Membership Seminar Series
To view the speakers presentation, click on their name below:
Michael McQueen
July 14, 2020
Kero O'Shea
August 13, 2020
Sept 10, 2020
Evan Burrell
Dec 11, 2020
On Thursday Feb 11th, 2021 at 6:00pm, Rebecca Fry,  will be giving a talk via Zoom videoconferencing as a guest speaker at the District 9705 Membership Seminar Series. The talk is open to all Rotarians, Rotaractors and interested members of the public.
Rebecca has over a decade of experience in non-profit leadership and development, running leadership programs across Australia and New Zealand. She has served in a number of senior roles including Chair of Rotaract Australia and sits on the Rotary International Strategic Planning Committee.
Rebecca strongly believes in empowering people to create positive change in the world, launching numerous initiatives in this pursuit including RYLA Oceania and chartering a new Rotary Club (the Rotary Social Impact Network). Professionally, Rebecca works in Corporate Strategy in local government, where she brings her strategic expertise into driving positive outcomes for her local community.  

District 9705 Membership
The top two reasons people join Rotary are to give back to the community and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends. Our members stay with Rotary for the same reasons.
Rotary brings together leaders from all cultures and occupations who want to use their distinct expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. Who step forward to tackle the toughest challenges and persevere to create lasting change in communities around the world
Membership development and retention is at the heart of sustainability for D9705 and all Clubs. Every member is responsible for membership development and retention, as well as the active Club Membership Committee.
The District Membership Committee is there to help your Club with practical ideas and support to ensure your club achieves its membership goal and is sustainable into the future.

Mark Huddleston to speak on membership
On Tuesday November 10th at 5:30pm, via Zoom videoconferencing, Mark Huddleston,  will be giving a talk  on Rotary Membership as a guest speaker at the District 9705 Membership Seminar Series.
Mark joined the Rotary Club of Edwardstown in South Australia in 1997 at the age of 29 after 10 years in Rotaract. Now aged 52, Mark has been involved with Rotary for well over half of his life.
He was Edwardstown Club President in 2006/07, and served in senior district leadership roles for 8 years including 3 years as District 9520 Membership Chair. He has designed numerous Rotary websites and administered a number of Rotary Club and District Facebook pages. He has been a prolific blogger on Rotary membership issues and has authored a number of articles for Rotary Down Under Magazine.
In November 2016 Mark transferred into the newly chartered Rotary Club of Seaford, a club he was instrumental in forming. He is a much sought after commentator on Rotary’s membership challenges and has spoken on over 200 occasions about membership to clubs, and numerous conferences and training events around Australia and New Zealand.
In 2018 Mark published his first book, Creatures of Habit about the underlying causes of membership decline and how we can turn things around. This book is now in its 5th print run.
Mark is a store manager with Pack and Send, Australia’s leading freight, courier and logistics company. He is married to Debra, who he met in Rotaract, and has two children, Aaron aged 17 and Elise aged 14.