Member Engagement

Members will stay in clubs and be keen to extend their service commitments and involvement in the Rotary world if they feel that they are involved and that the gift of their time is worthwhile. To achieve this Clubs will need to put in place a number of things including;

  • having a varied and of interesting programme of activities
  • developing an inviting and friendly environment to members from all backgrounds
  • organising their meeting and other arrangements to meet the changing needs of their membership, . Thus, clubs are encouraged to consider the frequency of their meetings, the style and the timing of those meetings. and
  • being involved in a range of meaningful service activities for local communities and international projects.

Within D1070 there are a number of initiatives in place to enable members to fully enjoy being a Rotarian:

  • Inter-club activities
  • Rotary Action Groups
  • Rotary Fellowships
  • Training and awareness sessions on key topics
  • The opportunity to join Teams moving the District forward

The District has experienced Rotarians working closely with Assistant Governors as Membership specialists to promote best practice and support the use of available tools including:

  • Member satisfaction surveys
  • Club health checks
  • Visioning exercises
  • Exit surveys

The challenge for all clubs is to be innovative and flexible to meet the challenges they face. It is recognised however, that there would be some clubs with no wish to change. To accommodate clubs with this genuine view a number of the options are available for them to consider in the section Extending the Rotary Footprint.