Posted by Jacqueline Gibson
RI President's Message - August 2019

During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary.We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so we can achieve more.

Let us try to approach membership, one that is more organized and strategic.I am asking every club to form an active membership committee of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.

Your club's membership committee will then apply Rotary's classification system - designed to ensure that the range of professions in your community is well represented - to identify potential leaders with the skill, the talent, and the character that will strengthen your club.If your club membership The Rotary Foundation is a member of the Rotary Foundation.

We will also be new types of clubs - either independent clubs or satellite clubs - with different meeting experiences and engaging service opportunities, not just where in Rotary, but also where Rotary is already thriving. No Rotary club in the world can possibly serve all segments of its community.Therefore, we must organize new clubs to engage the community leaders who can not connect with our existing clubs.

Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them.Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men to Rotary Connects the World.

Mark Daniel Maloney
President 2019-20