Welcome to the Zone 31-32 Membership Blog

This Blog will serve as a resource for all those interested in membership growth and development in Rotary International Zones 31 and 32 in the Northeastern United States, Canada, and Bermuda.

We invite you to explore our Blog and add your best membership practices to those here. From recruitment, to retention, to new Club extension, we are here to help you grow your Club and District.

The time is NOW! The need is GREAT! Help us "Make Dreams Real" through membership growth in 2008-2009!

Yours in Rotary Service,

PDG Mark Kriebel
RRIMC, Zone 31

PDG Dan Spencer
RRIMC, Zone 32

RI Presidential Membership Conference - A Great Success!

Hundreds of Rotarians gathered at the Greenbelt, Maryland Marriott on March 28-29 for the last Presidential Membership Conference of the 2008-2009 Rotary year.

Inspirational messages from President D. K. Lee and Director Mike Colasurdo were well received by all in attendance committed to "making membership dreams real" this year. Director Mike reminds all of us that we must keep our efforts focused on retention of our members through the end of the year!

President D. K. summed it up best, while stating his ambitious membership goal of 10% net growth was "...reaching for the stars. By setting our goals high, we might not reach the stars, but we will reach the moon".

Congratulations to Conference Chair Toni McAndrew and her committee for a job well done!

RI President D. K. Lee

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Member Video Available Online

As Rotarians interested in membership development, we know the importance of asking qualified individuals to join our ranks. We also know that, once we have a new member, we must do all we can to keep them. Rotary has developed a short video to help you in orienting your new members. Click here to view this video online. This less than 4 minute video will orient new members regarding the "4 avenues of service", and encourage them to get involved!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Your voice, your solution for recruiting younger members

Welcome to Rotary International's problem-solving forum. Each month, Rotarians are asked for their ideas and strategies to address challenges they deal with every day.

Provide your input to help create a Rotary knowledge base of best practices and new ideas that will help Rotarians around the world improve their clubs and their service to the community.

Click here to access the forum. Please use the comments section to share your solution to the problem described below. Return to this page before the end of the month to read solutions from your fellow Rotarians.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Leadership and Zone Institute 2008

RID Michael Colasurdo, Sr. convened the annual Zones 31-32 Leadership and Zone Institute this past week, and it was a great success! Leadership chair Knut Johnsen, GETS chair Dan Spencer, and Zone chair Bernadette Jennings and their team went "above and beyond" in providing a Rotary "mountaintop experience" for all who attended.

The 2009-10 DGE's from Zones 31 and 32 met September 2-4 in Philadelphia to complete their mandated training on a variety of Rotary subjects prior to their attendance at the 2009 International Assembly in San Diego. 30 DGE's experienced "GETS" training sessions similar to those that will take place at the IA, ably led by PDG's Pam Akins and Don Lee, with Membership Presentations by RRIMC's Mark Kriebel and Dan Spencer, and Foundation Sessions with RRFC's Jack Best and Hogie Hansen.

The Zone 31-32 Institute followed, attended by many Rotary senior leaders, including RIP D. K. Lee, RIVP Monty Audenart, and RI Foundation Chair-Elect PRIP Glen Estess. All stressed the importance of MEMBERSHIP GROWTH to help "Make Dreams Real" this year and to secure Rotary's future. Membership breakouts were well attended, and many ideas were shared to further our Club and District membership goals.

Congratulations to our DGE's and our enthusiastic 2010-11 DGN's, who also received training for their first step on the road to becoming Governor. Membership growth and development will be in good hands with our incoming crop of DG's.