Membership in Rotary International

The Membership Committee is made up of Club members looking at membership recruitment, membership retention, and finding innovative ways to raise the profile of the club.

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Membership Chair Paul Tabiner PHF

2015/2016

31 Members  April 2016

Membership Chair Peggy McGregor 

2016/2017

To become a member of our Club the only requirement is that a member needs to be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community- So join us why not ?

Another option if life is too busy for you but you think you may like to volunteer ,  consider becoming a 'Friend of Rotary' and help support Rotary on helping in the Community





The Membership Committee is made up of Club members looking  membership recruitment, membership retention, and finding innovative ways to raise the profile of the club.  

1.  Membership Recruitment

Our aim is to continue building up our membership, with the active participation of all existing Club members through service and fundraising. The Club needs to grow.

2.  Membership Retention

Members are more likely to stay in a club if if they engage in club activities , taking part in Service and  Fund Raising


3.  Raising the Club Profile through PR 

We have formed a sub committee three years ago to look at the Club profile and promote the Club activities. We have built up a group of  "Friends of Rotary" - Meaning people who are  not currently in a position to become Rotarians, but interested in helping our fundraising.  We would like to to strengthen our links with several groups of people in our community, including younger people who may not have enough time to commit themselves to Rotary membership, but who could be keen to support the Club. We are looking for business people or community minded people to help Rotary serve the community


What does it mean to be a member of Rotary?   

Rotary is an organisation of men and women who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities at home and overseas. It is the largest humanitarian service organisation in Great Britain and Ireland for people who want to make a better world, and who are dedicated to providing friendly help to local and international communities.

The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. 

To many local people  here in Lowestoft , Rotary may evoke a Christmas Sleigh with Santa & his helpers each year. For others, it may be the Annual Charity Cycle Ride  perhaps a Quiz Night or maybe a Charity Golf Tournament. Whichever, its Rotary in action locally, raising funds and supporting local & international charities.

Like many service organisations today, the club is keen to maintain its support of the local community. However, without an injection of new blood in the shape of some younger new members, it will soon be unable to do this.

Rotarians are active, enthusiastic men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. They share a common interest in helping those less fortunate than themselves and, most importantly, enjoying friendship and fun.

So if you want the chance to give something to others and you want to use your talents, energy and professional skills to make a difference, then why not consider joining a newly invigorated Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point?

If you are interested in joining us, please use the contact form , or contact the secretary Martin Lott martin.lott1@btinternet.com



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL STATE ON THEIR WEBSITE (Below) 

You can keep your club and membership active and thriving by:

  • Evaluating your clubs membership

  • Finding new members
  • Engaging current Rotarians

HOW STRONG IS MY CLUB?

Assess your club regularly to learn what works and what doesn't. Ask yourself: Do your members reflect the diverse professions and cultures in your community? Are you achieving your clubs goals? What qualities make your club attractive to new members?

Use the  to evaluate your clubs strengths. Find more ideas for evaluating your club in the.

HOW DO I FIND NEW MEMBERS?

Rotarians join and stay with their clubs primarily because they seek opportunities for community service, fellowship, and friendship. Many of the non-Rotarians you know are looking for the same things. Invite them to help with your service projects, attend a networking night, or participate in a club get-together and help them see for themselves how Rotary connects leaders to make a positive change.

Here are some potential candidates to consider for membership:

  • Friends and family members
  • Business acquaintances
  • Professional colleagues
  • Younger community leaders who are already connected to Rotary through Rotaract, RYLA, peace fellowships, Youth Exchange, and other programs

HOST AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING

You can share the benefits of joining your club by hosting an information session for potential and new members. Find ideas, along with sample formats, resources, and worksheets in .

PROSPECTIVE MEMBER INFORMATION SESSION

Invite club members to share their experiences, talk about your clubs service projects and social activities, and give an overview of Rotary.

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Help new members expand their understanding of Rotary by hosting a series of information sessions. Suggested topics include Rotary history, opportunities for service, and The Rotary Foundation.

COURSES AND WEBINARS

Encourage new and existing members to take advantage of the many resources available through Rotary to stay current. Courses in the Learning Center and webinars make it easy to learn at your own pace.

HOW DO I ENGAGE CURRENT MEMBERS?

Work hard to deliver an experience that will keep members engaged and excited about Rotary. Successful strategies include:

  • Regularly recognizing members for their achievements
  • Keeping members involved in club projects and activities
  • Encouraging members to take on club leadership roles
  • Sending out monthly email newsletters

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ATTRACT MEMBERS

Is your club on Facebook? Is your website up-to-date? Are you sharing information about your clubs activities and projects with your community? Having an active social media presence can help attract new members and inspire current ones. Find ideas for developing your .

JOINING A CLUB

Whether you're a Rotary member looking for a new club, an alumnus wanting to reconnect with Rotary, or you know a person who would make a great club member, we can help you make that connection.

Interested in learning more about joining Rotary? Clubs accept new members by invitation, so we recommend first reaching out to one in your area.

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