Club Service: Mission

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong, strengthening fellowship, and ensuring the effective functioning of the club. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

What is Club Service?

A key role of the District is to strengthen and support Clubs. A fundamental component of Rotary is the Club Meeting and it is the best PR and Membership strategy we have. It is essential that clubs conduct dynamic meetings. The Club Service chair has an important responsibility, ensuring the weekly meeting program is structured and balanced, that meetings are well run, and that members are kept informed through the Club bulletin and website.

The Club Service chair requires an understanding of meeting and Rotary procedures to be effective in this role. The Club Service chair is responsible for a varied range of activities including:
  • Weekly meeting program - Rotary months, guest speakers, social and fellowship
  • Meeting management – Sergeant at arms, Protocol (flags, toast, ethics), induction, new member approval, RI protocol, guests
  • Keeping members informed – use of information sources including the bulletin, website and Rotary information
  • Other Club activities – Conference chair, historian, club property, photographer, welfare officer.
  • Your aim as Club Service Officer is a vibrant Club, a Club attractive to all members and guests.
When you think about it, is your club everything you want it to be? Is it fun and energetic? Does it stand out and make you proud? Does it have its own identity? Is it known for a signature activity? Are members diverse? Open to new ideas? Involved? Engaged in Rotary both within the Club and beyond?

Club meetings are more effective if conducted as agenda-driven business meetings Sub Committees are required for the effective functioning of Rotary Clubs. This will vary from club to club depending on the number of members and the way the Club operates:
  • Bulletin Editor
  • Conference Chair/Champion/Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Program Manager
  • Rotary Leadership Coordinator
  • Social Activities & Fellowship Coordinator
  • Club Service Director
  • Guest Speaker Coordinator
  • Photographer
  • Reception Officer
  • Sergeant at Arms
District Club Service Leadership
Club Service Director

Lee Ginsburg
Rotary Club of West Lake Village