Sunday, August 22, 2010

Membership development

The new Rotary year has only just started and I am sure you have checked that all clubs have a Membership Chair who has made plans for activities and set goals for membership development in the club. I truly believe in the saying: "What gets measured gets done."

There will be a Rotary Coordinator seminar in Alborg, Denmark on October 7, where membership is one important issue that will be discussed. Most districts struggle with membership decrease. How can be turn it into increase?

I recommend that you sign up for this seminar now if you have not done so. It will bring you valuable experience from the training leaders and the other participants. The success of a seminar of this kind always depands on the engagement of the participants, so please prepare yourself to take active part.

Christina Bredin, Assistant to the RC for Membership issues

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


A historical decision was taken at the Council on Legislation April 28, 2010 in Chicago

The decision to establish a FIFTH AVENUE, NEW GENERATIONS, was accepted with happy applauses.

This means that our clubs and district need to start a new committee/project group in addition to those already in existence. The FIVE AVENUES all clubs will
work with are:


The idea with the new service in our clubs and for us Rotarians is to deepen the work and engagement for Rotary´s Programs for the young generation. How can we contribute to this? We need to think how we can involve and invite the young ones in leadership programs, the younger ones to be exchange students or/and participate in our service projects.

To be able to prepare ourselves in the best way for this exciting challenge we invite you to participate in a seminar to develop and expand this new avenue that is so important for Rotary’s growth and future.

We are looking forward to meeting participants from each of the districts in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. Please make sure that your district and club is represented at this important seminar.

Please, look at the invitation to the seminar The Future of Rotary at the website of Rotary Zone Institute in Aalborg. This Seminar takes place on Thursday October 7:th.

Best wishes

Britta Wallgren
Assistant RC Zone 15