The success of the Club is all down to the membership. Everything the Club does, whether it is fundraising, fellowship, helping the community, or even the success of the weekly meetings, is all down to the members of the Club. To continue the successful running and enjoyment of the club, we need to maintain that membership. Our club, like many Rotary clubs, has an ageing membership, so we need to redress that situation. We need new members to join our club!!
Now that we are about to relocate to our new meeting place at the Keavil House Hotel in Crossford, to what many of our membership feel is back to our home in 'West Fife,' we should be able to hopefully recruit new members. We don't compete with any of our fellow clubs in the area, as we are the only club that offers a weekly evening meeting. The excellent facilities and surroundings offered by the Keavil Hotel should be an incentive to bring new people in.
We have a strong membership team for next Rotary year and we will be meeting regularly to plan our strategy for attracting new members. Already some suggestions have come in.
Maintain a high profile in the Community.
Increase Press coverage.
Handouts at Public events.
Bring a neighbour along one night.
Bring a friend along one night.
Rotary Club of West Fife welcome signs at major entry points in the town.
Rotary Planters at the Railway Station.
We are also aware of our need to bring more Lady Members into the Club. If we could get one or two more to join, I think we could increase our club membership by quite a bit.
Although we are the Membership Team, everyone in the club should be encouraged to help with recruitment. The members who have joined in the past year are playing an important role in the club and they should broaden our appeal in the community. They will have a different circle of friends who could be potential members.
We are looking forward to the next Rotary Year and I have set not just my team, but the whole club a target of increasing membership. The target is 3 new members for next Rotary Year.
I would ask all the members of The Rotary Club of West Fife to help us acheive that goal.
Alan J Farquharson Membership Convenor 2013/2014.
more Report from President Douglas Scott to 2022 AGM
more We are recruiting, click though to register your interest. An ideal way to discover new friends locally.
more Some of the coverage of Rotary in local press
more A summary of achievements during the 2020-21 Rotary year
more These leaflets produced and Council approved in August 2016 are targeted at prospective new members. One is photos the other is in more detail about us and both have a common page.
more Link to ROTARYfirst
more A summary of achievements during the 2019-20 Rotary year
more A thank you for donation
more A summary of achievements during the 2016-17 Rotary year
more Reporting the activities embarked upon during the 2016-17 Rotary year
more Membership Service and Retention
more Report to Club Assembly June 2016
more This handbook is a detailed account of how Rotary works and our Club in particular operates.
more A summary of achievements during the 2015-16 Rotary year
more After a few visits to the Club Mark decided he wished to become a member
more Intentions in Rotary Year 2015/16 to enhance the Club's profile
more The club held an information night to explain Rotary International and the Rotary Club of West Fife to prospective members
more Rotary International recognises club for developing and implementing an innovative program, strategy or tool that has positively impacted membership in our area.
more Report on the Membership Seminar held at Stirling University on September 5th 2009
more Convenor Robert Haig's report to the 2009 AGM
more The recent additions take the Crossford based club up to a record number at 48 including one honorary member.
more The drive for new members will be enforced by the new 20 point Rotary GB&I Marketing Plan