Each year, thousands of people become part of the family of Rotary by participating in Rotary programs, including Rotary Peace Fellowships, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and New Generations Service Exchange. After a positive experience in these programs, Rotary alumni often wish to join a Rotary or Rotaract club.
In a recent Membership Feedback Survey, Rotary found that:
- 52% of membership candidates in our online membership leads system are current or former Rotary program participants or scholarship recipients
- 41% of Rotary program participants would like more information about Rotary membership
If you want to help alumni continue their Rotary journey, here are three ways to engage them:
- Feature their success stories in your club and district communications to show that you value their dedication to service.
- Invite them to participate in your club and district service projects and social events.
- Work with your district chairs to find your local alums and get in touch with them.
Learn how District 7780 (Maine and New Hampshire, USA) engaged with program participants to start the Rotary Club of New Voices District 7780, a dynamic club of younger professionals who are alumni of the district’s RYLA program.
Ultimately, when we make alumni feel appreciated and show them how their contributions enhance Rotary, we strengthen our organization and increase Rotary’s capacity to do good in the world.