Rotary International News -- 17 September 2009
RI President John Kenny (middle) has established his membership goals. Districts that achieve these goals can earn a certificate signed by Kenny. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson
Clubs can earn a certificate signed by RI President John Kenny by meeting his membership goals for 2009-10. The top 10 clubs and top 10 districts, as determined by RI, will also be acknowledged onstage at the 2010 convention in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
To meet Kenny's membership goals, clubs need to achieve the following:
- A minimum net increase of one member
- A minimum retention rate of 80 percent and two of the items below:
- Increased percentage of qualified women
- Increased percentage of qualified younger professionals (under age 50)
- Induction of at least one RI or Rotary Foundation program alumna/alumnus
- Increased diversity of membership (e.g., classification, gender, age, ethnicity)
Achievement of club goals will be certified by the district governor.
Kenny's goals for districts are:
- A minimum net increase of one member in each existing club
- A minimum retention rate of 80 percent in each existing club
- A minimum of one or two new clubs organized
Clubs should submit their results to their district governor by 15 May. Districts should certify the results and submit them to RI, along with their district results, by 22 May. Certification forms will be available onwww.rotary.org at a later date.
All clubs and districts that reach these membership goals will receive a certificate signed by Kenny. From this pool, RI will determine the top 10 clubs and top 10 districts (not more than one club or one district per zone) showing the highest percentage net increase in membership, to be acknowledged onstage at the Montréal convention.