membership Development at RI
10:00 - 10:55am  Strengthening Your Club: Jennie Coppit & Dave Vogel  (watch Video)

11:00 - 11:50am  Rotarian Engagement: Quentin Wodon & Ashley Waters  (watch Video)

11:50 - 12:00pm  Break

12:00 - 12:55pm  Innovative Rotary:
Nomie Hamid & Kelsey Scanlon  (watch Video)

  1:00 -  1:45pm   Diversity/Inclusion/Equity in Rotary: Marilyn Nevy Cruz, Monique Toussaint & Ashely Waters (watch Video)

  1:45 -  2:00pm   Closing Remarks: DG Jimmie Gorski 



Quentin Wodon, District Membership Chair 2019-20



How to Create a Satellite Club?
Would you like to know how to create a satellite club?  What is in it for your club?  Our District Membership Chair Quentin Wodon hosted this educational webinar on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from noon time 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Please see the video of recent experiences in our district, the discussion of the benefits of creating satellite clubs to strengthen clubs as well as membership in the district, and information on the simple steps you can take to create a satellite.
Watch Video



Want to learn how to grow your club's membership?
Want to create new and innovative clubs?
What are the New Rules, New Opportunities for Growth?




Ronnie Davis, District 7620 Membership Chair


 Membership is the core of Rotary International; the fabric and culture of clubs representing our communities around the world.

 We vary in size from small to very large with total membership exceeding 2.3 million Rotarians in over 200 countries. We are the continuum of generations carrying the mission of humanity, generosity of time, wisdom and wealth as a gift to the world.

 Membership involves connecting people together professionally regardless of industry, activity, interest, and mission or geographical location. This might simply be to encourage or facilitate interaction and collaboration, but it also often involves promoting and enhancing the purpose of Rotary itself. It is the duty to our communities and the world to pass on the legacy of Paul Harris.

          This module is a culmination of research, experience and feedback of many Rotarians, new generations, and other service organizations. Ongoing suggestions and experience that render beneficial to best practices in membership are welcome.

 Click on the links below to download documents for the following subjects....




A new Membership Toolbox is available below for ideas on Membership and will be updated frequently....

  • Club Assessment


Page 29 of the booklet (which has some great ideas!). This is a great way to see who is satisfied with your club and who is not. It gives insight into what needs to change.

  • Hold a brainstorming meeting with members. Have each member list individuals they think would be a good candidate for your club on a 3x5 card. Pass the cards around and see if someone is a close friend or business acquaintance and tag team that person! Two friends/business acquaintances can be very convincing to someone to try something new, like a Rotary Club meeting!
  • Holding a special meeting/happy hour/celebration? What a perfect time to invite past members to your or hold a club reunion for past and present members.  Sometimes it takes just an invitation to remind those who once were Rotarians why Rotary matters.
  • Educate your members.  The more your members know about Rotary, the better they will be able to share what makes being a Rotarian special.  Does your club hold regular education meetings? Schedule one each month.  This can include a Rotary Bingo, Rotary Jeopardy, etc. Learning can be fun!
  • Ask members to brainstorm a list of people they believe will make a good Rotarian. Consider former colleagues, bosses, neighbors, people they do business with including doctors, dentists, etc. 
  • Once the list has been completed, create a plan to invite the prospective members to a club event.  Be candid about the commitment, including the financial obligation


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