Rotary District 5960
21-22 Membership Workshop Oct 20 Video Link
Mid-Term Events
1.25.21 - What's working in time of Covid Video Link
1.28.21 - Innovative Clubs Video Link (Handouts)

Friday Features 
12.18.20 Covid-19: The Path Ahead with Tracy Sides Video Link
12.4.20 Rotate the Circle
11.13.20 Opportunity International Nicaragua with David Kone
10.30.20 - Wallin Education Partners Stella Center - video link
10.16.20 Misunderstanding about Sex Trafficking in America with Kimberly Mull
10.02.20 - Mary Berge
"Rotary makes people happy" Video Link
9.18.20 Tony Pedriana
7.31.20 - Anthony Galloway Video Link
7.17.20 - Raina Fox - Rotary Positive Peace - Video Link
7.10.20 - Emma Mulhern - Rotex Video Link 
6.26.20 - Undoing Aging Video Link
6.19.20 - A view from the front lines: PolioPlus Video Link
WWII Story of PFC Riley Video Link
5.22.20 Rotarians can save the World, Dr. Ira Helfand Video Link
5.15.20 Leadership in Action, Suzi Howe Video Link
5.8.20 - COVID - 19 & Domestic Violence Rebecca McLane Video Link
4.24.20 - The Rotary Foundation and Positive Peace Kyle Haugen Video Link
4.17.20 - Operation Pollination Chris Stein Video Link
4.10.20 - Rotary International Trustee Jennifer Jones Video Link
4.3.2020 - Alternate Meetings and Formats - Ed Marek Video Link
3.27.20 - Earth Day - Judy Freund Video Link
Welcome to District 5960 membership page! We hope that you will find all that you are looking for when it comes to resources to help build and maintain your club's membership. If you have any questions, or would like more information about anything you see, please contact us.
District 5960 Membership Team
A Fresh Approach

Give your members a meaningful Rotary experience by offering them opportunities to make a positive difference and connect with others. They’ll make valuable friendships and feel good about Rotary and the work we’re doing to make the world a better place.

Find ideas to help your club take a fresh approach with these resources:

How strong is your club?

Assess your club regularly to learn what works and what doesn't. Do your members reflect the range of professions and cultures in your community? Are you achieving your club’s goals? What qualities make your club attractive to new members?

Use the Health Check to identify your members' needs.

Engage current members

Work hard to deliver an experience that will keep members excited about Rotary. Successful strategies include:

  • Regularly recognizing members for their achievements
  • Keeping members involved in club projects and activities
  • Encouraging members to take on leadership roles
  • Sending monthly email updates
  • Asking members for their feedback using the Member Satisfaction Survey(An online version of the Member Satisfaction Survey is available by contacting Kathy Hughitt.)

Find new members

The top two reasons people join Rotary are to meet new people and to get involved in their communities. Many of the non-Rotarians you know are looking for the same things. Invite them to help with a service project, attend a networking night, or participate in a club gathering so they can see for themselves how Rotary connects leaders to make positive change.

Consider these potential candidates for membership:

  • Friends and family members
  • Business and professional acquaintances
  • Younger community leaders who are already connected to Rotary through Rotaract, RYLA, peace fellowships, Youth Exchange, and other programs

Don't forget to regularly check your online membership leads for prospective members. Creating a Positive Experience for Prospective Members offers tips and advice to help turn your leads into members.

Use social media to attract members

Is your club on Facebook? Is your website up-to-date? Are you sharing information about your club’s activities and projects with your community? An active social media presence can attract new members and inspire current ones. See how one club used social media to grow its membership.

Share information about Rotary

You can explain the benefits of joining your club by hosting an information session for potential and new members. Find ideas, along with sample formats, resources, and worksheets in Introducing New Members to Rotary: An Orientation Guide. Finally, be sure to give them a copy of Rotary Basics.

Prospective member information session

Invite club members to describe their experiences, talk about your club’s service projects and social activities, and give an overview of Rotary. Share the Welcome to Rotary  video with prospective members.

New member orientation

Build new members understanding of Rotary by hosting a series of information sessions. Suggested topics include Rotary history, opportunities for service, and The Rotary Foundation.

Courses and webinars

Encourage new and existing members to stay current using the many Rotary resources available. Courses in the Learning Center and webinars make it easy to learn at your own pace.

Ask Fellow Rotarians for Help

Members of the District 5960 are available to consult with your club and its leaders on membership issues. We can provide a speaker on membership for one of your meetings, or a team to consult one-on-one with your club's leaders. To arrange a visit or for more information about how the District 5960 Membership Team can help, contact Ken Crabb,

Additional Resources

Membership Flyer (pdf 3.9.2020)