Welcome to Rotary District 5710 - Eastern Kansas

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back. Our District is comprised of 43 clubs in Eastern Kansas, with over 2100 members. Find a Club in Eastern Kansas.
(In recent months we’ve discussed ways to attract younger members to Rotary.  This article reminds us why and how younger members are vital for Rotary’s future.)
Engaging young adults in Rotary can bring new perspectives, energy, and skills to the organization, which can contribute to your club’s growth and sustainability. Here are several reasons why your club should make recruitment of younger members a priority.
1. Fresh Perspectives and Ideas: Young adults often bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking. By inviting them to join, Rotary clubs can benefit from diverse viewpoints and creative solutions to address community needs and global challenges.
2. Leadership Development: Engaging young adults in Rotary provides an opportunity for their leadership development. Encouraging them to take on leadership roles and responsibilities within the organization can help them develop valuable skills and experiences that will benefit both Rotary and the members themselves.
3. Sustainable Growth: Inviting young adults to join Rotary is essential for the long-term sustainability and relevance of the organization. Ensuring a continuous influx of new, diverse, and engaged members is critical for the vitality and growth of Rotary clubs.
4. Connection to Community: Young adults often have a strong desire to connect with and contribute to their communities. By inviting them to join Rotary, clubs can provide a platform for young adults to engage in meaningful service projects and make a positive impact in their local and global communities.
5. Representation and Diversity: Actively inviting young adults to join Rotary can contribute to greater diversity and representation within the organization. Embracing a wide range of age groups and backgrounds can enrich the collective experience and effectiveness of Rotary clubs.
6. Succession Planning: Engaging young adults in Rotary is important for succession planning. As experienced members transition out of leadership roles or move on, inviting young adults to join ensures that there is a pipeline of capable and committed individuals ready to step into leadership positions and sustain the organization's mission and impact.
7. Adaptation to Changing Needs: Young adults are often early adopters of new technologies, trends, and methods of engagement. By inviting them to join Rotary, clubs can adapt to changing preferences and needs, ensuring that the organization remains relevant and accessible to a new generation of potential members and beneficiaries.
8. Impactful Engagement: Inviting young adults to join Rotary creates opportunities for meaningful engagement and contribution. By involving them in service projects, mentorship programs, and leadership opportunities, Rotary can empower young adults to make a positive difference in their communities and the world.
In conclusion, asking young adults to join Rotary is essential for the organization's continued relevance, growth, and impact. Creating an open and inviting environment for young adults to participate in Rotary can bring new perspectives, skills, and energy to the organization, ultimately contributing to its success in advancing community service, fostering leadership, and addressing global challenges.
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DG Jenalea Randall
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