Welcome to Rotary District 6580!
District Governor Santhana Naidu
"August is Membership and New Club Development Month"
I’ve had the pleasure of kicking off this promising Rotary year by visiting several clubs in Southern Indiana, in which every club is making a special impact in their communities. Our goals this year are to Grow Rotary and make Rotary family-friendly.
Growing Rotary: We need to capitalize on the strong Rotary brand prevalent in our local communities to grow Rotary. I challenge every club to appoint a membership chair and committee this month, and develop a multi-year membership development plan before the end of 2019. Membership does not just mean bringing new members. We must find ways to engage current and incoming members to build a stronger retention. I believe a stronger and engaged membership will naturally lead to increased giving. Please let me know how our membership or foundation committees can be of assistance to your club.
Making Rotary family-friendly: I believe our Rotary experience should be personally and professionally relevant and fulfilling. This is why I believe so strongly in building a more family-friendly Rotary -- one that welcomes children to our activities and that is considerate of families in our scheduling. I am requesting all the clubs to at least have one family-friendly event during Rotary year and have offered the District Governor visit to be such an event. I am very pleased to see so many clubs open up to this idea. The three Bloomington clubs co-hosted a family-friendly fellowship event for the DG visit. It was a terrific event and you can find pictures on our District Facebook page. Vincennes hosted a great family-friendly event combined with a service project dedication, and it attracted local business and public officials. I am looking forward to attending several other family-friendly events in the upcoming weeks!
Thank you for choosing to be a part of Rotary and making a difference locally and globally!
Sincerely, Santhana, DG