Membership Development Chair - PDG Scott MacDonell


If you missed this wonderful training opportunity above, it's not too late. We now have the recording of this event.
Definitely worth the watch: Click Here to Start the Video

How to Create "Cause Based" Rotary Clubs. A great video presented by Tom Gump to Zone 32

Other videos you will want to watch.

To see Rotary President Barry Rassin about membership please click here (Video 2:11)

To see Past RI President Ian talking about membership please click here (Video 1:49)

To see a video of Past RI President K.R. Ravindran talking about membership in Rotary please click here

To see a video of Rotary International Director Brad Howard talking about membership please click here  
To get to the main point of his video move ahead to about 12:30

“Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual Rotary club cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward.”-Armando De Arruda Pereira, circa 1941
  • JOIN MEN & WOMEN from all continents, cultures, and occupations 
  • EXCHANGE IDEAS and form lifelong friendships  
  • TAKE ACTION to create positive change in our communities and beyond       


Mission Statement:  

Serve as a resource and provide assistance to District 7120 Clubs for membership development; member attraction (recruitment) and engagement (involving members in the club and its activities).


  • Provide support to the clubs, as well as to District 7120, so that they can achieve their membership goals for the year.
  • Identify and re-engage people who have participated in various Rotary Foundation and Rotary International programs; i.e., Group Study Exchange, Ambassadorial and Peace scholars; Vocational Training Team members, RYLA, Rotaractors, Interactors, etc.
  • Provide support for new club development.
  • Welcome new club members each month announcing them in the ​​​​​​monthly District Newsletter.
  • Hold District educational workshop(s).
  • Conduct Area meeting(s) to address regional issues and concerns related to membership development.
  • Send membership development information to all District 7120 Rotarians via the District Newsletter and/or the District Membership Development Webpages.
  • Promote and create opportunities for clubs to collaborate and share best practices and/or brainstorm membership development ideas 


Committee Members:

PDG Scott MacDonell, CliftonSprings, Chair
PDG John Hall, Fairport
Gary Reilly, Newark
Daniel Kelley, Canandaigua
Carl Grovanz, Ontario-Walworth
Drew Ashley, Honeoye Falls/Mendon
Antwan Williams, Rochester Southeast
Kevin Mooney, Newark,
Executive Leadership:

Dave Hannan, DG, Newark

Linda Kohl, DGE, Penfield

Janet Tenreiro, Canandaigua, DGN

Mike Slovak, Immediate Past DG, Bath 

“This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”- Paul Harris, circa 1935