Surefire ways to welcome new members

By Rotary International

By Wally Bobkiewicz, a member of the Rotary Club of Evanston, Illinois, USA

This year, our club has been working to enhance how we welcome and orient new members.

Through this effort, we learned of a resource available on shop.rotary.org — a New Member Welcome Kit containing just a few items, all of which are updated to reflect Rotary’s visual identity. This kit is intended to be supplemented with club-specific materials that highlight our membership and our impact in the community.

We are now using these kits. In addition, we give new members a printed photo roster of current members and a club brochure that we designed using Rotary’s Brand Center. The roster allows our new members to gain a better sense of who is in our club as they work to strengthen these personal relationships. The club brochure is something our new members are encouraged to pass on to prospective members in their personal or professional network.

We have also begun printing a sheet of mailing labels displaying our club logo (also developed in the Brand Center) and our meeting location and time. After reading each issue of The Rotarian, we invite our new (and existing) members …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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