The District membership team have resources to help clubs recruit new members, retain existing members and form new clubs.

The Membership team is lead by Stuart Sawle, an experienced Rotary leader who is a past district governor and has had a passion for membership and new club formation at club, district and RIBI level going back over many years.

Stuart set out the programme for this year at the District Assembly in May.  He leads a very enthusiatic team of members with a passion and expeience of all matters relating to recruitment of new members, the formation of new clubs and satellites and the retention of existing members.

Do you want some help or new ideas to assist your membership development?  You can contact Stuart via the contact button at the bottom of this page and there are useful documents to download from the tab on the right.

Report to District Council - 22 November 2018

Membership team leader Stuart Sawle delivered this report to Council, giving an up to date picture of the current position and reporting on the results of a recent New Members survey carried out by the Membership Team.

CLICK HERE to download Stuarts presentation.


Stuart publishes topical information in a widely circulated newsletter.  CLICK here or use the link on the right to see the latest issue and previous editions.

New Member Seminars

A half day seminar for new(ish) members was held on Saturday 29th September 2018.  This is a popular and well attended session that runs two or three times a year, depending on the demand.  The next one is likely to be in February 2019. 

District Grants for Membership Development

Development grants are available to help clubs form a new or satellite club

Clubs may apply for up to 50% of the cost of promotional activity for membership development subject to  a maximum of £500.

Qualifying activities might include:

Printing of a leaflet
Distribution of a leaflet
Hire of a meeting venue (excluding refreshments)
Newspaper advert

A simple Application form has been added, it can be downloaded here or on the Useful Downloads page and once completed should be sent to the Membership Chair, Stuart Sawle.

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This page will be kept up to date as the Membership team work through the year.


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