David Elliot brought us up to date on Rotary membership and the new Passport Club.  World wide membership declined below 1.2 million members for the first time this year but quickly regained the previous level after some new clubs in Asia were chartered.  Changes to the RI By-laws have added flexibility to membership and removed some barriers to membership.  Membership options have allowed for family and corporate membership.  
 
The passport club is a district club which allows Rotary to fit into one's personal situation and permits members to participate where ever they are.  This club structure may help past members to rejoin Rotary and individuals who travel frequently to maintain their connection to Rotary.
 
David challenged us to consider sponsoring a satellite club focused on groups usually not participating in Rotary such as Latino groups or Arabic groups.
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