Kick-Start Your New Member Orientation
RELEVANCE:Research shows that clubs with a new member orientation have higher member retention rates.
At the end of this session, participants should be able to help clubs:
- Identify aspects of new member orientations to add to their program
- Develop an effective orientation for new members
- A successful Rotary orientation begins before the prospect joins and continues through the various stages of membership.
- Give prospective members an idea of what to expect from your club, such as the culture, history, projects and activities, and what your club is known best for.
- Finding ways to involve members at all stages of their membership helps them maximize their Rotary experience and continue to find value in it.
- Assigning a mentor to new members can help newcomers become part of the club more easily; it also can benefit experienced members by keeping them active and involved.
- Evaluate your program regularly by asking members for opinions.
- What information should be covered with prospective members, compared with new members?
- How are your clubs’ new member orientation programs designed to engage their new members?
- How should a mentoring relationship work with new members?
- In what ways do clubs in your district involve new members in your club?
- How does your club make Rotary fun for new members?
- What new member orientation success stories have you heard that you can suggest to clubs in your district?
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