Generation-skipping in the Recruitment of Rotarians?

Many of us have heard of generation-skipping in terms of passing down monetary assets but how about passing down the gift of Rotary? Given the median age of our membership, recruiting our friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and other peers may not bear the most fruit. Suggesting the value and rewards of Rotary to younger generations may be an ingredient of long-term success. Throw in a dash of mentoring and it can be a recipe for the successful future of Rotary!

I was stirred to write this article by a prospective candidate who filled out the Membership Lead form on the rotary.org website.

Here are the key fields from his submission:
Age range:18-29. Comments: My schedule has become more stable after finishing undergrad and beginning my career, providing me with a fair amount of free time. I believe getting involved with the Rotary Club would be an excellent use of my time.

How did you hear about Rotary?: Through a personal connection (friend or family)

Why do you want to get involved? My grandfather is a Rotarian living in Winchester Virginia. He has always demonstrated the importance of community service and speaks very highly of the organization.

What do you think of this concept? John White is wearing his chef’s hat and is available to chat.