August is the Membership and Extension Month Rotary International set aside to focus on membership. Membership development and retention are the most important elements in securing the future of Rotary and to continue the Rotary’s mission of humanitarian service. As I mentioned during the District Training Assembly on 24 May 2014, RI President Gary Huang emphasized that we will Light Up Rotary reaching our goal 1.3 million Rotarians, bringing in new members while working to keep the members we have. To do this we’ll need to approach membership in new ways, and try new ideas.

With the above in mind, August is the perfect month to organize the District Membership Development & Retention Seminar for this Rotary Year. Both new and existing members of your clubs will have the opportunity to meet with experienced District Leaders and gain update Rotary Information at international and local level, overview of service projects and activities.

The full details of the District Membership Development & Retention Seminar are:

  • Date:     2 August, 2014 (Saturday)
  • Time:    1200-15:00
  • Venue:   Police Officer Club (POC)

                 28th Hung Hing Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

  • Fee:       $200/ person (including Lunch, coffee, tea and cake)
  • Target participants: 2014-15 Presidents/ PE and the Club Membership Chairs

I urge you to send out invitation to the targeted participants and encourage them to join this important seminar.  A registration form is attached for your further action.

Should you have any questions regarding this seminar, please do not hesitate to contact PP Sam Sio, Deputy Chairman, Membership Extension at or PP Jenny Meyers, Secretary, District Membership Committee at

Yours in Rotary

PDG Jones Wong

District Membership Committee Chair

Registration Form_2 Aug 2014