Chair Hazel Yates
John Powell, Bill Vine, Bill Shaw
The Membership Committee contributes to the life of the Club in three main areas: membership recruitment, membership retention, and raising the Club profile. Progress has been made in recent years in each of these:
1. Membership Recruitment
Club membership has been increasing steadily. Thanks to the recent arrival of new members, our current membership up to 40. Our aim is to continue building up our membership, with the active participation of all existing Club members.
2. Membership Retention
Members are likely to stay in a club if it helps them to contribute effectively and if they enjoy club activities. The Membership Committee has made a point of encouraging newer members to put forward ideas for developing club life. Arrangements we are currently developing include visits to other clubs and hosting a social evening with neighbouring clubs in Shropshire.
3. Raising the Club Profile
Last year, the Membership Committee, in conjunction with our daughter club Oswestry Borderland, held two new members receptions locally. This made the public more aware of what Rotary does and the help it can provide, and provided many people with an opportunity to talk about Rotary life in an enjoyable setting.
We are now planning to build up contact with "Friends of Rotary" - those not currently in a position to become Rotarians, but interested in helping our fundraising. We want to strengthen our links with several groups of people, including:
more The Club's regular Business Meeting is followed by the induction of two new members.
more Chief Executive of the Derwen College joins Oswestry Rotary Club
more New member Campbell Keay will introduce himself to the Club today. Lunch : Cold meats carved buffet served with new potatoes and a selection of salads
more Campbell Keay is inducted into Oswestry Rotary Club
more Howard Ellett is inducted to the Rotary Club of Oswestry
more Bill Vine presents his new member's talk
more David Griggs, retired Headmaster and son-in-law of member Cadfan Parry, was inducted today
more Ray Lewis' speaker will be Anne Wilson of cardiac charity SADS UK. The Club also welcomed Phil Bowd its newest member.
more A business meeting was enhanced by the induction of new member Mark Liquorish
more 4th Phase of the Club's walk of Offa's Dyke
more View and download RIBI videos from District 1180 Assembly 2012 Membership Working Group
more Can I introduce ROTAVENTURE to you? This is a convenient "handle" for us to become involved with activities that are a little different and sometimes more adventurous than we have been involved with in the past . . . .
more Enjoy the company of fellow Shropshire-based Rotarians and hear Sally Kettle talk about her exploits at sea and her Shelterbox connection. Ticket price £25.
more Club members, partners and guests joined us for a Christmas lunch . . .
more The 2010 RIBI Conference will be held at Bournemouth IC from the 16th to 18th April.
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more In partnership with Borderland Club we have arranged a joint lunchtime finger buffet for those who are interested in Rotary from 12.30pm - 2.00pm, Thursday 4th November 2010. Please let Stuart Phillips know if you intend to attend and bring a guest.
more As 7th May with early start but this time starting off from Ruthin, our finishing point last time.
more Leave Os 8am (either coach or under our own steam depending on numbers) to walk the “Pig Track” up to the new café on the top, which those of you who have been recently, will know has magnificent views.
more A chance for outgoing President David to attempt to go one better this time, having come 2nd last year. Recouperate with meal and theme afterwards at Queens Head.
more Leave Oswestry 8am by car to Prestatyn, where after a visit to the Information Centre we set off at a gentle pace to walk approx 10 miles or so down the Dyke.
more In partnership with Borderland Club we have arranged a joint early evening buffet for those who are interested in Rotary from 6.00pm - 7.15pm, Thursday 23rd June 2011. Please let Stuart Phillips know if you intend to attend and bring a guest.
more Indoor sky Diving at Airkix, Manchester. Good fun for complete novices followed by a meal and the inevitable few drinks. Good luck to our plucky lads and lasses!
more The 3rd phase of the Offa's Dyke project.
more The 5th, 6th and 7th Phases of the Club's Offa's Dyke walk during which they reach the half-way point!