RI Recognizes 10 District 7980 Clubs for their Membership Results

For the very first time Rotary International has identified all of the clubs in our district that have achieved the award thresholds for the Membership Development and Extension Award and the Smaller Club Growth Award. 

This year we have have 10 Clubs which are being honored:


Please offer a word of congratulations to your friends in these D7980 Rotary Clubs.

D7980 continues to add new members

Three of our D7980 Rotary Clubs, Wallingford, Ridgefield and Westport Sunrise, have added a total of 5 new members within the past week.

Through the end of April our district has added net 44 new members since July 1st plus these 5 new Rotarians bring us up to net 49.

Congratulations to the Wallingford, Ridgefield and Westport Sunrise Rotary Clubs for their commitment to membership through the pursuit of recruiting top quality new Rotarians.

This DG (and soon to be PDG) is always will willing to come induct members at any of our 61 Rotary Clubs.





Waterbury Rotary Membership Event

The Waterbury Rotary Club switched off of their regular afternoon meeting this week and held a special fellowship event at President Ellen’s home.

Members, prospective members and family enjoyed excellent fare, drinks and engaging company.


Rotary Membership is Climbing

RI President Ron Burton - Engage Rotarians and Change Lives

RI President Ron Burton Engage Rotarians, Change Lives

Rotary International President Ron Burton has made turning the decline of Worldwide membership a top priority for this year by cleverly emphasizing the need for Rotarian Engagement and it seems to be working as after dropping to a low of under 1.18M members at the end of last year, RI has climbed up over the 1.2M mark once again.

Our 62 Rotary Club Presidents in D7980 have also been working hard to engage their existing Rotarians while adding quality new members to their Clubs and their efforts seem to be paying off as well.

Our March Membership report from Rotary International shows that our membership is growing both in our District (+ 36) and Worldwide (+28,977) since July 1st through March 31, 2014.

Membership report from RI through 3/31/14

Membership report from RI through 3/31/14

Just this past week several of our Clubs added new members.

Quality membership of ample size is the key to having Vibrant Rotary Clubs that allow us to support local community needs and do the projects that we care about around the world.

Rotary Leaders everywhere may have finally been jolted into action by the wake call of dipping below 1.2M members for the first time in over 20 years. Let’s keep it moving in a positive direction. Well Done.

D7980 Rotary Clubs add 11 new members in 2 weeks

March is shaping up to be a busy membership induction month in our District as at least 6 Clubs have inducted (11) new members in the past 2 weeks.

The Membership Induction Trail

The Membership Induction Trail

Trumbull Rotary inducted (2) new members, Newtown Rotary inducted (2) last Monday, Bridgeport Rotary inducted (4) last Tuesday, Old Saybrook Rotary  inducted (1) on Wednesday while both New London Rotary and Madison Rotary inducted (1) each on Thursday.

We just received our February Membership Report from Rotary International which shows us up 28 members year to date (since July 1, 2013). Add to it these 11 and that puts us up +37 since July 1, 2013.