District Expansion & Membership Development
Resigning members still enthusiastic about Rotary
許多扶輪社員可能已經退社，但仍心繫扶輪。這是最近國際扶輪針對退社社員進行的一項調查所對來的好消息。They may have resigned, but many Rotarians are reluctant to leave Rotary. That good news comes from a recent RI survey of members who have left their clubs.
為了瞭解社員退社的原因，國際扶輪針對2000年12月至2001年6月間終止社員資格的19,820位美國及加拿大的扶輪社員發出一份問卷。在所有回應人數(一成八)當中，退社原因有四成是因為無法達成出席要求，三成一是因為搬遷至新社區，其餘三成則是認為別的事比扶輪更重要。To learn the reasons for the resignations, RI sent a survey to 19,820 U.S. and Canadian Rotarians who terminated their membership from December 2000 to June 2001. Of those who responded (18 percent), 40 percent cited an inability to meet attendance requirements, 31 percent listed relocation to a new community, and 30 percent cited competing priorities.
此外，一成六的受訪者提到了來自事業及專業的壓力，還有一成一的受訪者認為例會時間不甚方便。受訪者在問卷中可以列出多個理由。Additionally, 16 percent named business and professional pressures, and 11 percent mentioned inconvenient meeting times. Respondents were allowed to cite multiple reasons.
雖然他們退社了，但受訪者對於之前所屬扶輪社在各個調查項目的表現都極為滿意，這些項目包括每週例會及活動、計劃、溝通、社員支出和領導方式。Although they had resigned, respondents expressed overwhelming satisfaction with their former clubs in all areas surveyed, including club meetings and activities, projects, communication, membership expenses, and leadership.
由於對扶輪感到滿意，因此有八成一因搬家退社的人表示他們願意考慮加入在新住家處所的扶輪社，更有二成八的人表示已經重新入社或正在提出申請。Indicative of their contentment with Rotary, 81 percent of those who were relocating said they would consider joining a club in their new place of residence, and 28 percent reported they had already done so or were in the process of joining.
另外三成八受訪的前社員表示，希望國際扶輪能代為向新住所當地的扶輪社表達他們入社的意願。有鑑於此，國際扶輪社員發展部(RI Membership Development Department)已經將他們的意向告知扶輪社及地區社員發展委員會主委。國際扶輪目前正在追蹤因此而重新加入扶輪的社員人數。Another 38 percent of the responding former members said they would like RI to notify a Rotary club in their new locality of their interest in joining. So, the RI Membership Development Department has been sending notifications of this interest to district membership chairs. RI is currently tracking the number of individuals who have joined Rotary as a result.