Dear Club Presidents,
Every club wants to leave a legacy of impact! As incoming Club President, this is an opportunity to lead your club in leaving such an impact, sustain member growth AND participate in a meaningful Zone-level initiative.
Our incoming ZONE Director John C. Matthews (Rotary International Director 2017-2019—Zone 25/26) is offering an opportunity for a limited number of clubs in our new District 5495 to participate in a Pilot Program at the Zone level.  The Sustainable Rotary Club Project, will include about 100 clubs throughout the West Coast. Pilot clubs will have the single commitment to achieving sustained growth for the next three consecutive years. When you read the attached brief overview of the Project, you will see that the Project is non-prescriptive: Clubs simply agree to do what they do best to sustain continuous membership growth while being part of a pilot study.
As PEs I invite you to read the attached information and consult with your club’s Board about the advantages of your club being a part of this initiative. If you, your Board, and other club leaders are ready to commit to representing our District by becoming one of the 100+ clubs who will pilot this Project, please act quickly. The deadline for sending in the signed Commitment Letter is June 30th. However, it is hoped that our District Membership Tony Inglese and Project Coordinator PDG Deniel Banks might have your Letter of Commitment sooner. Please feel free to contact Deniel if you have questions.   
Also attached is a Letter of Commitment that each participating club must sign. Every club regardless of size, culture, service activities, and current growth trends is offered this opportunity to move forward to showcase what they do best to attract and keep members. 
This exciting new initiative is worth your consideration. I personally look forward to knowing which of our clubs will make the commitment to participate. 
Best Rotary regards—
Nancy Van Pelt
2017-18 Governor AZ Rotary District 5495