Strong Clubs not More Clubs is our theme for 2013-2014.  There were several District incentives to encourage members ofgoals District 69 to visit other Clubs to help boost their meeting numbers. Not many Areas have taken up on this. Many Clubs realised that they could do with help to get their Club membership thriving again so had enlisted the assistance of a Club Coach. Coral McVean is coordinating this for District 69. All Clubs eligible for a Coach need to use this very valuable resource to support their members and gain extra assistance. Coral’s contacts are:; Tel:07 5441 7820, Cell: 0438 417 880.  Additionally we been tidying up Clubs that haven’t been operational for some time, ensuring suspension notices had gone through. So far  five Clubs have been suspended, with possibly one more to go.

It is important for us as a District to grow our Club numbers in response to market demand. Barrie Fuller has been very busy in his role as New Clubs coordinator for District 69. He has been doing a lot of work with Corporate Clubs. Electric Club has Chartered in Eastern Division and we believe another Club very close to submitting paperwork. Aro Kia has been working tirelessly in PNG with the result that one Club chartered late December with a membership of 58 and another is in the process of doing so with a membership in the 70s. Other members of District 69 have worked enthusiastically with another three Clubs who are close to chartering.  Well done everyone.goals

Just as Clubs have goals, your District team has goals too. Ours is for our District to reach at least Distinguished status. My fantastic team is pulling out all the stops to achieve this. At TI membership is an important barometer of District health and focus so I ask all Clubs to ensure dues are paid ahead of time. I’ve heard some Clubs even have payment plans for their members. What a great idea. Let’s support our members and set a goal that 100% of our Clubs have paid their membership by the due date. This link explains how to use Club Central to lodge dues payments.

One hundred per cent of our Clubs have their Club Executive Lists in on time and 100% of the Clubs who change Executive Bi-annually had theirs in on time, well done.

It is a huge team effort to rebuild membership.  Let’s commit to retaining and building our Club membership so all Clubs are either at Charter strength or have had a growth of five members. Each of us can contribute to making our Club membership stronger and to looking after our current members.  What can YOU do?

Let’s strive to be distinguished in the way we look after our members, to meet and to exceed their expectations, consolidate and build on our numbers and work together to become a Distinguished District.

Christine Lennon