August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and it’s an exciting time for the entire family of Rotary! New changes to develop increased club flexibility and membership help you engage with Rotary in new ways. Now is the perfect time to connect with club members, develop a strategy to attract new members, and share how you activate Rotary’s programs for young leaders to engage the community.
- Discover how mentorship gives you even more reasons to love Rotary.
- Learn how Rotary and Rotaract clubs are embracing change to strengthen their clubs.
- Activate RYLA participants through service and leadership opportunities that keep them connected to your club.
- Show your entire social network that you are a proud member of Rotary,Rotaract, or Interact.
- Read how a New Generations Service Exchange to Brazil inspired “Dr. Bowtie” to become a leader in his club and community.
- Join the conversation in our Membership Best Practices Discussion Group!
Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, is the choice of the nominating committee to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Rotary unites leaders to take action in their communities and all over the world. From joining our historic movement to eradicate polio to being a part of the original social network, there are many reasons to love Rotary. Check out our list in theAugust issue of The Rotarian and find out why mentoring young leaders should be on your list.
The Rotary Clubs of Andong-Central, in Gyeongsangbug, Korea, and Tsaotun Central in Taiwan teamed to develop a training project for students in Korea with autism and intellectual and emotional disabilities. The students learn crop cultivation, starting with the basics of growing lettuce indoors, then learning how to package and move crops, and, finally, how to sell vegetables to businesses around Andong. The project was supported by a $32,500 global grant from The Rotary Foundation. Read more.
In April, Rotary members from around the world met at the Council on Legislation, taking action to grant clubs greater flexibility in their meeting schedule and membership. These changes took effect 1 July.