Every big club at one time was a little club. There is a point at which large clubs quit growing if they do not put systems in place to retain members. We know that the group of very large clubs, (+350), have systems in place that allow people to delegate many of the club administration functions so that they can devote more time to projects and meaningful programs. This is just to let you know that I have begun to contact some of the executive directors of some of the large clubs for ideas that can be put in place by clubs hovering around 100+. I am already gaining some positive ideas which I will share when I get them into written format.
In a sales force, you can generally assume that about 10% of the force will sell 90% of the product. Our product is Rotary Membership and an opportunity for service. We need to offer these large clubs additional support, encouragement, and respect. They are our "industry leaders.". We need to let our membership know what they do so that smaller clubs can gain ideas. I have every reason to believe that these successful clubs will be more than happy to share their secrets so that other clubs can grow. We can be like them, we are just not there yet.