Membership Development and Extension Award
Membership development and extension are the lifeblood of Rotary. The continued health of our clubs and international association depends on our ability to bring new, qualified volunteers into our ranks. The growth of our movement depends on extending our mantle of service by creating new, effective Rotary clubs and nurturing their growth and development.
While the responsibility for Rotary extension falls to the district governor, the ongoing need to propose qualified, new members is a responsibility shared by each of us. It is an obligation borne from the privilege of membership.
世上應該沒有什麼比得上與他人分享扶輪來得更有收穫；但是國際扶輪現在又另外提供一種獎勵。理事會已制定「國際扶輪社員發展及擴展獎」((RI Membership Development and Extension Award)計劃，內容包括激勵就既有扶輪社社員人數的成長、防止扶輪社社員流失、及成立新社。
Nothing should be more rewarding than sharing Rotary with another; however, the RI Board is offering an additional incentive.
The Board of Directors has established the RI Membership Development and Extension Award program, which includes incentives for membership growth in existing clubs, retention of current club members, and the establishment of new clubs.
Districts that meet or exceed their membership goal also receive recognition. The program is outlined below.
At the International Assembly each year, district governors-elect are asked to work with their incoming club presidents to establish membership goals for the next Rotary year. Governors-elect are asked to schedule time during their Presidents-elect Training Seminar to discuss the importance of membership growth with their incoming club presidents and ask each of them to establish a
membership goal (net percentage increase) for their club. Each governor-elect announces the collective district membership goal at the district assembly. This district goal represents the targeted net percentage increase in all the clubs, plus the number of new clubs to be established during the year.
The time frame for the annual RI Membership Development and Extension Award program is 1 July-15 May.
The governors-elect are asked to report their districts’ goals to RI by 1 July.
Each district’s starting membership figure is based on their clubs’ July semiannual report forms received at RI by 30 September each year (in accordance with Board decision 160, November 1996).
After 15 May, each district governor is asked to report the following information to RI:
the club in the district with the highest growth rate (percentage)
the club in the district that inducted the most new members
the club in the district with the highest retention rate (percentage)
clubs that sponsored a new club
Each of these clubs receives a recognition certificate signed by the RI President. In addition, governors of districts that meet or exceed their membership goals by 15 May receive a special district membership award from the RI President. Districts that meet or exceed their goals also are reported in THE ROTARIAN.
RI promotes this award throughout the year in all RI publications, including the Rotary World newspaper, THE ROTARIAN magazine, the Rotary News Basket, and the Rotary Web site. District governors are asked to promote this award through their monthly letters and official club visits.
Governors-elect are given more information regarding the RI Membership Development and Extension Award program at the International Assembly.