MembershipThe success of a Rotaract club dependson the commitment and hard work of itsmembershipWhen recruiting new members, seek outthose with special interests and abilitieswho would be enthusiastic about thesocial and service opportunities Rotaractprovides
Tips to Build and Maintain Membership Set membership goals and encourage all clubmembers to work to meet them. Challenge each member to bring in one newRotaractor each year. Present an award to the member who recruitsthe most new members. Publicize club activities in the LocalNewspaper and in the community
Tips to Build and Maintain MembershipOrganize a special event to attract newmembers.Ask experienced Rotaractors to adoptnew members to make them feelwelcome.Assign committee responsibilities toveteran members (to let them know theyare important to the club).
Tips to Build and Maintain MembershipMaintain a good balance among agelevels and among males and females.
COMMITTMENTThe success of any volunteerorganization relies on its ability to attractand retain dedicated and enthusiasticvolunteers
How do we view ourselves asmembers of ROTARACT ?COMMITTMENT
It is our level of commitmentlevel of commitment thatdistinguishes and develops oursense of dedication to the Rotaractorganization.
How do we relate to the term –Commitment Pledge Assurance Promise Dedication
Demonstrates aptitude and reliabilityreliable club member who gets workdone and does his fair share to workhard and meet set goals.He or she follows through onassignments. Consistency is key.
Communicates constructivelyRotaract needs people who speak upand express their thoughts and ideasclearly, directly, honestly and withrespect for others and for the work of theclub.
Such a member does not shy away frommaking a point but makes it in the bestway possible – in a positive, confidentand respectful manner
Listens activelyGood listeners are essential for Rotaractto function effectively.Rotaract needs members who canabsorb, understand, and considerideas and points of view from otherpeople without debating and arguingevery point.
Such a member can also receivecriticism without reacting defensively.Rotaractors need the discipline to listenfirst and speak second so thatmeaningful dialogue results
Functions as an active participant Committed Rotaractors are active participants They should prepare for club meetings - tolisten and speak up in discussions. They arefully engaged in the work of the club and donot sit passively on the sidelines.
Members who function as active participantstake the initiative to help make things happen,and they volunteer for assignments The whole approach is can-do: “whatcontribution can I make to help the clubachieve success?
Shares openly and willingly willing to share information, knowledge andexperience – take the initiative to keep other club membersinformed A committed member is active in informalsharing. They keep other club members in theloop with information and expertise that helpsto get the job done and preventssurprises/disappointments
Cooperates and pitches in to help Cooperation is the act of working with othersand acting together to accomplish a job.Effective and committed members work thisway by second nature. Committed members, despite differences theymay have with members concerning style andperspective, figure out ways to work together tosolve problems and get work done.
Exhibits flexibilitya committed member rolls with thepunches; they adapt to ever-changingsituationsa flexible member can consider differentpoints of views and compromise whenneeded – negotiate a compromiseStrong members are firm in their thoughtsyet open to what others have to offer –flexibility at its best
Arbitrates well - works as aproblem solverCommitted members are willing to dealwith all kinds of problems in a solution-oriented mannerThey’re problem solvers, not problemdwellers, problem-blamers or problem-avoiders.
They don’t simply rehash a problem theway problem dwellers do. They don’tlook for other to fault, as the blamers do.And they don’t put off dealing withissues, the way avoiders do
A Committed member gets problems outin the open for discussion and thencollaborates with others to find solutionsand formulate action plans. Exerts theability to negotiate and compromise toensure steady progress and resolution
Treats others in a respectful andsupportive mannerCommitted members treat fellowRotaractors/PMs/Guests with courtesyand considerationQuite simply, a committed and effectivemember deals with other people in aprofessional manner
not just some of the time but consistently they show understanding and the appropriatesupport of other members to help get the jobdone
Shows commitment to the Club Committed members care about their work,the club, and the club’s projects/activities They show up every day with this care andcommitment up front. They always make agood effort and they encourage othermembers to do the same.
Members who show commitment don’t comein any particular style or personalityIn fact, they may even be soft-spoken, but theyaren’t passive. They care about what the clubis doing and they contribute to its success –without needing a push.
In the end, their commitment is aboutseeing the club succeed and knowingthey have contributed to this success.Our level of commitment will bemeasured by how we view our duty as amember of the Club and its importancein our lives
Commitment to your Rotaract Club can neverbe taught, but rather demonstrated by thework we do in touching the lives and heartsof others in need. As time passes, our focusmay change and other matters take priority,but always we must remember and convey ourloyalty to Rotaract and its ideals
Points to ponder:Loyalty – be a proud member – encourage othersDependability – always show respect for otherstime & effortAwareness – recognize and appreciate theimportance of tasks however small they may seemSupport – seek and give assistance whenever andwherever.