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Each One, Bring One Implementation Tips

Club Leaders, great job on empowering your members to share Rotary with others! It is inspiring to see what Rotary Clubs can do when we prioritize the member experience and give members the tools to invite others to benefit in the same way. Below, you’ll find tips for success and a sample timeline to take your Each One, Bring One campaign to the next level as we turn the calendar into a new year. Every Rotary Club is unique, so feel free to adapt, customize and dream up your own creative ideas!

Remember to reach out to District 6690 Each One, Bring One Coordinator Matt Wideman with questions.

Club Leaders, the best way to see success with your Each One, Bring One campaign is to include your members and get everyone excited about the possibilities of growing your club! Below, you’ll find tips for success and a sample timeline to kick-start your campaign in the first few months of the Rotary year. Every Rotary Club is unique, so feel free to adapt, customize and dream up your own creative ideas!

Remember to reach out to District 6990 Each One, Bring One Coordinator Matt Wideman with questions.

January

  • Check in with your Each One, Bring One Contact Person. Even if you didn’t designate a
    primary contact in July, you can do so now by emailing Matt Wideman. Designating a
    primary contact for this campaign is a great way to develop future club leaders through
    engagement and autonomy.
  • Remind your members about the Each One, Bring One campaign by using one of the
    templates and tools below or create your own resources.
  • Each One, Bring One… Keep Two! When you approach membership growth from a
    systemic perspective that includes ALL of your members, you not only grow Rotary
    through growing relationships, but you strengthen the commitment and engagement of
    your current members. Take a few moments and check in with all members. Touch base
    with newer members. Rotary is as strong as our relationships with one another!

February

  • Complete the Sharing the Rotary Experience Activity at a club meeting. This is a great
    activity to use in place of a speaker. Clubs that complete the activity, report it build
    camaraderie as members share their own memories and special experiences in Rotary.
  • Develop a solid plan for welcoming and engaging guests
    • Consider using this Guest Welcome script or adapt to your own style. Create a
      culture where your current members feel very comfortable approaching guests to
      introduce themselves.
    • Engage with your Membership Committee to develop or adapt a Welcome to
      Your First Rotary Meeting handout for guests. Here is an example from Athens
      Sunrise Rotary.

March

  • Remind your members about Each One, Bring One and internally recognize the
    members who participate. Consider a 1-2 minute acknowledgement/thank you during
    your monthly business meeting for members who participated last month.
  • Devote a club meeting to Each One, Bring One and use the “Prospective Member” tool
    from Rotary International to identify prospective members in your community.
  • Create a handout for club members to give prospective guests so they can learn about
    your club meeting times. Here is a great example from Granville Rotary.

April

  • Assemble a team to attend a regional “Frankenstein” Member Orientation Building
    Workshop in the Spring (dates announced soon!). This creative and engaging workshop,
    hosted by the District Membership Team, brings the best and most innovative tools to the
    table and every club team will leave the workshop with a ready-to-implement new
    member orientation program that matches your club’s unique personality.
  • Implement a guest follow up plan!
    • Inspire your membership committee to develop a plan to follow up with guests.
      Be sure to check out the templates in our EOBO Tool Kit or develop your own!

May

  • Talk to your members about the monthly charitable incentive hosted by the district for
    members who participate in Each One, Bring One. If a member of your club has won the
    drawing, invite the charity to present at a club meeting.
  • Share information about Each One, Bring One in your club’s newsletter.

June

  • Consider hosting a community “open house” to celebrate your members and the
    community you serve. Clubs are encouraged to replicate “Meet Rotary” for in-person
    events or virtual gatherings. It’s a high-impact event that highlights the important work of
    Rotary while identifying opportunities for others to get involved.
  • As the Rotary year comes to a close, think about ways your club might continue to
    engage with current and future members.

June (pre-work)

  • Identify an Each One, Bring One Contact Person for your club. This person may be your Club Membership Chair or someone else.
  • They will receive monthly communication from the District Each One, Bring One Coordinator Matt Wideman to submit the names of participating members to our monthly charitable drawing.
  • This person will be responsible for tracking members who participate by bringing guests to club meetings, service projects or social events. It will require approximately 1 hour each month and is a GREAT opportunity to prepare someone for future leadership in your club! If you don’t identify a contact person, the communications will default to you as Club President.
  • Click HERE to designate your club’s primary contact.

July

  • Introduce your members to Each One, Bring One.
    • Complete the “Sharing the Rotary Experience” Activity with your members during a club meeting in July. The activity should take approximately 5-10 minutes and can occur in-person, virtually or hybrid.
    • Utilize an internal communication tool to remind your members to invite guests
  • Communicate with your community!
    • Utilize the external communication tools to share “guests welcome” on social media and to use existing professional networks as a pathway to prospective members.

August

  • Remind your members about Each One, Bring One and recognize the members who participate. Consider a 1-2 minute acknowledgement/thank you during your monthly business meeting for members who participated last month.
  • Welcome guests warmly!

September

  • Talk to your members about the monthly charitable incentive hosted by the district for members who participate in Each One, Bring One.
  • Share information about Each One, Bring One in your club’s newsletter.
  • Create a guest follow up plan!
    • Inspire your membership committee to develop a plan to follow up with guests. Be sure to check out the templates in our EOBO Tool Kit or develop your own!

October

  • Use the “Prospective Member” tool from Rotary International to identify prospective members in your community. This is a great activity to complete during a club business meeting.
  • Remember to include regular reminders about Each One, Bring One in your internal club communications and to announce the campaign during club meetings.