Practicing Flexibility And Innovation
RELEVANCE:Flexible and innovative clubs are more appealing to prospective members and help keep current members more engaged.
At the end of this session, participants should be able to help clubs:
- Identify ways to make their club more flexible
- Understand the value of accommodating members’ needs
- Research shows that when clubs have more freedom on how they hold meetings, choose prospective members, and define engagement, they are more vibrant and able to grow.
- The 2016 Council on Legislation approved changes that give clubs more flexibility in when, where, and how they meet, and what types of membership they offer. Consider changes such as:
- Rotaractors may be members of Rotaract and a Rotary club at the same time.
- Clubs may choose to gather in person, meet online, or alternate between the two.
- Clubs may offer different membership types and define those as they wish
- Clubs can relax attendance policies and meet twice a month if they choose.
- Encourage clubs to take risks, explore ideas without restrictions, and not be afraid of failure.
- Clubs can use the Enhancing the Club Experience: Member Satisfaction Survey to learn what their members like and dislike about their club, then implement new practices that take these into account.
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