Posted by John Locke - District Membership Chair
A brand new Passport Club is being formed in Rotary District 6250. Since time constraints is a major factor people leave Rotary, a Passport Club offers an alternative option to a traditional club model with the added flexibility needed by many to join, or stay involved in Rotary. This new club model will benefit our clubs, district, and Rotary itself.  
 
The Passport Club and Traditional Clubs can enrich one another with these common goals: 
Retain Rotarians​ - Today, like every day, conflicting commitments put pressure on some active Rotarians causing them to contemplate ending their membership. The love for Rotary is still there and having a Passport Club as an option may allow for them to remain Rotarians. When their time opens up again for a traditional model they may jump back to their original club. It is good to offer a variety of club experiences! 
 
Gain Members​ - The Passport Club model encourages members to visit traditional clubs. Some might find that they enjoy the fellowship or experience of a traditional club, and switch from the Passport club to your club.  
 
Expand Your Club’s Reach​ - The Passport Club model encourages members to participate in your club’s service projects and fundraisers. By having access to more Rotarians, your club will expand its reach and allow your club to make a larger impact in the community.  
 
Enrich Your Members' Experience​ - The Passport club will give your members access to its professional development, service, and social events.  "Make-ups” can be made at the Passport Club's monthly virtual meeting. Your club can include all of these events in your calendar to enrich your member experience.  
 
To learn about the Passport Club model go to: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/guide-passport-clubs 
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to D6250 Membership Chair John at ​johnlockerotary@gmail.com​. Every month on the First Friday at 8 a.m. 
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