Rotary District 7640
Serving Southern New Jersey
Volume 1 Issue 8

Governor Tom's Monday Message!

Wow, it’s hard to believe that summer is almost over!
100 Ways to Recruit New Members
Clubs are always looking for ways to grow and recruit new members. There are many things club members can do in order to attract new members. Here are a few ideas to start, and you will find a hundred viable approaches that one could use in order to recruit more members attached below.
  1. Ask someone
  2. Bring a guest to meetings
  3. Advertize in newspapers & cable TV
  4. Have a clear club goal and a strategic plan
  5. Letters or personal contact with local businesses
  6. Contact with Chamber of Commerce
  7. Place customized bookmarks in library books
  8. Have public meetings at malls, outdoors, etc.
  9. Have a booth at malls, fairs, festivals, etc.
  10. Place pamphlets in doctor's offices, hospitals, cafeterias, libraries, etc.
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100 Ways to Recruit NewMembers
Grant Seminar
The Grant’s Training Seminar was last week, and I am happy to report that 30 people attend the Webinar. Thank you PDG Tim Datig, for the excellent training session.  We are wrapping up grants from last year, and will start the new grant process shortly. There is money available for District Grants. You may apply for up to $2,000 for a District Grant, and your club must contribute $500, so that means you can do a project for $2,500. 
Tri County Rotary Club Charter Ceremony
Mark your calendar for the Tri-County Rotary Club's Charter Celebration on Thursday, October 12th at Merighi's Savoy Inn in East Vineland. The theme for the celebration is "Reaching for the Stars". This is the first Charter Celebration for a new club in many years. Join me to support the Tri-County Rotary Club members at their Charter Celebration.
Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary Leadership Institute’s next program will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Indian Cultural Center in Voorhees.  The price is $90.00.  This is a great way to learn about Rotary from fellow Rotarians.  The facilitators are all Rotarians and make the learning process fun and interactive. Remember…. if your club is sending a Rotarian to take a Part II or Part III course, the District will pay for a second Rotarian to go to this training program.  
Salem Rotary Club
Governor's Visit!
I went the Salem Rotary Club meeting last week. I had the great honor to sit across from one of my Rotary Idols, Past District Governor Harold Smick.
It was awesome to hear him tell stories about his days as District Governor. Harold visited every club three times except Hammonton, where he visited them seven times during his year as Governor. I learned an interesting fact about Harold last week, I heard several people call him “Junior”. It seems that his family and friends call him Junior, because he is Harold B. Smick, Jr.
Next time you see Harold let him know that you know is nickname, and he will give you a smile. When I left the meeting I said, “I will see you soon Junior”!  He gave me a big smile, and said I look forward to it.
District Training at Cumberland County College
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 23rd.  We will be having a District Training Session on Membership, Foundation and Public Image at Cumberland County College from 8:00 am to Noon. Registration starts at 7:30am. 
The cost is only $10.00/Rotarian.  We have great speakers planned, and lots of new things to share with you that day.
Sign up on the District Website here.  
Have you planted a tree yet?
Rotary International President Ian Riseley made the case when he unveiled the 2017-2018 Presidential Theme, Rotary: Making a Difference!  He said, “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyones concern.  
President Ian challenged every Rotary Club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the year on July 1, 2017, and Earth Day on April 22, 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air.
“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said.  “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our plant, but to the planet itself.”
FYI, I planted mine back in June and it is going strong! Plant your tree, take a picture and send it to us.  We’ll put it in my next issue!
Rotary Minute

“Friendship…the craving for which brought Rotary into existence is the thing that
will keep Rotary a living, vital force in the world for all time, the very foundation
of our organization.”
— Address to 1920 Rotary Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA  
Russell Hampton
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