Membership Committee

The Rotary Club of Aireborough owes a great debt to the fine efforts of this committee. Traditionally recruitment begins via personal contact with a member and with meetings now held on both Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday evening there are more options.

Apres lockdown - Kirkstall Abbey for coffee

                   CLUB ASSEMBLY STATEMENT -PLANS FOR 2022/23

Our plans for increasing membership were disrupted in 2020-2021 but were back on track in the last Rotary year. In the last 2 years we have lost 4 Club members so recruitment of new members is essential for the whole Rotary movement.This will ensure that the Club is able to maintain its programme of both projects and fund-raising events over the coming year demonstrating the impact the Club can have within our community

.The good news is that two new members, Jan Morley and Nicola Thornton have been welcomed into the Club in the last two months.

The membership team has been meeting on a regular basis working on ways to encourage new membership and will be rolling out its plan as the year progresses. Friends of Rotary continue to be seen as potential members.

We will continue to maintain high visibility aiming to inform and attract new and younger members working within the guidelines of more social engagement and the different opportunities afforded by new ways of joining Rotary. 


Our current membership is: 

 33 Active members + 4 Corporate members and 5 honorary members.

We are currently discussing an Action Plan intending to increase our membership. Implementation is targeted for 1 July or sooner dependent upon progress. We have been disappointed with the lack of interest in membership uptake over the last two years but feel this is understandable given the overall circumstances.

The membership team is concentrating upon looking forwards and not back with new and interestibng ways toencorage individuals to join Rotary and engage in local and international projects.

The hopes we had of starting a Rotaract Club at Leeds Trinity University have not come to fruition but all is not lost and we hope to restart recruitment in the near future.

Friends of Aireborough Rotary have been involved, interested and active in many of our events and now events are once again up and running, will be encouraged to volunteer to help at them.   


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President Tony welcomes a solemn looking Geoff into the Club

Inducted via New Zealand

more When Geoff Bartrum joined the Club his proposer wanted to be there despite the 3000 mile gap