SHERRI MUNIZ, ROTARY COORDINATOR FOR REGION
26, HAS MADE AMPLE USE OF A MEMBERSHIP
RESOURCE THAT SHE BELIEVES MORE ROTARY
LEADERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.
The recently updated State of Rotary Membership PowerPoint
provides a look at our global membership trends over the past
five to 10 years and specific ideas for making membership a top
priority in your club. It is designed to be presented to a group,
with speaker notes that can be regionalized.
“The key to the power of this presentation is that it is so easily
customizable,” says Muniz. “I rarely use all of the slides,
as I customize the deck for the audience that is present.”
For example, Muniz says, she varies the emphasis of the
second slide, a membership overview, based on whether she
is presenting to a club or to district leaders. With a club, she
emphasizes the average club size to show that a club that has
20 to 40 members is not too small to make a difference. With
district leaders, she emphasizes the importance of forming new
clubs to build capacity and diversity.
Show this presentation to members and have an honest
discussion about how your club compares with Rotary as whole.
Be open to hearing members’ insights, and make a plan to
address any issues they raise.
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Make the presentation
interactive by asking your audience to fill in the blanks, or to give their best guess
at a statistic before revealing the answer. For example, before showing slide 9, ask
“What are the top three reasons former members give for leaving Rotary?”
Customize the presentation
to highlight your unique club and community by using Rotary Club Central
to find out how your club and district compare with the global information.
• Which slide stands out in your memory, and why?
• How does our club compare in terms of gender and age?
• Are there benefits to reporting the ages of our members
to Rotary International?
• Does our club deliver on the promises we make to new members?
To our long-term members?
• What can we learn by talking to members who decide to leave our club?
• If you could change one thing about our meetings, what would it be?
• Are there members of our community that we should try harder
to engage in Rotary?
THE BEST RESULTS: