Rotary Membership Best Practices Blog

This page is a living resource for best practices when it comes to membership recruitment, retention, and engagement. New resources will be added monthly. Questions? Contact the Rotary Coordinators at

Zoom Best Practice Series

A series of best practices for conducting Rotary remotely through Zoom Meetings.

Social Distancing Series

A series of ideas for conducting Rotary in-person while following social distancing guidelines.

Ideation Series

A series of best practices for generating and implementing new ideas.

Inspiration & Team Building Series

A series of positive thought and team-building articles.

New Rotary Club Central- How to Guides and Webinar Tour

The new and improved Rotary Club Central is here. It’s now faster, easier to navigate, and presents past and current club data in a more accessible way. Additional features include:

  • Inputting Rotary Foundation goals in local currency
  • Easy-to-read charts and graphs make it easy to set goals and plan for the future
  • A simpler way to track service activities and volunteer hours
  • AND a way to both select your Club’s goals and view all of the goals on one screen

Plus, you can plan and track membership initiatives, service activities, and Foundation giving, as well as complete Rotary Citation goals.

Rotary Club Central is also a great tool for succession planning. As club leadership changes, having a historical record of goals and achievements can make the transition between leaders seamless. Post from Rotary International

How to Guides in our Zone dropbox here:

RI Webinar Recording August 8, 2017 on My Rotary here:


Setting Rotary Club Central Goals – Foundation Giving

Setting Rotary Club Central Goals – Your Club

Zone 25/26 to Host Special “Conversation About Rotary” Webinars

All Zone 25/26 club members are invited to attend our next webinar series, “A Conversation About Rotary,” with Rotary International Director Brad Howard.

To accommodate busy schedules, “A Conversation About Rotary” will take place on two separate dates. The first webinar will be held for one hour on this Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:00am PDT, with a second presentation following on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm PDT.

With the end of the Rotary year on everyone’s radar, RID Brad will share some of the current issues and initiatives facing Rotary. Further, he will field your questions and comments during the webinar. These webinars are meant to facilitate communication between you and Zone leadership. No lecturing, just an interactive web-based meeting with your Director. He wants to hear from you and answer your questions, which can be asked during the presentation.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Below are the links to register for each:

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:00am PDT

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm PDT

Feel free to share this invitation with your club members. This is a very special webinar tailored specifically to all interested Rotarians. For attendees that would prefer to simply call in, a phone number and special access code will be provided after you register. Due to licensing restrictions, each webinar has a limit of 100 attendees, so we encourage everyone to “save their seat” and register as soon as possible.

On behalf of Rotary International Director Brad, we hope to that you’ll be able to register, and look forward to “virtually” seeing you beginning on St. Patrick’s Day at 9:00am.