Membership handbook for club leaderes

Rotary’s influence on the world is directly ­proportionate to the number of communities that are exposed to its ideal. Hence, it is ­imperative that we not only find new clubs but also strengthen ­existing ones. The Rotary ­Membership ­Workbook 2017–18, authored by Rotary Coordinators Ashok Gupta (Zones 4 & 6A) and H Rajendra Rai (Zone 5), and edited by ARC Ajay Kala (Zone 4 & 6A), is a significant tool for ­membership growth for club and district leadership.

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The Annual Performance Review chapter provides ­assessment ­criteria for Districts and clubs on ­membership aspects such as ­retention, growth, women ­membership and ­registration with Rotary Club Central. The ‘Rotary Basics’ and other ­relevant ­information will acquaint new ­members to the Rotary world. The section on ­membership ­process — proposing, introducing and induction of new members — is a valuable tool for club presidents. The book also expands on guidelines as to ­developing vision for the club, ­creating diverse membership, engaging existing members and ­communicating with clubs, Rotary fellowship and Rotary Action Groups. Other topics include an insight into vital retention issues, membership best practices, CoL decisions on ­flexibility in membership, Citation and Rotary Global Rewards.

Alumni Relationship, ­Strategic Plan and details about the club invoice also find place in the book. Proformas of the ­mandatory ­quarterly club reports to be ­submitted to the DG/DMC, membership oath, club committee ­structure, and ­sitting ­layout in meetings will all be good reference material for club ­presidents. The authors have also included contact details of the Rotary coordinators, DGs and ­membership chairs of all districts.

The book represents the mission of Rotary leadership to strengthen clubs for a stronger and more vibrant Rotary.

The writer is President Elect of RC Marugandha, D 3054.

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