Posted by Mark Daniel Maloney, President 2019-20
Dear Rotarians of District 5340:
During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarians and Rotaractors to grow Rotary.  We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so that we can achieve more.
Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized and strategic.  I am asking every club to form an active membership committee, consisting of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.  
Your clubs membership committee will then apply Rotary's classification system - designed to ensure that the range of professions in your community is well represented - to identify potential leaders with the skill, talent, and the character that will strengthen your club.  If your club's membership committee is unsure how to proceed, look to the club membership committee checklist on for clearly defined steps to organizing your work.  
Growing Rotary is about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them.  Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.