November 2019 CONNECTING Newsletter
Support RCM with a Sustaining Membership

Special thanks to our Sustaining Members:
JoAnne Anton, Kristin Bergstrom, David Buck, Steve Chevalier, Bill Coleman, Lloyd Dickinson, Jim Dorman, Charlie James, Julilly Kohler, Ed Krishok, Doug MacNeil, Quinn Martin, Jim Miller, Detlef Moore, Dan Nelson, Jill Pelisek and John Ridley Thank you!

 

What is a Sustaining Member?
Recognizing the challenge to balance the need to keep dues affordable with the need to grow revenue, in 2014 the RCM Board created a “Sustaining Membership” category—an opportunity for those with the means and the inclination to support the Club above the usual dues payment. Sustaining members have some special recognition: a unique name badge listing on the donor board near the registration table. From time to time, they will be recognized in the newsletter and at our meeting.

 

Semi-annual dues for a Sustaining Member are $995. Dues for “Exempt” Sustaining Members will be $595. For more information or to sign up, contact the Rotary office.

 

Why do we need Sustaining Members?
Rotary has many strengths including a committed membership base, strong volunteer leadership and an outstanding staff. In the opinion of the board, the dedicated executive leadership makes the difference between a good club and a great club. The effort to keep dues affordable has resulted in a squeeze on the financial resources available for our many good works.

 

Rotary membership is a very good value.
If one spreads the cost of a sustaining membership over the year, the cost comes to $27 per week. This includes lunch, parking, a great program and the opportunity to connect with fellow Rotarians on a weekly basis. We also offer monthly networking hours and Tyrotarian tours. And that is just the beginning—we create a platform to make a difference in our community and around the globe.