16 ideas for breathing life into your club

By Rotary International

Participants in the summit draw their ideas on paper.

Participants in the summit draw their ideas on paper.

By Anabella Q. Bonfa, District 5320 membership chair

How do you breathe new life into your Rotary club? We held a young professional summit recently in southern California, USA, attended by 52 members of Rotary and Rotaract — some new and some with many years of experience — who came together for half a day to share their thoughts. Everyone had fun, and many creative ideas surfaced. Here are just a few:

Plan events that are family-friendly to engage members with young children.

Plan your events in locations where kids are welcome. A few examples would be a cleanup day at the beach or park. Or hold a picnic followed by dessert at a nearby restaurant
Give children of members duties to do at club events like collecting money or arranging cans at a food drive
Reward children for taking part in your community service work. A little recognition now may plant the seed for a life-long love of service

Share the value of Rotary. “What’s in it for me?”

Explain how Rotary offers a chance to make new friends
Prompt club meetings as an opportunity to spend time with nice people who share a similar mindset and a desire …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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