Membership Grant Programs

 
District 6250 has allocated $10,000 in New Member Project and Membership Growth Grants for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.

New Member Project Grants

Purpose

Five $1,000 New Member Project Grants will be provided for new Rotary club members to use towards a service project of their choice, helping them jumpstart their involvement with their clubs. Engaging new members early helps improve member satisfaction and retention.

Qualifications

In order to apply, clubs must have four new members who have maintained their membership in the club for at least four months during the 2020-2021 Rotary year. Five $1,000 grants will be awarded with priority going to the clubs that have the highest net positive member growth for the Rotary Year as of May 31st.

How to Apply

Applications due May 31st.
 
  1. The Club Membership Chair or President must notify the District Membership Chair when they have reached four new members lasting for four months before May 31st.
  2. On June 1st, the District Membership Chair will compare the net positive growth in number of members and will award the top five clubs with the grant monies during the month of June.
 
 
 

Results

Once the funds are used, the Club Membership Chair, Club President, or preferably the new members themselves must report to the District Membership Chair on how the funds were used. Use the final report form below:
 

 

Membership Growth Grants

Purpose

Two $1,000 grants and ten $300 grants will be provided to clubs requesting funds to help with membership retention, recruitment, starting a new club, promotion, etc.

Qualifications

To qualify, your club must have a Membership Chair. Priority of the awards will go to those efforts demonstrating the most innovative and impactful ideas for growing a club’s membership. Collaboration among the club’s Public Image, Foundation, and Youth committees is encouraged. 
 
If several clubs choose to collaborate on the grant, the District Membership team may choose to aggregate the award for the same project.
 
Funds will not be awarded if the request involves expenses for:
  • Normal club operating budget
  • Paying for expenses that are covered or addressed by another part of the district budget, such as food or travel expenses
  • Or for any reason the District Governor line deems unreasonable.

How to Apply

Applications due December 1st.
 
  1. Club Membership Chairs must submit a one-page summary describing their plans for the grant and why they deserve to be funded to the District Membership Chair before December 1st.
  2. The District Membership team will review the responses and select the winners in December.
  3. The winners will be announced to the clubs in January using the District Newsletter. The funds will also be paid out in January.
 
 

Results

The club(s) must submit a report outlining the results of the project/campaign by June 30th.  Once the funds are used, the Club Membership Chair, Club President, or preferably the new members themselves must report to the District Membership Chair on how the funds were used. Use the final report form below:
 
 
District 6250 Membership Chair
John Locke
H:  608-385-7954
johnlockerotary@gmail.com
 
 

 

 
 


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