Membership Services

Membership Services Chair
Derek Griffith (Dublin)
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Membership..... Rise to the challenge!

Now, more than ever, it is vital that clubs embrace the membership challenge facing us in Rotary.  Membership is every Rotarians responsibility.  Our district is making membership growth and retention our number one priority in the year ahead and you must do the same in your clubs. 

Set your club a target to Attract and/or retain members to achieve a minimum net gain of at least one member in the coming year.  Here are some tips for your club assembly and beyond!

Initiate or update a new-member welcome and mentoring program.

Increase the diversity of your clubs Membership

Encourage member engagement by ensuring that every member has participated in at least one service activity and one club social activity.

Organize at least one networking event in which club members can meet other local professionals and introduce them to Rotary.

Sign up least one parent of a Rotary Youth Service of Foundation competition.

You have a great story to tell so use it and go Sell Rotary to your community!

   Fun and friendship

* Giving back to the community
* Corporate Social Responsibility
* Personal growth and development
* Business networking

* A Worldwide Community


Meet the team

The Membership Services Team are there to help you reach this objective.  Come and talk to us and ask for help in driving membership in your club.  Contact details are in the Membership Services section of the District Directory.

New Clubs Liaison Officer (North)

David Browne (Lisburn)

New Clubs Liaison Officer (South) 

Verity Swan (Dublin North)

 District Mentoring Officers

Matt Porter (Dublin Central)

Gerry McElvogue (Banbridge)

Compliance Officer North

Safeguarding/Health & Safety/Equality & Diversity

George Pigott (Comber)

Compliance Officer South

Safeguarding/Health & Safety/Equality & Diversity

Peader Conway (Dundalk)

Attendance Officer

John Dawson (Comber) 


Rodney Hamill (Omagh) 

Probus Liaison (North)

Ivan Conner (Lisburn) 

Probus Liaison (South)

Aodh Bourke (Cork)
Michael Horan (Sligo)                                                                                                                                                                                          

Inner Wheel Liaison

    Download Documents to assist your Club Mentoring

    Rotray Facts - Reasons to Join
    Club Assessment
    Membership Headlines

    Our extension team are there to help clubs look at opportunities in your area for new club formation.   Allied to this are the innovative pilot programmes which are there to be availed of, with the help of the district team.

    Opportunities for club Innovation:

    • Corporate member: Allows a corporation or company in the club's area to become a corporate partner of the Rotary club, appointing up to four individuals (corporate members or designees) to attend club meetings, serve on projects, and participate in other ways.
    • Associate member: Creates the category of associate member to allow prospective Rotarians to become acquainted with your club, its members, its programs and projects, and the expectations of club membership, with the intent of becoming an active member within a designated period of time.
    • Satellite meetings: Allows clubs to conduct multiple meetings during a week, each taking place at a different location, day, or time. This concept gives clubs the opportunity to start up a small group with the ultimate intention of forming a new club in due course.
    • Innovative and flexible Rotary club: Allows clubs to self-determine their operations to better fit the needs of their members and community
    • E club for D1160 - Details "HERE" and Application form "HERE"

    Leaflets, posters and pop ups are all available from the RIBI shop as part of the new member toolkit. Visit

    New members (Recruitment) + Retaining members (Retention) + New Clubs (Extensions) = MEMBERSHIP .

    See every Rotary event as an opportunity to promote our organisation.  Be ready to capture potential new member details using this form:

    Managing on line membership enquiries from the RIBI Website Click Here.

    Finally, please play your part and make Rotary Grow.

    Many Rotarians have never introduced a new member. Why not?  Encourage your members to invite friends along as guests to your club, especially if you have an interesting speaker or event taking place.  In reality, we all know someone we can invite.  Are those Rotarians who claim not to know anyone to introduce really saying that they do not know anyone who would want to join this club!!  So make it part of each Rotarians commitment to his /her club service to invite guests to the club and rise to the challenge facing us in Membership.  Also make sure your membership team and club mentor are working to present your club to potential new members in the best possible light, in other words, a club thats fit for purpose.  Ask yourself........

    • Are meetings enjoyable, lively, interesting , good use of time
    • Do we leave our meeting feeling that we have had an enjoyable time in every respect, one that was so good that we would not have wanted to miss it?

    Are expectations being met? If not, members will become too busy with other things just now and drift away



    Membership Services Presentation (Assembly 2014)

    Membership Working Together Video