Club Administration & Membership
Information on club administration and membership
The club was founded in 1973 and chartered on 10th January 1974. The original membership of 28 has grown to the current 39 and 1 associate. Members' professions are wide and varied, although many have now retired from active business.
Each member of the club is allocated to one of the committees servicing the different activities of the club. The club administration and membership committee's role is to:
- Ensure the effective operation of the club on a day to day basis. This covers many aspects but encompasses those such as organising the weekly club meetings, arranging speakers and promoting fellowship among club members.
- Develop the club's membership by way of recruitment and retention. Although the committee leads the club's recruiting efforts, recruiting new members is a responsibility of each club member. Whilst the current membership number is healthy we are always on the lookout for new members. Ensuring that members are informed, involved, and recognised for their contributions to the club aids their retention as members and is a priority of the committee.
Each year a varied selection of speakers is arranged and this club year is no exception. Recent speakers have included Kara Craig, our candidate who participated in the GSE visit to Chile, Mark Gibson on the development of his property, the Craigengillan Estate, at Dalmellington, and Steve Rolfe (a director of the World Development Movement) whose subject was 'Gambling on Hunger'.
To aid recruitment of new members the committee has researched the benefits of introducing associate membership as a route to becoming a full member and proposals to adopt this are currently with the Club Council.
Fellowship with other clubs has always been a core part of the activities of Alloway Rotary Club and this year a visit to Charing Cross Club in Glasgow has been arranged. This is a lunch time meeting club which contrasts with our evening meetings.