THE Rotary District covering North Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire is working to combat a present fall in membership with messages of positive achievement going out through their 55 clubs. Lynne Marshall, who takes over as District Governor on July 1, said that although membership in general was a current problem, there was "a lot of good work going on".
She added: "As I go around clubs I find most of them are in relatively good shape and my appeal to them is to get their positive messages across through newspapers and radio in their area as well as using social media.
"Rotary clubs are working hard from kids days out to youth activities such as young chef, writer, photographer and innovator right through to stroke awareness. And it shouldn't be forgotten the support that Rotary continues to give to the eradication of polio throughout the world."
She added: "I am urging all our clubs to become more hands on with regard to facebook and twitter - changing the facebook page every day.
"The more that people know what Rotary is doing for the benefit of the community, the more likely they are to become attracted to its objective of service above self."