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

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's A Great Time to be a Rotarian

When prospective members ask about Rotary, what do you say? Every Rotarian should be comfortable explaining in 10 seconds or less what it means to be a Rotarian. In these difficult times, prospective members need to know that their time and money is "well spent" by joining Rotary.

January 21 will long be remembered by Rotarians worldwide, as that was the day Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would increase their initial $100 Million gift to help eradicate polio by an additional $255 Million - a $355 Million dollar total from the Gates Foundation. You can read about this magnificent gift here.

Credibility is something that is earned over many years. For over 100 years Rotary has been there, helping to save and change lives around the world. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Gift proves that Rotary's honesty and ability to "get the job done" is second to none. Your member prospects will certainly want to be associated with Rotary! We're known by the company we keep!

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