After the eradication of Polio, Membership is Priority # 1 for Rotary. Worldwide, Rotary’s membership is stable, not growing, which limits what it can do to carry out Rotary’s Mission. In North America the situation is worse; membership in Rotary is declining and that includes District 5170. The District is trying to help clubs change from steadily losing members to gaining new ones. Most clubs induct new members each year, yet lose more than they gain, thus producing a net loss. The District wants to help these clubs by providing resources that have worked in some clubs in the District and in clubs elsewhere in the Rotary world. Many of the clubs that are losing members have little if any expertise in membership recruitment and retention. One way for us to help the clubs is by providing them with Resources, and that is what this section of the District 5170 website does.

The box to the left provides links to many membership resources that are available online. It includes manuals and documents that provide help in all aspects of membership development.

The District 5170 Membership Committee meets monthly. You are welcome to attend any meeting of the committee. Please contact the District Office (408-273-4577) for the location of the meeting. If you have questions about what the committee does or wish to make a request for specific action by the committee, please contact me. For date, location and time of the meetings, please contact the District office.

Phillip Dean
District 5170 Membership Chair