Chair portfolios

6. Membership

6.1. Membership committee

MembershipClubs have different Board structures, however, it is important to have a Director on your Board responsible for Membership. Growing membership and retaining existing membership is vital for your Club. 

The following guide explains the process of creating a membership plan and provides strategies and tools you can use to attract and engage new members. It also includes information about  sponsoring new clubs and reviews the membership resources that are available from Rotary. As you work through this guide, you will evaluate your club’s membership trends, create strategies for attracting new members and develop ways to make your club meetings more engaging to improve your club’s member retention rate. Finally, we’ve included a worksheet that has concrete steps your club can take to build a plan to strengthen its membership.


A guide for download:

Strengthening Your Membership "Creating your membership plan"

Learning centre courses

There is a wealth of resources on building your club membership in the Rotary International Learning Centre. To access these courses you first need to log into My Rotary and then the Learning Centre (instructions are available in the topic 'Introduction and overview of the the program' in this course). Be patient as the Learning Centre takes some time to open. 

Go to the Learning Centre and search for the following courses.

Club membership Committee

Developing club membership strategies