One of the most significant impacts on Rotary membership growth, engagement and retention during 2021 will be the way every Rotary club shifts from primarily virtual club meetings to Hybrid Meetings (a combination of members meeting in-person and virtually).  Just as clubs effectively pivoted to virtual meetings, the next opportunity is to prepare for the in-person/virtual hybrid experience. As the pandemic declines, and more are vaccinated, many members will want to gather again. The Hybrid Meeting model honors and serves both groups … those who wish to meet in person and members most comfortable attending virtually.
 
The Region 36 Hybrid Meetings Team is pleased to report we are well positioned for the expansion of Hybrid meetings due to District 5950’s development of a comprehensive set of training materials. These may be referenced on the 5950 District website on the Going Hybrid Training page
 
Additional hybrid meeting best practices including recommendations for the technology support needed at the club and district levels are under development.  If you would like to share your club’s hybrid experience or participate in the development of best practices, contact Bruce Baumberger, PDG 6440, Region 36 Technology and Communication Resources Coordinator: gov.bruce@rotary6440.org.