District 5170 News and Events

What Happened to 2,200,000 Rotarians?

 
Year
Year-End Membership
# of Clubs
2003
1,227,337
31,511
2010
1,227,563
34,103
2017
1,202,937
36,656
Rotary International’s membership has hovered around 1,200,000 for the last fifteen years.  During this time, according to RI’s own records, Rotary clubs have inducted - and lost - approximately 2,200,000 members.  Why?  Nobody seems to have reasonably definitive answers, only conjectures.
Rotary International (RI) has acknowledged that it is a business, and that it should be led and managed accordingly.  Because of a 2011 international study, RI has rebranded itself as an organization created by and for People of Action.  To assure that the rebranding initiative is, or will be, effective, RI must maintain and continually study membership information.  By doing so, it can have an educated answer to why it lost over 2 million members and a more dependable base to launch its future.
 
If your appetite has been whetted for more, this is the link to the whole article. Read it and tell club members to read it.

Every day is World Water Day with Rotary

At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets and latrines and other clean water initiatives in underdeveloped countries. Members also teach these communities to maintain new infrastructure, and organize educational projects to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

Though 22 March is recognized as World Water Day, our commitment to these causes is ongoing. In Ghana, Rotary member Samuel Obour spearheads projects to install latrines, washing stations, and toilets across Ghana. In Latin America, youth from Connecticut, USA, lay water pipelines for communities for high altitude villages. Dozens of other water projectsawait financial support, from water harvesting in Mexico to a well for clean potable water in Egypt. Join us and get involved.

 

THE HEART OF ROTARY IS OUR MEMBERS, DEDICATED PEOPLE WHO SHARE A PASSION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE AND FRIENDSHIP

Rotary members share ideas, make plans, hear from the community, and catch up with friends during club programs that fuel the impact we make.

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San Jose, CA 95131

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