Organization failure begins at the top. Rotary did not stop growing because people were not interested in joining local Rotary clubs. The number of people joining Rotary clubs proves that. It stopped growing because its leaders assumed it was in the business of supplying humanitarian services rather than in the business of creating Rotarians; they were product oriented instead of member oriented.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Are P.E.T.S. Focused on Presidents-Elect?
ARE P.E.T.S. FOCUSED ON PRESIDENTS-ELECT?
In North America, the now eighteen-year drop in membership, and the over twenty years of organized Presidents-Elect Training Sessions (PETS) is too close of a relationship to be considered a mere coincidence. From this observation, two propositions could be debated:
1: PETS slowed the rate of our membership decline.