Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Membership Coordinators Phased Out June 2010

I share with you the following letter from RI President John Kenny. Rest assured that RRIMC Jim Henry and I will continue to work with your districts through June, 2010.

November 2009

Dear Regional Rotary International Membership Coordinators:

I am writing to update you on a decision of the RI Board of Directors taken at their meeting in early November.

The Board reviewed the RI strategic plan and it is now focused on three priorities, one of which is to support and strengthen Rotary clubs. Concurrently, President-elect Ray Klinginsmith, in planning for the 2010-2011 Rotary year, is seeking to align RI committees and volunteer positions with the new strategic plan. As part of President-elect Ray’s review, the RRIMC program will be replaced effective 1 July 2010. There will be successor positions known as Rotary Coordinators whose responsibility will include working with RI directors and district leadership to provide information and resources on membership issues and on other aspects of Rotary.

The Board agreed that there will be the same number of Rotary Coordinators as there are Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators. President-elect Ray also plans a fresh start in appointing this new cadre of volunteers and anticipates making his appointments before 1 December.

I greatly appreciate the work that you have done and will do between now and 1 July in supporting Rotary’s membership efforts. Our current program also includes a major emphasis on strengthening Rotary clubs so all of the work we do will provide a good foundation for the new structure to be in place next July. I know I can count on you in the months ahead in carrying out our membership program and in supporting the new Rotary Coordinator structure. Thank you for your continuing service to Rotary. As always, The Future of Rotary Is In Your Hands.

John Kenny President

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