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1 Maple Grove Rotary Club What the Members Think… January 2006

2 Background Visited with 55 of 56 Rotarians Earliest visit: 8/2/05 (David Barr) Latest visit: 1/17/06 (Rob Vold) Eight Charter Members: 5/90 Fifteen past presidents for Maple Grove Rotary Three past presidents for other clubs Mike Looby Gerry Pedlar Bruce Johnson Jeff Berg David Henningson Brian Blanchard Jerry Kantor Doug Broman Don Kisch Doug Galka Steve Ripsin

3 Demographics Years of Service

4 Demographics Years of Service vs. Involvement

5 Demographics

6 Interesting Comments From those “Underutilized”  “I have the capacity for more.”  Kind of looking for something  “Need to find ‘that thing.’”  “Don’t know ways to get active”  “Want to do more”  “I’ve been asking (to do more)”  “Would like to get more involved”  “This is my choice”  “Can’t do more”  “Struggling with my own business”  “Need to regenerate myself” Utilization

7 Interesting Comments From those utilized “about right” “I’d like to get more involved” “I have more energy and ideas.” “I feel good at this level.” “Nice balance” “My own choice” “I’m on the bubble- deciding right now.” “Didn’t know if/when my committee was meeting.” “I don’t know IT (what Rotary is all about).” From those “overtaxed” “Expectations are too high” Utilization

8 Interesting Comments “How often do you make up?” “Didn’t even know we were supposed to make up.” “I used to all the time, but I haven’t for many years.” “Not lately, its been 6 or 8 years.” “In Rogers, every week.” “No longer do make-ups” “ 2-3 times a year.” “When you make up in another country, you’re treated like royalty.” “I don’t. I have 100% attendance.” “This should be encouraged more.” “You really learn a lot making up elsewhere…” “… what I am glad we don’t do here.” “… what I appreciate about the way we do things.” “… pick up good ideas for our own club” Making up

9 Interesting Comments Networking/ social contacts (X 13) To get involved, get connected (X 12) Service to others/ to the community (X 12) Service above self/ Belief in the four way test (X 8) To make a real difference. “To give back- have been so blessed.” (X 8) Suggested by boss (X 5) Was invited to join (X 4) Best service organization (X 1) Leadership opportunities (X 1) “Mentor in my business.” (X 1) Why did you join Rotary?

10 Interesting Comments Friends Friendships and fellowship (X 15), Camaraderie (X 12), People you can trust/good connections (X 6), Rotary is family (X 2), Warmth of friends (X 2), Sincerity of Friendships (X 2) Fun Fun, casual atmosphere (X 8), Energy/Vitality (X 2), Charisma/personality of club Service Making a difference and doing good work (X 11), A focus on service (X 4) Getting things done, accomplishing amazing things (X 4) Other Ethics/Values/Integrity (X 7), Programs (X 6), Diversity of occupations and ages (X 4), Invocations (X 2) What do you appreciate most about Rotary?

11 Interesting Comments Engage new members more quickly. Invite members to become more involved. Tap into our own talent! (X 22!) More social events (X 9) Tighten procedures, keep records of processes, tips, committee doings (X8) Need more VISION/Mission/Objectives. Explain each committee. Build better foundation footings. (X 7) More, better PR (X 7) Cliques, a chasm between old and new members, same people at same chairs (X 7) Better Communication. Use of website, weekly s to members, increased communication between Board and members. (X 6) Return to mini-classification talks, use to notify in advance (X 6) Guidelines for Hosts, Fine Masters, Song Masters, Invocations, Committees (X 6) Fireside chat for the whole club (X 6) Keep meetings energized, varied, moving, interesting (X 6) Suggestions to make this club better

12 Interesting Comments Improve training and operations at committee level (X 5) Give ample time to speakers, but keep to schedule (X 5) More focus on our purpose, our goals, our accomplishments (X 5) Tap into members’ passion (X 3) Refine invocations (X 3) More women, people of color (X 3) Do fewer things, done better (X3) Watch our 10% (classification rule) (X 3) Special emphasis on programs (one per member) (X 3) New members don’t understand Rotary (X 3) Like charter night and transition party (X 3) Better job preparing and identifying successors (X 2) Better training, tools, education (X 2) Promote area meetings and district conferences (X 2) Exit interviews (X 2) Growing larger vs. keeping intimacy (X 2) Suggestions to make this club better

13 Interesting Comments Member Involvement Engage new members more quickly. Invite members to become more involved. Tap into our own talent! (X 22!) Better Communication. Use of website, weekly s to members, communication between Board and members. (X 6) Fireside chat for the whole club (X 6) New members don’t understand Rotary (X 3) Tap into members’ passion (X 3) Better training, tools, education (X 2) Club Operations Tighten procedures, keep records of processes, tips, committee doings (X8) Return to mini-classification talks, use to notify in advance (X 6) Improve training and operations at committee level (X 5) Do fewer things, done better (X3) Watch our 10% (classification rule) (X 3) Better job preparing and identifying successors (X 2) Exit interviews (X 2) Suggestions to make this club better

14 Interesting Comments At Meetings Guidelines for Hosts, Fine Masters, Song Masters, Invocations, Committees (X 6) Keep meetings energized, varied, moving, interesting (X 6) Give ample time to speakers, but keep to schedule (X 5) Refine invocations (X 3) Activities More social events (X 9) Special emphasis on programs (one per member) (X 3) Enjoy charter night and transition party (X 3) Promote Area Meetings and District Conferences (X 2) Relations/ Atmosphere of Club Cliques, chasm between old and new members, same people at same chairs (X 7) More women, people of color (X 3) Club Identity Need more VISION/Mission/Objectives. Explain each committee. Build better foundation footings. (X 7) More, better PR (X 7) More focus on our purpose, our goals, our accomplishments (X 5) Growing larger vs. keeping intimacy (X 2) Suggestions to make this club better


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